MSc/PhD Program
Kalina Draganova
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Kalina Draganova


College / University:
International University Bremen, Germany

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Major Subjects:
Biochemistry and Cell Biology

Lab Experience:
ELISA assay, FACS analysis, biomass estimates of microbial organisms, FISH, in vitro protein expression, Western blot, SDS-PAGE with radioactively labeled proteins, epifluorescence and laser scanning microscopy, immunohistochemistry, cryosectioning, RT–PCR

Projects / Research:
June 2005: Int. Univ. Bremen: cellular distribution and expression of the cysteine proteases B, K and L after surgical trauma in the epithelial cells of small intestine in rat and mouse models.
Feb 2005 - May 2005: International university Bremen: cloning of alpha-factor gene, in vitro transcription and translation of alpha-factor.
Jun 2004 - Jul 2004: internship at Veterinary School , Cambridge , UK : identification of antibody-binding profiles associated with polymorphisms in ovine prion protein, cloning of ovine truncated PrP-ARQ

2005 - 2006: Stipend International Max Planck Research School, Germany
June 2005: sponsored participation in the Annual Nobel Laureate Meeting, Lindau
Sep 03 - Jun 05: President’s List, scholarship from the International University Bremen
Sep 02 - Dec 02: German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) stipend

My interests are mainly centered on neurodegenerative disorders, prion diseases in particular. In the future, I would like to study the implications of the immune system on the disease and its involvement in the spread of prions to the nervous system.