Vita

Beruflicher Werdegang

EDUCATION

Dental Technician, Umeĺ, Sweden, 1980 (Certified by the Swedish Board of Health)
M.Sc., Biology, University of Stockholm, Sweden, 1988
Ph.D., Zoology, Uppsala University, Sweden, 1993

CIVIL SERVICE (Sv. Vapenfri tjänst”)

Dental technician in an orthodontics lab., Umeĺ, Sweden, 1982-1983 (11 months)

EMPLOYMENT

Teaching Assistant, Department of Zoology, Uppsala University, Sweden, 1988-1993
Part-time Lecturer in Vertebrate Morphology and Animal Development, Department of Zoology, Uppsala University, Sweden, 1994 spring semester
Lecturer, Departments of Environmental and Developmental Biology (1995-1998) and Evolutionary Biology (1999-2000), Uppsala University, Sweden.
University Professor (C3) of Spezielle Zoologie (Comparative Zoology) at the Institut für Spezielle Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie mit Phyletischem Museum, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany. (November 1, 2000-)

RESEARCH PERIODS ABROAD

Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of EPO Biology, University of Colorado (sponsor: Prof. James Hanken),
Funded by The Sweden-America Foundation (1994), The Wenner-Gren Foundations (1995, 1996) and The Swedish Institute (1995, 1996). Fall semesters 1994-1996.

Visiting Scholar, School of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia (sponsor: Prof. Jean Joss). Funded by Macquarie University, November-December 1997.

Visiting Researcher, Dept. of EPO Biology, University of Colorado (sponsor: Prof. James Hanken).

Funded by University of Colorado, July-August 1998.

Visiting Researcher, Anatomisches Institut, Universität Wien (sponsor: Prof. Gerd Müller). Funded by Österreichishes Akademie der Wissenschaften, June 1999.

Visiting Scholar, School of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia (sponsor: Prof. Jean Joss). Funded by ARC (Australian Research Council), December 1999

Visiting Researcher, Museum of Comparative Zoology and OEB, Harvard University, USA (sponsor: Prof. James Hanken). July 2000. Funded by STINT and NFR (Sweden).

Guest Researcher, Center for history of science at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (RSAS), Stockholm, Sweden. March-April 2003. Funded by the RSAS.

Guest Researcher, Center for history of science at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (RSAS), Stockholm, Sweden. March 2005. Funded by the RSAS.

Visiting Scholar, Museum of Comparative Zoology and OEB, Harvard University, USA (sponsor: Prof. James Hanken). April-May 2005. Funded by DFG and AmphibiaTree (NSF)

Visiting Fellow. Konrad-Lorenz-Institut (KLI), Vienna, Austria. 2005. Funded by the KLI.