MSc/PhD Program
Guergana Ivanova Dontcheva
First Name:
Guergana Ivanova

Last Name:
Dontcheva

Country:
Bulgaria / Canada

 



Guergana Ivanova Dontcheva

EDUCATION

College / University:
University of British Columbia

Highest Degree:
B.Sc.

Major Subjects:
Cell Biology and Genetics

Lab Experience:
Standard techniques in Cell Physiology, Molecular Biology, Physics, inorganic and organic Chemistry and Ecology

Projects / Research:
Research project on the physiological adaptations of Killifish to different environments, involving designing of primers, cloning and sequencing of the housekeeping PMCA protein and its isoforms
Summary paper entitled “Importance of the Visual System as an Experimental Model for the Discovery of Multiple Developmental Processes in the Nervous System”

Scholarships:
2012 - 2013: Stipend of the Excellence Foundation for the Promotion of the Max Planck Society


SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS AND GOALS:

The causes of neurodegenerative disorders is what I would like to focus my academic career on. Researching this topic and incorporating the findings with different disciplines ranging from Nanotechnology and Gene Therapy to Neuroplasticity would allow for better chances of retarding the course of the disease or even preventing it.