Karin received her BSc and MSc in Human Movement Science in 2009 and 2010 respectively, at the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zürich, Switzerland. For her Master’s thesis, she investigated skeletal muscle strength and physical function in orthopedic knee patients at the Neuromuscular Research Laboratory of the Schulthess Clinic in Zürich, Switzerland. In 2014, Karin obtained her PhD in Human Movement Science from the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis in Nice, France. During her PhD, she investigated neuromuscular adaptations during whole-body vibration exercise using electromyography recordings and specialized in electrophysiological signal processing. In 2017, Karin completed her Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA) certification program earning the title of Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP).

In her current role at the W21C, Karin coordinates several projects, including the 3M Compression Bandaging study led by Drs. Marcia Clark and Jason Werle, the Exsalt Wound Dressing study led by Drs. John Conly and Chester Ho, and the Respiratory Shared Care Program led by Dr. Ward Flemons.