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Erika Kovacs-Bogdan


Kovacs-Bogdan E, Sancak Y, Kamer KJ, et al. Reconstitution of the mitochondrial calcium uniporter in yeast. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2014;111:8985-8990.

Sancak Y, Markhard AL, Kitami T, Kovacs-Bogdan E, et al. EMRE is an essential component of the mitochondrial calcium uniporter complex. Science 2013;342(6164):1379-1382.

Kovacs-Bogdan E, Benz JP, Soll J, Boelter B. Tic20 forms a channel independent of Tic110 in chloroplasts. BMC Plant Biol. 2011;11:133.

Erika Kovacs-Bogdan, Ph.D.

Erika Kovacs-Bogdan is a research scientist who works under the direction of  Sekar Kathiresan and Patrick Ellinor as a project team lead in the Broad–Bayer Collaboration, as part of the Cardiovascular Disease Initiative (CVDi). Her research focuses on using a variety of genomic analyses to identify, characterize, and validate novel therapeutic candidates for treatment of atrial fibrillation and myocardial infarction. 

Prior to joining the Broad Institute in 2015, Kovacs-Bogdan undertook postdoctoral training in the lab of Vamsi Mootha at Massachusetts General Hospital, and reconstituted the mitochondrial calcium uniporter in yeast to study its function. She joined the Broad Institute as a research scientist in the Thomas lab of the Broad Institute’s Cancer Program, and later joined the CVDi in May 2017.

Kovacs-Bogdan obtained a Ph.D. in biochemistry at Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany, in the lab of Prof. Juergen Soll. She also holds a M.S. in biology and chemistry from Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest, Hungary.

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February 2018