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Dr Nada Kubikova

Roles and subjects

Maplethorpe Junior Research Fellow in Biomedical Sciences



Academic background

BSc, MSc, DPhil

Dr Nada Kubikova obtained a Masters in Clinical Embryology from the University of Oxford followed by a DPhil in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Nuffield Department of Women’s and Reproductive Health on a Clarendon Scholarship. She remained at Oxford after her graduate studies and became a Junior Research Fellow in Biomedical Sciences in 2020, investigating the mechanisms of DNA repair in human embryonic development.

Graduate teaching areas

Teaching commitments include co-supervision of MSc students at the Nuffield Department of Women’s and Reproductive Health, design and supervision of research projects, leading tutorials, laboratory practicals and problem-based learning sessions.

Research interests

Nada is a reproductive biologist with interests in human genetics and infertility. In her research, she tries to understand the molecular basis of infertility and help couples undergoing assisted reproductive treatments achieve a healthy pregnancy following in vitro fertilisation (IVF). She has worked on the development of multiple novel clinical strategies to avoid transmission of genetic diseases from parents to offspring through utilisation of new genomic technologies. Recently, Nada started investigating how genome editing technologies might be harnessed to shed light on the key processes underlying human preimplantation development, with special interest in DNA repair and genome instability.