Viktoriia has completed her undergraduate studies (Biomedical Sciences) and received a Master’s degree in Neuroscience at Newcastle University, UK, in 2018. In her research projects, she focused on retinal neurophysiology, pathophysiology of neurodegenerative diseases as well as drug screening in hematological malignancies. In 2020, Viktoriia joined the lab of Vanja Nagy at Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Rare and Undiagnosed Diseases (LBI-RUD) as a predoctoral fellow. She is currently continuing her PhD project in close collaboration with the laboratories of Christoph Bock (CeMM) and Vanja Nagy (LBI-RUD) to combine network-based strategies and CRISPR-based screening methods to discover common signaling pathways and novel therapeutic targets in neurodevelopmental disorders. Her work is supported by an ÖAW DOC fellowship.