Gergana Deevska, M.Sc, Ph.D
Gergana (Geri) Deevska received an M.Sc. in Molecular Biology from Sofia University and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Geri then completed her Postdoctoral training in the area of lipid metabolism and signaling in the Department of Physiology at the University of Kentucky’s College of Medicine.
Prior to joining ICOM, she served as a dual-appointee faculty at the Kentucky Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine and Optometry where she taught medical biochemistry, genetics, and biochemical nutrition for 2 years. During that time, Geri worked on establishing an active research program focused on the role of bioactive lipids in obesity-associated pathologies.
Throughout her postdoc and faculty appointments, Geri participated in the training and mentoring of more than 15 undergraduate, graduate and medical students, junior postdocs and staff members. She believes that students' involvement in basic science research builds a strong foundation for success in medicine.
Geri is actively engaged with the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology’s (ASBMB) initiatives in the areas of instruction and assessment and serves as editor and ad-hoc reviewer for several scientific journals. Geri is very excited to bring her research expertise and passion for teaching to the ICOM’s team and contribute to providing an outstanding medical education in the Treasure Valley.