Nina completed her training as a Medical Laboratory Technician at the Julius-Maximilians University Würzburg in 2006. She briefly joined the University Hospital’s Medical Clinic II, where she helped develop a standardized assay for chimerism analysis after allogeneic stem cell transplantation and investigated defined chromosomal translocations and point mutations. At the end of 2007, Nina relocated to the USA, where she took a Research Technologist position working for the Center for Inherited Disease Research at Johns Hopkins University. She dedicated the next 11 years processing samples in a high-throughput genotyping and sequencing lab where she advanced to a Senior Lab Coordinator and then to a Research Specialist, contributing to the advancement of a high-throughput sequencing platform. Since August 2019, Nina is part of the Saliba lab, where she is performing Smartseq2, 10x Genomics and other NGS-based assays as well as establishing a protocol for single nuclei sequencing from biobank tumor samples. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, practicing yoga and admiring nature.