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Hire Dr. Alenka Gucek
USD 90 /hr

Cell biologist with 10 years+ experience. An enthusiast in data presentation and visualization

Profile Summary
Subject Matter Expertise
Consulting Technical consulting
Product development Formulation & development
Writing Educational content
Data science & analysis Data visualization
Work Experience


Uppsala Universitet

August 2015 - Present

Junior Researcher

Institute of Pathophysiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana

September 2010 - June 2015


PhD (The interdisciplinary doctoral study programme of Biosciences, scientific field of Cell Sciences)

University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty

October 2011 - June 2015

MSc Biochemistry (Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology)

University of Ljubljana

October 2006 - November 2011

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Alenka Guček, Nikhil R Gandasi, Muhmmad Omar-Hmeadi, Marit Bakke, Stein O Døskeland, Anders Tengholm, Sebastian Barg(2019). Fusion pore regulation by {cAMP}/Epac2 controls cargo release during insulin exocytosis . {eLife}. 8. {eLife} Sciences Publications, Ltd
Jorgačevski J, Potokar M, Kreft M, Guček A, Mothet JP, Zorec R(2017). Astrocytic Vesicle-based Exocytosis in Cultures and Acutely Isolated Hippocampal Rodent Slices . Journal of neuroscience research.
Guček A, Jorgačevski J, Singh P, Geisler C, Lisjak M, Vardjan N, Kreft M, Egner A, Zorec R(2016). Dominant negative SNARE peptides stabilize the fusion pore in a narrow, release-unproductive state . Cellular and molecular life sciences : CMLS.
Xie B, Nguyen PM, Guček A, Thonig A, Barg S, Idevall-Hagren O(2016). Plasma Membrane Phosphatidylinositol 4,5-Bisphosphate Regulates Ca(2+)-Influx and Insulin Secretion from Pancreatic β Cells . Cell chemical biology.
Gucek, Alenka, Jorgacevski, Jernej, Gorska, Urszula, Rituper, Bostjan, Kreft, Marko, Zorec, Robert(2015). Local electrostatic interactions determine the diameter of fusion pores . Channels. 9. (2). p. 96-101.
Gucek, A., Jorgacevski, J., Vardjan, N., Singh, P., Geisler, C., Rituper, B., Egner, A., Kreft, M., Zorec, R.(2015). Astrocytic gliotransmitter vesicles and their interaction with the plasmalemma . Glia. 63. p. E20.
Gucek, Alenka, Jorgacevski, Jernej, Singh, Priyanka, Geisler, Claudia, Vardjan, Nina, Kreft, Marko, Egner, Alexander, Zorec, Robert(2015). Fusion Properties of Gliotransmitter Vesicles in Cultured Astrocytes . Biophysical Journal. 108. (2). p. 102A.
Gucek, Alenka, Jorgacevski, Jernej, Vardjan, Nina, Calejo, Ana C., Rituper, Bostjan, Flasker, Ajda, Kreft, Marko, Zorec, Robert(2014). Exocytotic Fusion Pore Intermediates of Dense-Core Vesicles . Biophysical Journal. 106. (2). p. 10A-11A.
Gucek, Alenka, Calejo, Ana I., Jorgacevski, Jernej, Rituper, Bostjan, Pereira, Patricia M., Santos, Manuel A. S., Potokar, Maja, Vardjan, Nina, Kreft, Marko, Goncalves, Paula P., et al.(2014). Hyperpolarization-Activated Cyclic Nucleotide-Gated Channels and cAMP-Dependent Modulation of Exocytosis in Cultured Rat Lactotrophs . Journal of Neuroscience. 34. (47). p. 15638-15647.
Gucek, Alenka, Jorgacevski, Jernej, Singh, Priyanka, Geisler, Claudia, Rituper, Bostjan, Vardjan, Nina, Kreft, Marko, Egner, Alexander, Hell, Stefan W., Zorec, Robert(2014). Fusion Properties of Gliotransmitter Vesicles in Astrocytes . Biophysical Journal. 106. (2). p. 526A.
Gucek, Alenka, Rituper, Bostjan, Jorgacevski, Jernej, Flasker, Ajda, Kreft, Marko, Zorec, Robert(2013). High-resolution membrane capacitance measurements for the study of exocytosis and endocytosis . Nature Protocols. 8. (6). p. 1169-1183.
Gucek, Alenka, Kabaso, Doron, Jorgacevski, Jernej, Calejo, Ana I., Flasker, Ajda, Kreft, Marko, Zorec, Robert(2013). Comparison of unitary exocytic events in pituitary lactotrophs and in astrocytes: modeling the discrete open fusion-pore states . Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience. 7.
Gucek, Alenka, Rituper, Bostjan, Flasker, Ajda, Chowdhury, Helena H., Zorec, Robert(2012). Cholesterol and regulated exocytosis: A requirement for unitary exocytotic events . Cell Calcium. 52. (3-4). p. 250-258.
Gucek, Alenka, Vardjan, Nina, Zorec, Robert(2012). Exocytosis in Astrocytes: Transmitter Release and Membrane Signal Regulation . Neurochemical Research. 37. (11). p. 2351-2363.
Alenka Gucek, Nikhil R Gandasi, Muhmmad Omar-Hmeadi, Marit Bakke, Stein O. Døskeland, Anders Tengholm, Sebastian Barg(2018). Fusion pore regulation by Epac2/{cAMP} controls cargo release during insulin exocytosis . Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory