I graduated with an MSc degree in Genetics and Molecular Biology from the Comenius University in Bratislava. There, I was a part of the Tomaska team and studied the ion transport in yeast mitochondria. Afterwards, I moved to the lively city of Brno in the Czech Republic, which is known as the hometown of Gregor Johann Mendel, the founder of the modern science of genetics. In Brno, I joined the Vanacova lab at the Masaryk University. I focused my research on the molecular mechanisms of RNA processing and degradation and in 2014, I received my PhD degree.
After 10 years studying the biology of yeast, I decided to explore the world of mammalian cells. Guided by a strong interest for stem cell biology, I joined Victoria’s group to start a new project that explores the correlation between centrosome age and cell fate in human cancer stem-like cells. In my project, I use a wide range of methods, such as live-cell imaging, flow cytometry and biochemistry to investigate the role of centrosome inheritance in stemness.