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PD Dr. Nataliya Di Donato

Fachärztin für Humangenetik

  • Leiterin der Forschungsgruppe Hirnfehlbildungen

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Academic research and clinical appointments

06/2019 – presentHead of the Clinical Genetics Department, Institute for Clinical Genetics, TU Dresden
01/2018 – presentPrincipal Investigator, Institute for Clinical Genetics, TU Dresden
06/2017 – 12/2017Maternity and parental leave
04/2016 – 05/2017Habilitation Award, Faculty of Medicine CGC, TU Dresden
11/2015 – 03/2016Group leader, Institute for Clinical Genetics, TU Dresden
09/2014 – 10/2015DFG Research Fellowship Grant, Research postdoctoral fellow, Dobyns Lab, Center for Integrative Brain Research, Seattle Children’s Research Institute, Seattle, USA
06/2011 – 09/2014 Head of the Clinical Genetics Department, Institute for Clinical Genetics, TU Dresden
06/2010 – 05/2011Board certified medical geneticist, Institute for Clinical Genetics, TU Dresden
01/2007 – 05/2010Fellow physician and research associate, Institute for Clinical Genetics, TU Dresden
09/2007 – 12/2006Swiss Government Awards University Scholarship, PhD Student and Medical Fellow, Institute for Medical Genetics, University of Zürich, Switzerland
07/2002 – 08/2005 Fellow at the Department of Human Genetics, Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education and Amosov National Institute of Cardiovascular Surgery, Kiev, Ukraine

Areas of Expertise

Rare syndromes with multiple congenital anomalies and intellectual disability, genetics and cellular mechanisms of brain malformations, disease modeling using cerebral organoids, nonmuscle actinopathies; expertise in clinical and molecular genetics, diagnostics of rare Mendelian disorders, cellular disease models

Research Networks and Beacons

06/2020 – presentCoordinator of the European Joint Programme on Rare Diseases (EJP RD) funded research consortium:  PredACTINg: Predicting the clinical outcome of non-muscle actinopathies
03/2017 – presentWG3 work group leader of the European Network on Brain Malformations Neuro-MIG, COST Action CA16118, MC member
04/2008 – 04/2011 NGFN-plus program, „German Mental Retardation Network” (MRNET), member of the subproject, TP7 the Dresden MR center