ALBENA DINKOVA-KOSTOVA graduated in Biochemistry and Microbiology from Sofia University (Bulgaria), and obtained her PhD degree in Biochemistry and Biophysics from Washington State University (USA). She subsequently trained in Pharmacology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (USA), where she continues to hold an Adjunct Professor position. She joined the University of Dundee in 2007 as a Research Councils UK Academic Fellow, and is now Professor of Chemical Biology.
Her group collaborates with basic scientists and clinicians and with the pharmaceutical industry. In her research, at the interface of Chemical Biology and Medicine, she is committed to understanding how cells and organisms respond to oxidative, inflammatory, and metabolic stress, and is working towards development of strategies for protection against chronic disease.
Her publications have been cited more than 38,000 times. She is named among the top influential academics in Clarivate’s Highly Cited Researchers 2020, 2021, and 2022 lists.