U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

 Contact Info

Tel: 301-402-2616
Email: piknovab@mail.nih.gov

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  • NIH Staff ScientistPresent Molecular Medicine Branch, NIDDK2010
  • NIH Contractor Staff ScientistMolecular Medicine Branch, NIDDK2005–2010
  • Senior Research FellowNational Biomedical Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Center, Medical College of Wisconsin2003–2005
  • Postdoctoral FellowMolecular Medicine Department, Oregon Health & Science University1998–2003
  • Postdoctoral FellowBiochemistry Department, University of Illinois1996–1998
  • Postdoctoral FellowBiochemistry Department, University of Virginia1993–1996
  • Pre- and Postdoctoral FellowNational Centre for Scientific Research, Toulouse, France1991–1993
  • Ph.D.Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia1992

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Barbora Piknova, Ph.D.

Staff Scientist, Molecular Biology and Genetics SectionMolecular Medicine Branch
  • Biomedical Engineering/Biophysics/Physics
Research Summary/In Plain Language

Research in Plain Language

​Tissues regulate blood flow and pressure in their blood vesselsto matche oxygen and nutrition demands with supply.  Nitric oxide, a small gas molecule, plays a critical role in this process.  We study the formation of nitric oxide from different compounds, especially those contained in diet, in different tissues.  The goal of our research is to determine whether these reactions might lead to development of new treatments or prevention of diseases that affect blood vessels and if the simple dietary changes can improve cardiovascular and general health in ageing humans. ​