Senior research associate in the Center for Interdisciplinary Biosciences, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Safarik University in Kosice (UPJS)
Specialist in enzymology of the respiratory heme-copper oxidases, heme proteins, the primary reactions in photosynthesis and the bacterial iron acquisition systems
1964 – 67 High school, Handlova, Czechoslovakia
1969 – 74 Charles University, Prague, Czechoslovakia, – MSc. in Biophysics
1977 – 81 Moscow State University, Moscow, USSR – CsC. degree in Biophysics
Slovak, Russian and English
2013 – present Senior Research Associate at Centre for Interdisciplinary Biosciences, P.J. Šafárik University, Košice, Slovak Republic
1998 – 2013 Faculty and Senior Faculty Fellow, Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Rice University, Houston
1984 – 1991 Head of Biophysical Laboratory, Institute of Experimental Physics, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Kosice, Czechoslovakia
1981 – 1984 Head of Biophysical Laboratory, Neurobiological Institute of Slovak Academy of Sciences, Kosice, Czechoslovakia
1974 – 1977 Research Fellow, Neurobiological Institute of Slovak Academy of Sciences, Kosice, Czechoslovakia.
Postdoctoral research training:
1991 – 1998 Postdoctoral Research Associate at Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Rice University, Houston with Prof. G. Palmer
Award of Slovak Biophysical Society for the substantial contribution to the development of Biophysics in Slovakia, 2016.
2009–2011 NIH grant: Molecular mechanism of redox driven proton pumps Role: Principal Investigator
2002 – 2006 NIH grant: Catalytic Mechanism of Heme-Copper Oxidases Role: Principal Investigator
1998 – 2002 Co-principal investigator in NIH grant: Catalytic Mechanism of Heme-Copper Oxidases
1991 – 1993 Grant from Slovak Academy of Sciences, Czechoslovakia. Role: Principal Investigator
1986 Short term grant from Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences
Experience with variety of spectroscopic methods (optical spectroscopy, electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR), magnetic circular dichroism, Fourier-Transform infrared spectroscopy), fast kinetic methods (stopped flow, laser flash photolysis, rapid-freeze quench method) and methods employed in purification of proteins and computer analysis of data.
49 publications in international peer-reviewed journals (see WOS and Scopus databases), cited more than 800 times, Hirsch index ≈19
Kosice, November 2016