I am a Ph.D. Candidate in the „MaxNetAging Research School (MNARS)” of the Max Planck International Research Network on Aging (MaxNetAging). My dissertation is affiliated both with the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock and the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (Department of Human Evolution) in Leipzig, Germany.
My PhD research is about the evolution of human life history, and more specifically the postmenopausal lifespan of females. I am investigating implications of the ‘grandmother hypothesis’ using agent-based modelling. I hope to provide new insights as to which factors were crucial to the evolution of the elongated lifespan that characterizes modern humans.