Board Alumni

Sandra Bosshard, PhD
Senior Scientist @Lonza

BSNL: 2015-2019
former President of BSNL &
Board member 

“At BSNL, I had the chance to work with highly motivated and talented peers and to become part of an amazing team. I learned how to organize events and network with experienced professionals. Moreover, my time in BSNL helped me to gain self-confidence. Ultimately, my BSNL activities set myself apart from other Life Scientists so that I succeeded to find my dream job right after completing my PhD studies!“Sandra, former President of BSNL & Board member 

Camille Creze, PhD

BSNL: 2017 – 2019
former Board member 

“Taking part in BSNL broadened my professional horizons by allowing me to build an extensive network and develop useful project and team management skills. I met wonderful hard-working people, who brought me confidence that everyone can find his/her dream job!”Camille, former Board member

Galyna Pidpruzhnykova, PhD
Biopharma Strategy Consultant

BSNL: 2015-2017
former President of BSNL &
Board member 

“BSNL was a true school of life for me, starting from opening career opportunities I would have never considered before and giving a unique chance to shape and improve the association. Some of my key skills developed thanks to BSNL are: supportive leadership, fundraising, project management, negotiation with companies, transparent communication and the art of giving actionable feedback. ‘One can’t be perfect, but a team can be’, and I believe that BSNL is moving the right direction thanks to the wonderful driven members and supporters.”Galyna, former President of BSNL & Board member 

Allan Lamonatra, PhD
Research Scientist @AC Immune

BSNL: 2013 – 2017
former President of BSNL &
Board member 

“I had an immense pleasure and a lot of fun at BSNL ! It allowed me to improve my communication and management abilities and above all to acquire a network I never would have thought possible during my PhD. I have now a clear knowledge of the job market after a PhD and what I want to do. Above all, I met great and motivated people and made new friends”Allan, former President of BSNL & Board member 

Catalina Barceló, PhD
Intern (Pharmacometrics) @Novartis Pharma AG

BSNL: – 2017
former Event Manager &
Board member

“At BSNL I was part of a motivated group of students that work hard to create networking opportunities. I got to hone transferable skills, such as teamwork and event management, that I am convinced will help me in my future career development”Catalina, former Event Manager & Board member

Gabriela Ecco, PhD
NGS Scientist @Sophia Genetics

BSNL: 2014 – 2016
former Coordianator &
board member

“BSNL gave me the opportunity to improve several skills that you normally do not practice in academia, such as team work and managing people. Most importantly, BSNL has allowed me to create a broad network, which was one of the things that helped me find my current job.”Gabriella, former Coordianator & board member

Roman Bulushev, PhD
Strategy Consultant @ Simon-Kucher & Partners

BSNL: – 2016
former Event Manager &
board member 

“BSNL allowed me to make a full list of opportunities available after PhD and understand what I want through communication with people.”Roman, former Event Manager & board member 

Eduardo Martin Moraud, PhD
Postdoctoral Researcher @Oxford University

BSNL: 2012 – 2015
former Web manager &
board member

“Working for BSNL helped me connect with people and expand my working perspectives and networking.” – Eduardo, former Web manager & board member

Aurélie Papilloud, PhD

BSNL: – 2017
former Event Manager &
board member

“It was my great pleasure to be part of BSNL, where I have met passionate and amazing people. I have learned so much, especially in event management and public outreach and I am sure that these new skills will help me in my future career.”Aurélie, former Event Manager & Board member

Elena Menietti, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow @Roche Glycart

BSNL: 2014 – 2015
former Treasurer &
board member

“Being a BSNL member helped me to understand that it is possible to change your field of expertise early in your career, and this brought me to try and apply for jobs that were not strictly related to molecular biology. Moreover, it helped me gain confidence and taught me that networking is the key of finding your dream job.”Elena, former Treasurer & board member

Zoltán Spiró, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow @IST, Austria

BSNL: 2011 – 2014
former Vice President &
BSNL co-founder

“Thanks to BSNL, I got to know about research happening outside of academia with good timing, so I had the proper knowledge to decide what would suit me best after my PhD. I then stayed in academia.”Zoltan, former Vice President & BSNL co-founder


Andrea Orioli, PhD

Business Development Manager @CHUV, Lausanne Switzerland

Adamandia Kapopoulou, PhD

Bioinformatics Scientist @CHUV, Switzerland

Aleksandra Mandic, PhD

Anaïs Glatard

PhD Student @CHUV, Switzerland

Anne-Laure Pittet, PhD

Research Associate @CHUV, Switzerland

Célia Gasselin, PhD

Chhavi Jain, PhD

Regulatory Affairs & Start-Up Lead, Clinical Research @ Taussig Cancer Institute, Cleveland Clinic, USA

Delphine Blondel, PhD

Devika Ashok, PhD

Scientist, PD Biomarker @Arcus Biosciences

Donovan Duc, PhD

Ekaterina Rostova, PhD

Erica Reggi, PhD

Clinical Research Associate @Leica Microsystems, Heerburg, Switzerland

Fatima Taki, PhD

Product Manager @Leica Microsystems, Heerburg, Switzerland

Fabio Marino, PhD

Florian Udry, PhD

Francesco Piraino, PhD

Scientist @EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

François Rivest, PhD

Jana Majerská, PhD

Scientist @Fresenius Kabi SwissBioSim, Eysins, Switzerland

Jonathan Sobel, PhD

Postdoctoral Researcher @Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

Juan Camilo Paredes Escobar, PhD

Research Scientist @ICIPE, Kenya

Kidd Kohl, PhD

Technical Officer on Adolescent Health @World Health Organization, Geneva

Kristina Woodruff, PhD

Scientist, Upstream Bioprocess Development @Sanofi Genzyme, USA

Ksenia Tugay, PhD

Director of Professional Development @EasyCare Academy, Switzerland

Lidia Lacruz, PhD

Research Assistant, Forensic Genetics @CHUV, Switzerland

Leonor Rib, PhD

Postdoctoral Researcher @University of Copenhagen, Denmark 

Lucia Leal, PhD

Margherita Springer

PhD student @NIHS 

Martina Audagnotto, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Fellow @UCSD, USA

Miriam Valera Alberni

PhD student @NIHS

Norine Voisin, PhD

Pavithra Lyer, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Associate @ETH, Switzerland

Petar Scepanovic | twitter

PhD Student @EPFL, Switzerland

Prasad Chaskar, PhD

Postdoctoral Researcher @NIHS

Premnath Rajakannu, PhD

Field Application Scientist @Thermo Fisher Scientist, Germany

Qiuwen Lai, PhD

Lecturer @Management Development Institute, Singapore

Roberto Colotti, PhD

Biomedical Engineer

Samira Asgari, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Fellow @Brighman and Women’s Hospital, USA

Sonja Giger

PhD student @EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland 

Steffen Schuster, PhD

Global Market Access, Oncology @Pfizer, Zürich, Switzerland

Subashika Govidan

Theresia Yiallourou, PhD

Manager, Life Sciences Specialty Services @BDO, USA

Vasco Campos

PhD Student @EPFL, Switzerland

Vitaly Chicherov, PhD

Analyst, Commercial Effectiveness Services @QuintilesIMS, Switzerland

Yohan Boillat

PhD student @EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

Zoe Swank

PhD student @EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland