Susanne did her Bachelor studies in Life Sciences at the University of Potsdam. Afterwards she joined the international Master program Regenerative Biology and Medicine in Dresden with a focus on translation and received the Master degree with excellence. In September 2015 Susanne joined the Knaus lab as a member of the Berlin Brandenburg School of Regenerative Therapies at the Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin. Her research focuses on rare diseases caused by mutations in BMP/TGFb serine/threonine kinase receptors and the generation of respective human disease models to investigate underlying signaling pathways and to perform drug testing. In her PhD project she established several collaborations with the scientific, medical and patient community and developed an induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) derived endothelial disease model of Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP) patients and investigated ALK2-driven disease pathways and the mechanistic action of the drug candidate Saracatinib (PMID:33410098).