Based in: Heidelberg, Germany
Research areas: Lisa has over 10 years’ experience in endocrine disruption research in fish. She has specialised in aquatic toxicology with focus on endocrine effects and immunotoxicity in fish, mainly zebrafish (Danio rerio). She has special expertise in fish (histo)pathology and developmental toxicity.
Member of ERGO partner: University of Heidelberg (UHEI)
Academic background: In her PhD and Diploma in Biology at UHEI, Lisa started working on endocrine disruption in zebrafish in the context of OECD guidelines. For her postdoctoral research, she developed projects on thyroid disruption in developing zebrafish with focus on consequences on morphology, physiology and behaviour at University of Bern, Switzerland.
Current research and role within ERGO: Lisa is an internationally recognised expert on endocrine disruption in fish. She is currently employed as a research group leader and zebrafish facility manager in the Aquatic Ecology and Toxicology Group of Prof. Dr Thomas Braunbeck at the Centre for Organismal Studies at UHEI. Lisa is the leading UHEI scientist for the experimental work in ERGO’s Work Package (WP) 5. As co-principal investigator for UHEI, she is responsible for the performance and supervision of laboratory work, data analyses and reporting to other WPs. Her major tasks are the organisation of the experimental work, coordination with other ERGO collaborators involved in the in vivo experimental work and the supervision of UHEI BSc, MSc and PhD candidates involved in ERGO.