Prof. Angela Steinauer


Angela was born and raised in the small town Gross near Einsiedeln (SZ) in Switzerland. She studied chemistry at the University of Zurich (2012) and then moved to Yale University, USA, to do a Ph.D. in Chemical Biology under the supervision of Prof. Alanna Schepartz. After graduating in 2018, she moved back to Switzerland to ETH Zurich, where she studied protein cages for RNA delivery applications in the laboratory of Prof. Don Hilvert and then, in a second postdoc position, engineered mucolytic enzymes in the laboratory of Prof. Jean-Christophe Leroux. In her independent career at EPFL in the Laboratory of Biomolecular Engineering and Nanomedicine (LIBN), she plans to develop synthetic protein-based gene carriers by combining the tools of protein engineering and directed evolution.




2018: PhD in Chemical Biology, Yale University, USA

2012: M.S. in Organic Chemistry, University of Zurich, Switzerland

2010: B.S. in Chemistry, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Awards & Fellowships

2019: Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship

2014: HHMI International Student Research Fellowhship

2014: Yale Chemistry Teaching Award

2008 & 2011: Alfred Werner Legat