1. Bioenergetic-endocrine perspective of telomere dynamics (DFG funded project granted to SC).
2. Adaptive changes of glucocorticoids in workload gradients
3. Glucocorticoid reaction norms across diverse life history stages using a comparative approach.
08/2014 - present: Research scientist. Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Department of Evolutionary Physiology (Group Hau). P.I. DFG project 2017-2018.
2012-2014: Marie Curie FWO Fellow, University of Antwerp. Belgium
2008-2011: Marie Curie ERG Fellow, University of Parma. Italy
2006-2008: Marie Curie EIF Fellow, University of Groningen, Netherlands
2004-2005: Post-doc, University of Parma, Italy
2003: Post-doc, Association Ornis Italica, Rome, Italy
2000-2003: PhD student, University of Parma, Italy
2019 - present: Member of the Flanders Research Foundation (FWO) board Research Funding.Panel Bio3 (Biodiversity and Ecology). FWO Board of Trustees, Brussels.