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PROF. MUDR. DANIELA OSTATNÍKOVÁ, PHD.

Head of the Institute of Physiology

Professor in normal physiology and pathophysiology at Medical faculty Comenius University in Bratislava. She focuses herself on neurophysiology and physiology of higher brain functions. She gave input to foundation of hormonal research and their influence on cognitive function in relation to gender dimorphism. She is a principal investigator of several grant projects dealing with possible role of testosterone on human intelligence and pathogenesis of autism.

PROF. MUDR. BORIS MRAVEC, PHD.

A graduate of the Medical Faculty of the Comenius University in Bratislava. In his PhD study, completed at the Institute of Experimental Endocrinology SAS (supervisor RNDr. Richard Kvetňanský, DrSc.), he investigated central regulation of sympathoadrenal system activity. He defended habilitation thesis in 2008 (Neurobiological principles of pathophysiology of cancer). The area of interest includes the role of neuro-endocrine-immune interactions in etiopathogenesis of somatic diseases.

ASSOC. PROF. MUDR. KATARÍNA BABINSKÁ, PHD., MSC.

Deputy Head of the Institute of Physiology

A graduate of the Medical Faculty of the Comenius University in Bratislava, studied at the University of London, UK where she obtained the degree Master of Human Nutrition. Besides teaching physiology she lectures the optional subject Basics of physiological and clinical nutrition. Her activities include introduction of new methods in medical education. In her research she is focused on the topic of gastrointestinal dysfunction in autism, and takes part in studies of different aspects of nutrition and the human health.

 

 

ASSOC. PROF. MUDR. JANA RADOŠINSKÁ, PHD.

She is teaching at the Institute of Physiology since 2008. Her research activities are focused on cardiovascular physiology, physiology of erythrocytes, as well as on enzymes responsible for degradation of extracellular matrix (MMP - matrix-metalloproteinases). The experimental work is performed except the Faculty of Medicine also at the Institute for Heart Research and in cooperation with Institute of Normal and Pathological Physiology, Slovak Academy of Sciences

Doc. PharmDr. Zdenko Pirník, PhD.

He graduated at the Faculty of Pharmacy of the Comenius University in Bratislava and PhD study finished at the Institute of Experimental Endocrinology of SAS in Bratislava. The postdoctoral study finished at the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic in Prague. He was employed as a researcher at the Institute of Experimental Endocrinology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences in Bratislava and later as an assistant and associate professor at the University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy in Košice. In 2015 he habilitated as an associate professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the Pavol Jozef Šafárik Univerzity in Košice in Pharmacology. The goal of his research area is an interdisciplinary study of the food intake regulation and its modification.

 

 

ASSOC. PROF. MUDR. ALEKSANDRA TOMOVA, PHD.

MD, Graduated from the Sechenov Moscow Medical Academy, General Medicine, Russia. Specialization: Dermatovenerology. After practice as a physician in Bulgaria, PhD study at The Gamaleya RIEM Russian Academy of Medical Sciences. Then postdoctoral fellow at New York Medical College, USA. Now assistant professor at the Institute of Physiology at the Medical Faculty of Comenius University in Bratislava. Scientific interests: microbiology, antibacterial resistance, gene expression and regulation in bacteria B. burgdorferi and took part in discovery of borrelia in South America. At the present moment studying intestinal microbiota of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

MUDR. RASTISLAV VAŽAN, PHD.

Secretary of the Institute of Physiology

A graduate of the Medical Faculty of the Comenius University in Bratislava. He completed postgraduate studies in normal and pathological physiology, realized in cooperation with The Institute for Heart Research SAS, in 2006.
Currently he is in a position of senior lecturer at the Institute of Physiology CUFM. He coordinates pedagogy of the institute and his research activities are focused on cardiovascular system and melatonin.

RNDr. Jaroslava Babková, PhD.

She graduated in genetics at the Faculty of Natural Sciences, Comenius University in Bratislava. She completed her PhD study at the Institute of Physiology. In her research, she is focused on the study of genetic polymorphisms related to sex hormones in relation to cognitive functions.

MUDR. SILVIA HNILICOVÁ, PHD.

Lecturer. Silvia Hnilicova is graduate of faculty of medicine, Comenius university. She is board certified in Internal Medicine. She is specializing in Medical Education and Simulation Medicine. Interested in preclinical and clinical teaching, she is a proponent of integration clinical medicine and case and team-based learning. She hold specialist certificate in medical Education from AMEE, and currently proceeding degree in Medical Education in UK.

Silvia Hnilicova is certified diagnostician for Autism Spectrum disorders, and specially interested in early diagnosis and screening of Autism.

 

 

RNDR. SILVIA LAKATOŠOVÁ, PHD.

She works as assistant lecturer at Institute of Physiology of our Medical faculty. She finished his pregradual training in molecular biology at Faculty of Natural Sciences of Comenius University. At our Institute she obtained her PhD diploma under supervision of assoc. prof. Daniela Ostatnikova, PhD. In her research, she focuses on candidate genes and neuroendocrine regulations in individuals with autism in Slovakia.

 

 

Mgr. Gabriela Repiská, PhD.

 

She graduated at the Faculty of Natural Sciences of Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra in 2010. She completed her doctoral studies at the Institute of Molecular Biomedicine at the Faculty of Medicine, Comenius University. In her dissertation thesis, she studied the cell-free fetal DNA circulating in maternal body fluids and its potential as one of the main tools in non-invasive prenatal DNA diagnostics. During her research stay at the Krefting Research Center, University of Gothenburg in Sweden, she was involved in the research of extracellular vesicles. Since 2015, she is working as a researcher at the Institute of Physiology, her research is focused on the molecular-genetic nature and diagnosis of various diseases, including research of the pathogenesis of autism spectrum disorders within the Academic Center for Autism Research.

 

 

MUDR. MÁRIA VIDOŠOVIČOVÁ

Until 2006, she was employed in children outpatient unit in Social Services House in Bratislava. There she focused on work with mentally and physically disabled children. 

RNDR. KLAUDIA KYSELICOVÁ, PHD.

 

 

MUDr. Petra Keményová PhD.

Senior lecturer

 

 

MUDr. Rudolf Drábek

Senior lecturer

 

 

 

 

RNDR. JÁN BAKOŠ, PHD.

Dr Bakos works as an assistant professor at the Institute of Physiology Faculty of Medicine, Comenius University. He is a researcher at the Institute of Experimental Endocrinology, Biomedical Research Center, Slovak Academy of Sciences in Bratislava. He has been awarded by PhD degree in 2007. Since then, he has conducted research during visits in Japan, USA and Netherlands. The area of research interests includes neuroendocrinology, neuropeptides, central nervous system and origin of neurodevelopmental disorders (autism, Prader-Willi syndrome).

Assoc. prof. RNDr. Monika Barteková, PhD.

 

Graduate of the Faculty of Natural Sciences Comenius University in Bratislava and associated professor in Normal and Pathological Physiology works at the Institute of Physiology since 2011. Her research activities are focused on cardiovascular physiology and pathophysiology, particularly cardiac ischemia-reperfusion injury and cardioprotection, as well as the role of extracellular vesicles and non-coding RNAs in cardiovascular disease. She performs her research at the Medical faculty, Comenius University and the Centre of Experimental Medicine, Slovak Academy of Sciences in Bratislava. She is a supervisor of pre-graduate and post-graduate (PhD.) students at Medical Faculty and Faculty of Natural Sciences, Comenius University in Bratislava.

 

 

Assoc. prof. MUDR. MGR. JÚLIUS HODOSY, PHD., MPH

He finished his studies at Comenius University - Medical faculty and Faculty of Natural Sciences. He obtained PhD in normal physiology and pathophysiology. Longtermly he does reasearch regarding the cognitive functions of brain and especially the role of testosterone on spatial abilities. Moreover, he specializes at Emergency medicine as his clinical aim.

MUDr. Kristína Simon Klenovics, PhD.

 

She graduated at the Medical Faculty of Comenius University in 2005. After a short period at the Neurological department of the hospital in Trnava she started to work at the Department of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacotherapy of Slovak Medical University. She focused on importance of Maillard reaction products in several experimental and clinical studies. In her PhD study she studied the content and biological effects of Maillard products in infant nutrition. In august 2011 she obtained PhD degree in pediatrics at Pediatric department of National Institute of Childrens´ Diseases and Medical Faculty of Comenius University. She is in the position of assistant lecturer at Institute of Physiology of the Medical Faculty.

 

MGR. KATARÍNA JANŠÁKOVÁ, PHD.

Rerearch fellow

ADRIANA CHUDÁ

Typist of the of the Institute of Physiology

Dagmar Cigáneková

Laboratory assistant