DOROTTYA
NAGY-SZAKAL,
MD, PHD

I am a chief medical officer with 10+ years of experience in infectious diseases, AI-powered molecular diagnostics and translational medicine.


My career spans a range of areas from running successful clinical trials and building and overseeing clinical diagnostic laboratories to holding technical and practical workshops as well as invited talks at major international congresses.


My industry expertise is deep rooted in academic and translational research with 25+ peer reviewed publications and over 30 international presentations spanning the fields of Microbiome, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Neuroscience, Clinical Microbiology, Infectious Diseases as well as  Public Health.


Welcome to my page.

 

"If you know you are on the right track, if you have this inner knowledge, then nobody can turn you off... no matter what they say."

Barbara McClintock

 

EXPERIENCE

INDUSTRY

Chief Medical Officer

Biotia Inc.

As CMO, I direct the clinical diagnostics laboratory, overseeing PCR and sequencing-based methodologies, clinical interpretation and pandemic response. 

Biotia is a New York City-based startup powered by AI, focusing on surveillance, rapid diagnostics and prevention of hospital acquired infections.

Scientific Advisor

Continest Technologies Plc.

I serve as a scientific advisor to support the company's MolBiol Project in building rapidly deployable, scalable and self sustainable sampling, screening and molecular diagnostics solutions.

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RESEARCH

Research Assistant Professor

SUNY Downstate Health Science University, Dept. of Cell Biology, College of Medicine


My work strengthens the university's infectious disease, molecular diagnostics, and pandemic response efforts.


Postdoctoral Research Scientist (2015-2018)

Columbia University Medical Center,

Center for Infection and Immunity

I conducted research in the field of clinical microbiology, microbiome studies, as well as neuroscience (gut-brain axis). Methods include artificial intelligence-fueled pathogen discovery and identification, next-generation sequencing, bioinformatic and phylogenetic analysis, as well as topological data analysis.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Clinical Study Coordinator (2010-2015)

Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s Hospital

USDA/ARS Children’s Nutrition Research Center

​I conducted research on pathogenesis and therapeutic approaches in pediatric inflammatory bowel diseases, pediatric nutritional influences on the mammalian large intestine and gut microbiome, and the epigenetics of gastrointestinal and hepatic disorders.

 

PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS

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27 PUBLICATIONS
660 CITATIONS

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10+ INVITED TALKS
30+ PRESENTATIONS

 

RECOGNITIONS

UN INVITED SPEAKER

March 2019

Invited to speak in a panel on investing in science and technology education for shaping society’s future

AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE

March 2018

Honoree of the Society of Foreign Consuls

APPOINTMENT

January 2018

President of the New York Hungarian Scientific Society

 

NEWS

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BIOTIA HAS RECEIVED CLINICAL LABORATORY PERMIT FOR COVID-19 TESTING

April 11, 2020

APPOINTED PROFESSOR AT SUNY DOWNSTATE HEALTH SCIENCE UNIVERSITY

April  2020

SCIENTIFIC ADVISOR MOLBIOL PROJECT, CONTINEST TECHNOLOGIES PLC

March 2020