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assoc. prof. Zuzana DAXNEROVÁ, PhD.

Workplace: Institute of Biology and Ecology
Faculty of Science
Address: Moyzesova 11, 040 01 Košice
Phone: +421 55 234-1186
Room: 136(Mo11-1K)  (1.floor)

Academic degrees
1990 Ph.D.- in General Biology
2001 Associate Professor of Biology

1973-1978 study at the Faculty of Science, P. J. Šafárik University in Košice, Slovakia
1978-1985 Institute of Neurobiology, Morphological Department in Košice, Slovakia
1985-1990 Faculty of Science, P. J. Šafárik University in Košice research associate
1990- 1993 Institute of Experimental Physics in Košice, Slovakia
1993 -2001 Faculty of Science, P. J. Šafárik University in Košice research associate
since 2001 Faculty of Science, P. J. Šafárik University in Košice associate professor of Biology

Study abroad

1982 Institute of Molecular Biology, Bulgarian Academy of Science in Sofia, Bulgaria
1997-1998 Baylor College of Medicine,HoustonTexas, USA

Lectures: Histology
Vertebrate Embryology
Light and Electron Microscopy

Research activities
Research is aimed at the study of transformation of neuroepithelial and ependymal cells during prenatal and postnatal development in ventricular and subventricular zone of spinal cord central canal.

PhD. students in Genetics at present:
Viera Haňová

PhD. students in Animal Physiology at present:
Juraj Ševc, Mária Goldírová

Section for Cell and Molecular Biology, Scientific Grant Agency of the Ministry of Education of the Slovak Republic and the Slovak Academy of Science - member
Slovak Society for Histochemistry and Cytochemistry - member
Slovak Medical Society – member

VEGA 1/2356/05
Regularities of rat neuroepithelial and ependymal cells transformation during development and after spinal cord lesion. 2005-2007, principal investigator

VEGA 1/4320/07
Pathogenesis and experimental repair of cleft palate in vitro: Molecular regulation of cell fates within the midline epithelial seam in Tgf-ß3 knockout mouse embryos. 2007-2009

Project period: 10-13-2006 - 09-31-2008. "Roles of the epithelial seam during formation of the embryonic palate and in pathogenesis of palatal clefts

Institute of Neurobiology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Košice, Slovak Republic

Selected publications 1995-2006

Čellárová, E., Daxnerová, Z., Kimáková, K., Halušková, J.: The variability of hypericum content in the regenerants of Hypericum perforatum. Acta Biotechnol. 14, 265-271, 1994.

Levkut, M., Kolodzieyski, L.,Ledecký, V., Daxnerová, Z.: Familial Melanoma in the Progeny of a Duroc and Slowak White Crossbred Sow. J. Comp. Pathol.113, 233-239, 1995.

Daxnerová, Z., Maršala, M.,Maršala, J.: Graded postischemic reoxygenation attenuates ischemia-reperfusion-induced nuclear and nucleolar damage in lumbosacral dorsal root ganglia neurons. Light and electron microscopic study in rabbit. J.Brain Res. 36, 379-391 1995.

Čellárová, E., Brutovská, R., Daxnerová, Z., Bruňáková, K., Weigel, R. C.: Dependence of hypericin content on ploidy of somaclones of Hypericum perforatum L. Acta Biotechnol. 17, 83-90, 1997.

Abdouslam, O.E., Ojeda, F., Levkut, M., Ševčiková,Z., Škardová, I., Daxnerová, Z.: Ultrastructure of appoptotic cells in chicken bursa of Fabricius after gamma irradiation, Acta Veterinaria, Brno, 66,155-158, 1997.

Adam,E., Berkova,Z., Daxnerova,Z., Icenogel,J., Reeves,W.C., Kaufman,R.H.: Papillomavirus detection: Demographic and behavioral characteristics influencing the identification of cervical disease. Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol., 162, 257-264, 2000.

Daxnerová,Z., Berková,Z., Kaufman,R.H., Adam,E.: Detection o human cytomegalovirus DNA in 986 women studied for human papillomavirus-associated cervical neoplasia. Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease, 7, 187-193, 2003.

Orendacova J., Racekova E., Kucharova K., Pousova B., Ondrejcak T., Martoncikova M., Daxnerova Z., Marsala J.: Ependyma as a possible morphological basis of ischemic preconditioning tolerance in rat spinal cord ischemia model: Nestin and Fluoro-jade B observations. Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology, 24: 477-489, 2004

Kluchová,D., Klimčík,R., Kľoc,P., Daxnerová,Z.: Vplyv nekompletnej ischémie na pericentrálne NOS-pozitívne štruktúry v mieche. Čes. a slov. Neurol. Neurochir., 66/99, 283-287, 2003

Hrčková G., Velebný, S., Daxnerová, Z., Solár,P.: Praziquantel and liposomized glucan-treatment modulated liver fibrogenesis and mastocytosis in mice infected with Mesocestoides vogae (M. corti, Cestoda) tetrathyridia. Parasitology, 132, 1-14, 2006