Dr. Silke Keller
Silke studied Applied Chemistry at the University of Reutlingen as well as at Kettering University in Flint, MI, USA, with a focus on Bioanalytics and Imaging. In 2017, she was awarded a PhD scholarship from the Peter and Traudl Engelhorn Foundation and started working as a PhD student at the University of Stuttgart and the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology (IGB). Her PhD thesis focused on the extensive (bio-)chemical characterization and optimization of cell-derived azide-modified extracellular matrix for use as a biomaterial, and she defended in March 2021 summa cum laude.
In January 2020, Silke joined the Loskill-Lab as a postdoctoral fellow and project leader before transferring to the Faculty of Medicine of the Eberhard Karls University Tübingen in September 2020 as the head of the 3R-Center Business Unit for In Vitro Models and Alternatives to Animal Testing. In May 2022, she was accepted into the certificate program "Science Communication and Media Competence" at the University of Tübingen.
In her free time, Silke enjoys skiing, equestrian sports, hiking, or spending time with her friends and family.