Vera completed her Master of Science in Infection Biology at the University of Luebeck, Germany in January 2017. She conducted her Master Thesis during an overseas Research experience at the Kirby Institute’s Immunovirology and Pathogenesis Program, which gave her the opportunity to start her doctoral studies at the University of New South Wales under the supervision of Dr. Ahlenstiel and Prof. Kelleher in March 2017. Her thesis focuses on developing an HIV-1 gene therapy using siRNA-induced transcriptional gene silencing to lock HIV-1 in life-long latency.
Bachelor of Science in Bioscience, TU Kaiserslautern, Germany in September 2014
Master of Science in Infection Biology, University of Luebeck, Germany in January 2017
Klemm V; Mitchell J; Cortez-Jugo C; Cavalieri F; Symonds G; Caruso F; Kelleher AD; Ahlenstiel C, 2016, 'Achieving HIV-1 control through RNA-directed gene regulation', Genes, vol. 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/genes7120119