We acknowledge and celebrate everyone who contributed to
the development of our research projects.
Photo by Maik Richter
PD DR. RER. NAT. HANNA-MARI BALDAUF
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Hanna-Mari Baldauf has a profound knowledge of virology and molecular biology. She is also a fantastic group leader with a hands-on, team-driven approach to solve any problems that arise. Outside of work, she's a mother to two young children and loves geocaching and baking.
AUGUSTO DEL POZO BEN
Augusto is a trained medical technical assistant who has worked in various laboratories since 1992. He is involved in all the projects, making him a versatile member of our group. In his free time, he enjoys green tea and espresso and likes to relax with a glass of wine and cigars.
LUCA SCHELLE, M.SC.
After completing his Master's in Technical Biology at the University of Stuttgart, Luca started in our group in 2020. He is now our resident cloning expert, and also manages the FACS machines. Outside of the lab, he loves to brew (and drink) beer and does sports.
RAMYA NAIR, M.SC.
Ramya completed a Bachelor in Life Sciences at the National University of Singapore and a Master in Biology at the LMU Munich. She is our protein purification master by day, and by night she enjoys calligraphy, design, and dancing.
JOÃO VASCO CÔRTE-REAL, M.SC.
João completed a Master's degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology from Porto, Portgual and has now joined us as the bioinformatics and evolutionary biology expert. During his free time, he plays for the Portuguese national rugby team.
ALEJANDRO SALINAS-ILLARENA, M.SC.
Alejandro completed a Master's degree in Biochemistry at the LMU Munich. After an internship and Master's thesis with us, he is now back as a doctoral student and our is our synthetic biology expert. In his free time, he likes to swim, and try out new healthy recipes.
SATHYA DARMALINGGAM, M.SC. – Guest scientist
Sathya is a PhD student at Sarah Kim-Hellmuth's lab and is currently carrying out a collaborative project as a guest scientist at the VIIRAL lab.
ANTHONY AO, B.SC.
Anthony has joined the VIIRAL lab for his Virology research internship to complete his MSc degree in Biochemistry at the LMU. Besides his passion for immunology, he is also fascinated by entrepreneurship and how innovation is achieved through the interactions of experts of different fields. Fun fact about him: Historically speaking, he is the last generation of Portuguese colonialism in Macau!
Thank you for all your hard work and contributions to our projects!