Milena Georgieva was born in Kyustendil, Bulgaria, in 1977, she holds an M.S. degree in cellular and developmental biology from the Faculty of Biology, Sofia University, Sofia, Bulgaria. She has completed her Ph.D. degree in molecular biology at the Institute of Molecular Biology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in 2009. The title of her Ph.D. is Structural and Functional Significance of Linker Histone Hho1p for Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Chromatin. Since 2010, she has been an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Molecular Biology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria, and a postdoctoral research fellow. Her current work involves investigation of the interplay between chromatin remodeling complexes and linker histones in S. cerevisiae as a model organism. Her research interests include epigenetics: DNA methylation, histone posttranslational modifications, higher-order chromatin structure, linker histones, linker histone subvariance, and chromatin remodeling; cancer epigenetics: epigenetic differences between cells in norm and pathology; apoptosis, cell death; neuroscience: epigenetics of psychiatric disorders; stem cells: epigenetics and molecular biology; chromatin structure and core histone bivalent posttranslational modifications as determinants of stem cells’ fate.
Biography Updated on 18 August 2013