Jana Kotulová, Ph.D.

Jana Kotulová is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Ostrava, specializing in hematooncology with a solid background in molecular cell biology and immunology. With a profound focus on investigating the intricate phenomena in cancer biology, Jana is dedicated to advancing our understanding of hematological malignancies and exploring novel therapeutic approaches. Her previous research endeavors have centered on elucidating the mechanisms of action of small molecules as modulators of G protein-coupled receptors in the context of cancer therapy. Leveraging her expertise in high-throughput screening methodologies, Jana has made significant contributions to characterizing the efficacy of emerging anticancer derivatives. Presently, her research endeavors are centered on the exploration of cell-based immunotherapy approaches. Committed to academic excellence, Jana also actively engages in teaching activities and mentorship, guiding the next generation of researchers in the field.

Education
  • 2009-2014 – Experimental Animal Biology and Immunology, Masaryk University, Brno, CZ – M.Sc.
  • 2014-2022 – Pediatrics (Experimental therapeutics), Palacky University Olomouc, Olomouc, CZ – Ph.D.
Employment
  • 2020-2022 Assistant/Researcher, IMTM, Palacky University Olomouc, Olomouc, CZ
  • 2022 Assistant Professor/Postdoctoral fellow, IMTM, Palacky University Olomouc, Olomouc, CZ
  • Since 2022 Postdoctoral fellow, BCRG, University of Ostrava, Ostrava, CZ
  • Since 2023 Assistant Professor, BCRG, University of Ostrava, Ostrava, CZ
Eminent awards
  • Dean’s Award of the Faculty of Medicine Palacky University for the best student scientific work in 2021
Expertise

Molecular and cellular biology, assay development, early drug discovery, high-throughput screening, translational research

Membership in scientific societies
  • European Association for Cancer Research (since 2022)
  • American Association for Cancer Research (since 2021)
Contacts
+420 597 372 065
jana.kotulova@osu.cz
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