Gina received her Bachelor of Science certificate in Life Sciences in 2008 and her Master of Science certificate in Biochemistry in 2011 from the University of Potsdam. She joined the Knaus Lab in 2012. Gina completed her PhD thesis entitled ‘Novel function for an old friend: elucidating the role of Insulin Receptor Substrate 4 as a novel regulator of BMP signalling pathways’ in April 2016. During that time, she was a member of the Dahlem Research School (DRS) Biomedical Sciences and SFB958 and was supported by a Sonnenfeld PhD Fellowship as well as a General Project Grant from the German Diabetes Society (DDG).
Subsequently, as a postdoctoral researcher she was dealing with regulatory mechanisms fine-tuning BMP signalling in the context of physiological and pathophysiological processes with a focus, amongst others, on precursor cell differentiation.
As a scientific coordinator Gina is now involved in science management being responsible for preparation and writing of grants/proposals, coordination of third party funding application processes, organization of events, public relations and maintenance of the scientific network. Here, she works in close collaboration with the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Comprehensive Cancer Center.