Marjanca Starčič Erjavec
Marjanca Starčič Erjavec, Ph.D., is a Professor of Molecular Biology in the Department of Microbiology, Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, where she also studied biology (undergraduate course) and biochemistry and molecular biology (graduate course). She defended her Ph.D. thesis in the field of bacterial molecular genetics at Utrecht University, the Netherlands. She was a visiting professor at several universities in Europe and the United States as well as at the Institute of Ecology and Genetics of Microorganisms, Perm, Russia. At the University of Ljubljana, Dr. Erjavec is involved in teaching various subjects to students of microbiology. She conducts research on horizontal gene transfer, including plasmids, natural and clinical E. coli strains, and potential new antimicrobial agents.