1. Bioenergetic-endocrine perspective of telomere dynamics (DFG funded project granted to SC).
2. Adaptive changes of mitochondrial bioenergetics and glucocorticoids in different environmental gradients
3. Glucocorticoid reaction norms across diverse life history stages using a comparative approach.
08/2014 - present: Research scientist. Max Planck Institute for Biological Intelligence (formerly 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
Academic appointments and editorial activity
2022 - present: Associate editor of Journal of Avian Biology
2019 - 2022: Member of the Flanders Research Foundation (FWO) board Research Funding Panel Bio 3 (Biodiversity and Ecology). FWO Board of Trustees, Brussels.