Helen May-Simera, PhD
Prof. Dr Helen May-Simera was born in Great Britain in 1981 and studied biochemistry at the University of Bath. After completing her Master's degree in 2003 she was a doctoral student at University College London, where she obtained her doctorate in 2008. She then moved to the USA to conduct research as a postdoc at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, initially at the National Institute on Deafness and Communication Disorders, and then later at the National Eye Institute. In 2014 she was awarded the Sofia Kovalevskaja award, allowing her to continuing her research at the University of Mainz as a young group leader. In 2021 she got tenure and became a full University Professor.