Lena received her bachelor's degree in Biomedical Sciences with a minor in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Maastricht University, the Netherlands. For her bachelor's thesis she joined Miltenyi Biotec, where she investigated spontaneous differentiation dynamics of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) in the Molecular Technology and Stem Cells group. After an excursion into the world of medical communication, Lena returned to academia to pursue her master's degree in Molecular Cell Biology and Immunology and the University of Tübingen.
Lena´s interest in neuroscience and the development of alternative (disease) model systems has motivated her to join the MicroOrgano-Lab, where she focuses on the further characterization of neural organoids in microphysiological systems under the supervision of Fulya.
Outside of the lab, Lena enjoys time spent hiking, knitting and learning languages.