Post-Doctoral Research Associate
Nikola works as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Saeb-Parsy group, focusing on modulation of splenocyte immune response using neurotransmitters as a prospective treatment for rheumatoid arthritis (in collaboration with Galvani Bioelectronics).
Nikola completed her PhD supervised by Mr Kourosh Saeb-Parsy at the Department of Surgery and Prof Nigel KH Slater at the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology. The project aimed to optimise a new method for cryopreservation of haematopoietic stem cells and pancreatic islets for clinical transplantation using trehalose, membrane permeabilising biopolymers and antioxidants.
Nikola completed her undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at Charles University in Prague in 2015, focusing on immunogenicity of stem cells as the topic of her thesis. In 2014, she also worked with Mr. Saeb-Parsy as a part of Amgen Scholars Programme.
Areas of expertise
haematopoietic stem cells, pancreatic islets, cryopreservation.