I am interested in the interplay between information flow, social dynamics, and disease transmission in groups. I received my Master’s degree in Evolutionary Biology from the University of Groningen and the University of Munich through the MEME Erasmus program, during which I studied the breeding ecology of thorn-tailed rayadito and inbreeding avoidance strategies in spotted hyenas.
EDUCATION & RESEARCH
2018 - 2020
MEME Erasmus Mundus Master in Evolutionary Biology (MEME), University of Groningen (NL) and University of Munich (DE)
MSc thesis 1: ‘Egg size and nestling growth variation in thorn-tailed rayaditos (Aphrastura spinicauda)', University of Groningen and University of Chile
MSc thesis 2: ‘Female mate choice and inbreeding avoidance in a group-living carnivore, the spotted hyena', University of Munich and Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research
2013 - 2017
Southeast University, China
Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering
BEng thesis: 'Genomics and computational ecology methods revealing climate adaption in Drosophila'
ETH Zürich, Switzerland