Dora Bianka Balogh
I graduated with MSc degree in biochemical engineering at Budapest University of Technology and Economics. I am currently a postdoctoral fellow at MTA-SE “Lendület” Diabetes Research Group at Semmelweis University with an interest in investigating pathophysiological processes and identifying novel therapeutic targets in the development of chronic diabetic complications. My current research focuses on renal, cardiac and lung fibrosis. Beside scientific tasks, I am having the opportunity to get insight into drug development and project management. I have ten publications in the leading journals of diabetes, nephrology, and renal physiology.
As a postdoctoral researcher, I have relevant experience in general laboratory practice, animal handling and basic molecular biology: protein and RNA extraction, Western blot, RT-qPCR and ELISA. I am a scientist with good organization skills developed during experiments with animals and in vitro models. I have comprehensive intercultural experiences since I am working in an international team.
Beside scientific tasks, I am responsible for the financial management of grants and the coordination of workflow between different projects. My critical thinking and negotiation skills help me to adapt quickly to new challenges and to oversee multiple projects. Supervision of laboratory tasks, equipment, technicians and students constantly improve my managing skills.