Stefanie Kurtz studied Veterinary medicine at University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Germany and graduated in 2017. She then joined the research group of Prof. Dr. Heiner Niemann at the Institute of Farm Animal Genetics, Friedrich-Loeffler-Institute (FLI) in Mariensee, Neustadt am Rübenberge, Germany. She received her PhD degree in 2020 at the same institution investigating sex determination in pigs. From 2021 to 2023 she worked at the Lower Saxony State Office for Consumer Production and Food safety for animal welfare in animal testing. Since 2023 she is back in FLI Mariensee as scientist for gene editing in pigs.