My name is Yuliana and I am currently a first year PhD student in the Aboobaker lab. During my undergraduate degree I developed a strong interest in Genetics and Molecular Biology. I decided to make a career choice out of it and was fortunate enough to meet Aziz to help me through the bumpy road of my transition. I did my Masters by Research degree in the Aboobaker lab during which time I was working on the establishment of a model combining three different tools (RNAi, irradiation and bioinformatics) to aid the identification of stem cell-specific genes. My current interest lies in the field of epigenetics and how epigenetic mechanisms affect planarian regeneration. My recent focus has been a potential member of the MYST family of histone acetyltransferases in planarians. However, since this is not enough for a newly hatched biologist, I am also planning to look at cell ageing.
Yuliana Mihaylova and A Aziz Aboobaker (2013). What is it about 'eye of newt'?. Genome Biology 2013, 14:106
Jordi Solana, Damian Kao, Yuliana Mihaylova, Farah Jaber-Hijazi, Sunir Malla, Ray Wilson and Aziz Aboobaker (2012) Defining the molecular profile of planarian pluripotent stem cells using a combinatorial RNA-seq, RNAi and irradiation approach. Genome Biology, 13(3)
BSc Psychology (award for highest degree result), University of Nottingham
MRes Molecular Genetics, University of Nottingham
PhD Genetics, University of Nottingham (current)