Eliza Grlickova-Duzevik


My career as a physician at a rheumatology department allowed me to get exposed to patients with various immune system related pathologies. Initially, my research interest was directed towards understanding the basic mechanisms of chronic inflammation. The first basic science research experience was in studying the mechanisms of autoimmune disease when I initially got exposed to the techniques in immunology and molecular biology. As I started the PhD program my research interested expanded towards molecular biology in general as a tool of understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms in disease pathology

Currently, my research focus is in neuroimmunology. My project is directed towards exploration of the molecular mechanisms of retroviral infection in central nervous system (CNS) and the pathways in development of peripheral neuropathy. The in-vitro model for my study will reveal some of the roles on the immune cells of   CNS in the development of neuropathy.