PhD Alumni



photo Katarina Stroffekova (LEF, 1997)
The relationships between gating charge and calcium concentration in skeletal muscle; Supervisor: Ivan Zahradnik
Present position: Researcher, Department of Biophysics, Faculty of Science, Pavol Jozef Safarik University, Kosice, Slovakia
photo Jana Pavelkova (LEF, 1998)
Analysis of calcium currents of contracting cardiomyocytes using mathmatical modelling; Supervisor: Ivan Zahradnik
Present position: Research Fellow, Laboratory of Electrophysiology, Department of Muscle Cell Research, Institute of Molecular Physiology and Genetics, SAS, Bratislava, Slovakia
photo Igor Minarovic (LMB, 1999)
Interaction of antidepressants with cardiac L-type calcium channels; Supervisors: Ivan Zahradnik, Alexandra Zahradnikova
Present position: Board member, Slovak Chamber of Pharmacists; Chairman of the Board, Cooperative of Pharmacies, Zilina, Slovakia
photo Miroslav Dura (LMB, 2003)
Molecular mechanisms of ryanodine receptor gating; Supervisor: Alexandra Zahradnikova
Present position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Research Unit for Cellular Biophysics and Translational Cardiology, University Medical Center Goettingen, Germany
photo Michaela Pavlovicova (LCM, 2003)
Stereological analysis of the relationships between organelles of muscle cells and their adaptation to creatine kinase deficit; Supervisor: Marta Novotova
Present position: Researcher, Laboratory of Biophysics, Department of Transport Proteins, Institute of Molecular Physiology and Genetics, SAS, Bratislava, Slovakia
photo Zuzana Kubalova (LMB, 2005)
Ion channels in excitation-contraction coupling; Supervisor: Alexandra Zahradnikova
Present position: CEO, ABC Monitoring, s.r.o., Modra, Slovakia
photo Pavel Novak (LEF, 2006)
Measurement of passive electrical parameters of cardiac myocytes; Supervisor: Ivan Zahradnik
Present position: Lecturer, Centre for Biomedical Engineering and Materials, School of Engineering and Materials Science, Queen Mary, University of London, London, England
photo Eva Polakova (LMB, 2008)
Excitation-contraction coupling in cardiac myocytes; Supervisor: Alexandra Zahradnikova
Present position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Pharmacology and Systems Therapeutics, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA
photo Julius Parulek (LEF, 2008)
Problem-solving environment for stereology-based implicit modeling of muscle cells; Supervisor-specialist: Ivan Zahradnik
Present position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Informatics, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
photo Lucia Tylkova-Skvarkova (LCM, 2009)
Cellular adaptation of slow skeletal muscle fibres in mice with blocked expression of the gene for cytosolic and mitochondrial creatine kinase; Supervisor: Marta Novotova
Present position: Researcher, Institute of Virology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia
photo Alexandra Zahradnikova, jr. (LCM, 2009)
Local calcium release during excitation-contraction coupling; Supervisor: Marta Novotova
Present position: Research Fellow, Laboratory of Cell Morphology, Department of Muscle Cell Research, Institute of Molecular Physiology and Genetics, SAS, Bratislava, Slovakia
photo Barbora Tencerova (LMB, 2012)
Regulation of activity of ryanodine receptors; Supervisor: Alexandra Zahradnikova
Present position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biomedicine, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
photo Radoslav Janicek (LMB, 2013)
Calcium signaling in cardiac myocytes; Supervisor: Alexandra Zahradnikova
Present position: Post-doctoral Student, Department of Physiology , University of Bern, Bühlplatz 5, CH-3012 Bern, Switzerland
photo Andrea Faltinova (LMB, 2015)
Biophysical mechanisms of regulation of diastolic activity of the ryanodine receptor; Supervisor: Alexandra Zahradnikova
Present position: Regional Public Health Authority Bratislava; Slovak representative for EDQM (European Directorate for The Quality of Medicines & Health Care) and  PEMSAC (The Platform of European Market Surveillance Authorities for Cosmetics)
photo Matej Hotka (LEF, 2015)
Variability of the impedance of sarcolemma in cardiac myocytes; Supervisor: Ivan Zahradnik
Present position: (1) Research Fellow, Laboratory of Electrophysiology, Department of Muscle Cell Research, Institute of Molecular Physiology and Genetics, SAS, Bratislava, Slovakia; (2) Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Neurophysiology and Neuropharmacology, Centre of Physiology and Pharmacology, Medical University Vienna, Austria
photo Zuzana Nichtova (LCM, 2015)
Variability of plasma membrane microdomains of cardiac myocytes induced by isoprenaline; Supervisor: Tatiana Stankovicova; Supervisor-specialist: Marta Novotova
Present position: (1) Research Fellow, Laboratory of Cell Morphology, Department of Muscle Cell Research, Institute of Molecular Physiology and Genetics, SAS, Bratislava, Slovakia; (2) Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Pathology, Anatomy & Cell Biology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, USA