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I am a PhD student in Derek Briggs` Paleobiology Lab at Yale University. My research focuses on mechanisms of biomolecular and higher level soft tissue preservation with the aim to trace ancient life and its behaviors. I am working allover the tree of life, though, I am especially interested in using preserved molecular and soft tissue characters to understand major steps in the evolution of avian-style reproduction on the archosaur lineage. Parallel to my last years in High School, I studied for four years Chemistry and Chemical Biology at the Technical University of Dortmund, Germany, fully funded by an excellence scholarship. I am holding a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geosciences with focus on Mineralogy/Crystallography and Paleontology, and a Master of Science Degree in Organismic Biology, Evolutionary Biology, and Paleobiology - both from the University of Bonn, Germany (Steinmann Institute for Geology, Mineralogy & Paleontology; Department of Biology).