Dr. Nowick performed her doctoral work at the Max-Planck-Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Dr. Svante Pääbo’s lab on transcriptome evolution in primates and the functional characterization of FOXP2. She joint Dr. Lisa Stubbs lab at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for her postdoctoral work in 2006 to study the evolution of zinc finger transcription factors in primates. The lab relocated in 2008 to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In 2010 Dr. Nowick returned to Germany, to join the department of Dr. Hans Lehrach at the Max-Planck-Institute for Molecular Genetics in Berlin, where she worked on the analysis of RUNX1 target genes and allelic differences in human ZNF genes. She received an Advanced Postdoc award from the Volkswagen Foundation that supports her research group at the University Leipzig. She is an editor for the journal Molecular Biology and Evolution (MBE).