Constanze did her B.Sc/M.Sc. in Molecular Biosciences with a major in Neuroscience at Heidelberg University, Germany. During this period, she undertook lab rotations in multiple research laboratories focused on neurodegenerative diseases, including a research stay at the University of Oxford, UK. She returned to Germany for her master thesis work in Hilmar Bading's lab, investigating the mechanisms underlying excitotoxicity in the context of Multiple Sclerosis. For her PhD, she joined Klaus-Armin Nave's department at the Max Planck Institute of Experimental Medicine in Göttingen, supported by a Boehringer Ingelheim PhD fellowship. Her doctoral research, awarded with the Max Planck Otto Hahn Medal and Peter Hans Hofschneider prize, centered on elucidating how aging-associated myelin dysfunction contributes to amyloid build-up in Alzheimer's disease. In February 2023, she relocated to Boston to commence postdoctoral training in the Stevens' Lab where she continues to study Alzheimer’s disease/brain aging and its impact on microglia. With her work, Constanze would like to contribute to our understanding of brain aging, particularly as in how it renders the brain vulnerable to neurodegenerative diseases. Constanze loves everything microscopy, good westerns, and nerding out about science. Outside the lab, you will most probably find her enjoying the outdoors and/or traveling the world.