Slavena Vylkova, PhD
Phone: +49 3641 532-1473
Fax: +49 3641 532-2473
|2016||JRG leader, JRG Host Fungal Interfaces, ZIK Septomics, Friedrich Schiller University Jena|
|2014-2016||Assistant Professor-Research, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX, USA|
|2012-2016||Adjunct Faculty, University of Houston-Downtown, Houston, TX, USA|
|2013-2014||Senior Research Associate, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX, USA|
|2007-2013||Post-doctoral fellow, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX, USA|
|2007||Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA|
|2006-2007||Research Assistant (Postdoc), Ottawa Health Research institute, Centre for Cancer Research, Ottawa, ON, Canada|
|2002-2006||Research Assistant, State University of New York at Buffalo, Department of Oral Biology, Buffalo, NY, USA|
|2004||M.Sc., State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA|
|2004||Research Assistant, State University of New York at Buffalo, Physiology Department Buffalo, NY, USA|
|2001||M.Sc., Sofia University, Sofia, Bulgaria|
|since 2018||Editor, Frontiers in Microbiology|
|2014||Judge Travel Grant, Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students, San Antonio, TX, USA|
|2014||ISHAM Young Fellow Travel Award, American society for Microbiology, 12th ASM Conference on Candida and Candidiasis, New Orleans, LA, USA|
|2011||Office of the Dean of McGovern Medical School Postdoctoral Fellow Travel Grant, University of Texas Health Science Center Houston, Houston, TX, USA|
Böttcher B, Hoffmann B, Garbe E, Weise T, Cseresnyés Z, Brandt P, Dietrich S, Driesch D, Figge MT, Vylkova S. (2020) The transcription factor Stp2 is important for Candida albicans biofilm establishment and sustainability. Front. Microbiol. 11:794.
Garbe E, Vylkova S (2019) Role of Amino Acid Metabolism in the Virulence of Human Pathogenic Fungi. Current Clinical Microbiology Reports. 6:108-119
Vylkova S (2017) Environmental pH modulation by pathogenic fungi as a strategy to conquer the host. PloS Pathogens 13(2), e1006149.
Vylkova S, Lorenz MC (2017) Phagosomal neutralization by the fungal pathogen Candida albicans induces macrophage pyroptosis. Infect Immun 85(2). pii: e00832-16.
Vylkova S, Lorenz MC (2014) Modulation of phagosomal pH by Candida albicans promotes hyphal morphogenesis and requires Stp2p, a regulator of amino acid transport. PLoS Pathog 10(3), e1003995.