- MS Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia, 1992
- PhD Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia, 1998
- Postdoctoral Studies at the National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, MD
- Research Instructor, Department of Oncology, Georgetown University, Washington, DC
- Director of Protein Biochemistry, Clinical and Translational Glycoscience Research Center, Georgetown University
I have completed my PhD degree in physiology at the Slovak Academy of Sciences studying hormonal, metabolic and osmotic regulation in the control of endocrine pancreas and insulin secretion on a model of isolated islets of Langerhans and β cells. I have gained my experience in neurobiology and neuroanatomy during my post-doctoral training under the supervision of Dr. Juan Saavedra at the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, MD, studying the relationship between the activity of brain renin-angiotensin system and pathophysiological processes in the central nervous system, including neuroinflammatory response, oxidative stress and neurotoxicity. I currently hold Research Instructor position in the Goldman’s Lab at the Department of Oncology at Georgetown University where I expanded my previous experience in cellular and molecular biology to mammalian protein expression, their glycosylation and purification. My interest lies in the relationship between protein glycosylation and protein function, impact of altered glycosylation on the initiation and progression of cancer, and studies of protein maturation and interactions regulated by glycosylation. I have published 40 papers that acquired over 1700 citations to date.