About the Author

Dr. Heidi Junger’s Educational Background

Heidi Junger studied biology at the University of Salzburg, Austria with a major in Zoology. She received her diploma (“Dipl. rer. nat.”) after finishing her first thesis research project on the morphological adaptations to different feeding strategies. Her Ph.D. thesis emphasized on the sensory adaptations to different food sources.

Dr. Junger held postgraduate and postdoctoral positions both at the University of Salzburg and the University of California San Diego where she worked for more than 15 years on both cellular and physiological research projects.