Denisa is a research associate in in the Horvath group since 2019. Her current research project studies hereditary mitochondria translational defects affecting muscle and the nervous system. She is currently focussing on the role of the integrated stress response and amino acid supplementation to explore the aetiology and potential treatment of these disorders.
Denisa completed a BSc in Biochemical Engineering and an MSc in Organic Chemistry at the Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca before transitioning into biology. She obtained her PhD in 2018 from the Duisburg-Essen University; studying muscular disorders by combining proteomic and functional approaches.