PhD Student Representatives

As your newly elected PhD student representatives, we are here to serve as a bridge between the student body and the administration. Our role is to voice your concerns, advocate for your needs, and work towards improving the overall academic and social environment of our institution.

We are committed to fostering a supportive and inclusive community for all PhD students. We will strive to address issues related to research, funding, mental health, and work-life balance, among others. Please feel free to reach out to us with any concerns, suggestions, or ideas you may have. We are here to listen and take action.

"Thanks for trusting us with this role.
Let's make some positive changes together!"
Tahira & Laura

Tahira Aslan CECAD Cologne
Tahira Aslan

Graduate Student (PhD)

"PhD students encounter a multitude of challenges.

In this role, I aim to offer assistance in navigating hurdles by ensuring that every PhD student's concern is heard and addressed."

Laura Schwarz CECAD Cologne
Laura Schwarz

Graduate Student (PhD)

"Hi everyone!

I'm Laura, from the Netherlands. I'm a PhD student in the Kashkar lab, where I'm studying cell death mechanisms. 

Creating a supportive environment is key for student well-being and success. As one of the CECAD PhD representatives, I aim to positively impact our diverse community through collaboration and inclusivity.

If you have any questions or just want to chat over coffee, feel free to reach out :)"

Former PhD Representatives

  • Sotirios Efstathiou
  • Klara Schilling