Magdalena Kratochvilova (2012)
Country: Czech Republic
VU Mentor: Alissa Weaver
Hi! I am Magdalena Kratochvílová from Praue, Czech Republic. I am in the first year of my master study in Cell biology at Charles University in Prague. It means that next year I should finish my master's degree. After that I would like to continue my studies and apply for a Ph.D. Since 2010 I have been working in the Laboratory of Cancer Cells Invasiveness. And because I am interested in an issue of cancer cell migration and invasion, I am delighted, that I had the opportunity to joined Alissa Weaver´s laboratory here at Vanderbilt and work on related topics.
The overall goal of the project is to determine how different matrix characteristic affects cell behavior, invasiveness and morphology. My work mainly involves 2D and 3D invasion assays with panel of breast cancer cell lines with different aggressiveness.
And in terms of VISRA, I think that VISRA is a really unique program, that gives you an amazing opportunity to not only learn methods and gain new lab experiences, but also to get know what research and education looks like in the U.S., make new friends and of course also to enjoy the time in Nashville.