Department of Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology
UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI, USA
Tatjana Abaffy is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, USA. She obtained her PhD from the University of Auckland New Zealand studying complex physiology of glucose homeostasis. Her postdoctoral training was in the chemosensory field and involved studying taste and smell olfactory receptors and signal transduction.
Currently, she is involved in a translational research related to skin cancer biomarkers detection, detection of skin volatile compounds, in particular melanoma skin cancer biomarkers. Her research team is using gas chromatography and mass spectrometry to identify volatile biomarkers. In addition, she is using computational approaches to identify olfactory receptors that recognize melanoma volatile biomarkers.