Natalia was born in Giessen and graduated from school with general Qualification for University entrance (Abitur) in 2000. She then did an apprenticeship as biological technical assistant (BTA) at the Adolf-Reichwein-School in Marburg and graduated in June 2002. Since then she is working at the Georg-Speyer-Haus. Natalia has broad expertise in lab organisation and management, in protein expression and purification as well as in DNA, RNA purification, cloning, PCR as well as in genotyping of mice. In January 2018, Natalia joined the Cancer Metabolism group at the Institute of Biochemistry II.