Katerina Levada

Postdoc

EDUCATION:
2011 – 2016: a PhD student at Internal Medicine I / III Department of Universities Clinics Ulm /Aachen at Pavel Strnad research group. The title of the PhD Thesis: Hsp72 overexpression protects from APAP and MCD induced liver injury via attenuation of JNK signaling. 

2009 – 2011: a volunteer at Human Physiology Department of Donetsk National Medical University at Gaydarova research group. 

2002 – 2005: Postgraduate student at Department of Psychophysiology at Biological Faculty, Donetsk National University, Ukraine. 2002: Master Degree in Biology Donetsk National University, Department of Human and animal Physiology, Donetsk, Ukraine.

RESEARCH INTERESTS:
The role of heat shock proteins in the human disorders; The relationship between human disorders and experimental models of liver diseases; Lipid metabolism of the liver; NAFLD; NASH; magnetic nanoparticles; application of magnetic nanoparticles for diagnosis and treatment of liver diseases; cytotoxicity of magnetic nanoparticles; effect of magnetic field on alive system; determination of the endocytosis mechanism of nanoparticles by cells; identification of the nanomaterial attributes affecting their cellular uptake.

EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE:
2016 – present a PostDoc at STP “Fabrika”, Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University at LNMM (Laboratory of Novel Magnetic Materials) headed by Dr. Rodionova

2013 – 2016: a PhD student at Internal Medicine III Department of Universities Clinic Aachen at Pavel Strnad research group

2011 – 2013: a PhD student at Internal Medicine I Department of Universities Clinic Ulm at Pavel Strnad research group.

2005 – 2011: a Lecturer of Biology at the International Education Center, Donetsk National Medical University, Ukraine.

EXPERIENCE
Extensive expertise in animal models of human gastroenterological diseases (liver, pancreas, colon)
Isolation of primary cells, work with cell culture, transfection
DNA and RNA based techniques: genotyping PCR and Q-PCR, analyzing of microarray data, primer design
Biochemical assays: Western Blot, ELISA, oxidative stress assays, cytotoxicity assays, in situ hybridization, immunochistochemistry staining, immunofluorescence staining, histology staining (H& ESirius Red, Prussian Blue, Oil-Red-O), detection of iron, subcellular fractionation, immunoprecipitation, IVIS (in vivo imaging)

CONTACTS:
E-Mail: klevada@kantiana.ru, kateryna.levada@gmail.com

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