Hometown: Baden-Baden, Germany
Ben received his doctorate in Chemical Biology from TU Dortmund University for his work with Daniel Summerer on making proteins to detect subtle epigenetic changes in the DNA double-strand. He is very impressed by the combination of signals that nature reads and writes on both, nucleic acids and proteins. Therefore, he looks forward to use and add to the chemical and molecular biological toolbox in the Muir lab to study and manipulate these signals. If he can find any mountains outside the lab, Ben enjoys climbing them.