Biographical Sketch: Olga Kovbasnjuk, Ph.D.

Olga Kovbasnjuk, Ph.D., is a program director in the Division for Research Capacity Building, where she oversees the Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) Phase 2 program. She also manages grants for the COBRE, IDeA Clinical and Translational Research Network (CTRN, formerly IDeA-CTR), and Support for Research Excellence (SuRE) Programs.

Prior to joining NIGMS, Kovbasnjuk served as faculty in the division of gastroenterology at the University of New Mexico and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her research interests included epithelial ion and nutrients transport, stem cell biology, and regeneration models for intestinal injury. Her multidisciplinary research projects employed a broad range of techniques including confocal, multiphoton, and super-resolution microscopy.

Kovbasnjuk received her M.S and Ph.D. in biophysics from Moscow State University in Russia and conducted postdoctoral research at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

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