In 2012, Dr. Zenker obtained her PhD in Neurobiology from the University of Lausanne (Switzerland). Her Postdoctoral studies at IMCB/A*STAR Singapore led to a number of seminal discoveries, including first author papers in Science (2017), Cell (2018) and Nature Protocols (2017). She received three international postdoctoral fellowships, from HFSP, the German and Swiss National Science Foundation. In November 2018 she embarked on a career as research group leader at the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (Monash University, Melbourne, Australia). In 2019, she was awarded the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) Azrieli Scholarship, followed by an NHMRC Ideas Grant in 2020.