Zuzana Kovacova PhDPostdoctoral research scientist, Translational Research Institute for Metabolism and Diabetes
Dr. Zuzana Kovacova is a postdoctoral research scientist at the Translational Research Institute for Metabolism and Diabetes. She is focusing on translational human research investigating the effects of natriuretic peptides on metabolism, energy expenditure and insulin sensitivity in humans. Her projects are also to investigate the regulatory mechanisms and novel effects of natriuretic peptides in adipose tissue and muscle. Obesity is associated with dysregulated activity of the natriuretic peptide system which may lead to the development of insulin resistance. This suggests that the natriuretic peptide system could represent a novel therapeutic approach for the treatment of insulin resistance and the metabolic complications associated with obesity.
Dr. Kovacova completed her Master of Sciences at Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia with specialization in Genetics and Molecular biology. In 2011, she earned her PhD in Biological Sciences at the Third Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague with the state exam in Cellular and Molecular biology, Genetics and Virology.