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Dr. Gergana Nestorova

Associate Professor/MSNT Program Chair

Departments: Biological Sciences, Center for Biomedical Engineering and Rehabilitation Sciences

Phone: 318.257.5230

Fax: 318.257.4574

Email: ggnestor@latech.edu

Office: CTLH111/BMEB232

Address: 1 Adams Blvd

P.O. Box 3179

Ruston, LA 71272



  • BS Biology, Coastal Carolina University, 2006
  • PhD Molecular Sciences and Nanotechnology, Louisiana Tech University, 2014

Curriculum vitae


Dr. Nestorova is an Assistant Professor of Biology in the School of Biological Sciences and the Program Chair for the graduate program in Molecular Sciences and Nanotechnology (MSNT).  She teaches undergraduate and graduate classes at the School of Biological Sciences and maintains an active research program that is focused on the development of lab-on-a-chip technologies for biomedical research and diagnosis.  Dr. Nestorova’s research group is comprised of Ph.D. candidates and Master’s degree students from the MSNT program as well as undergraduates from Biology, Chemistry, and Biomedical Engineering. Research activities in the Applied Genomics and Biotechnology lab include the development of lab-on-a-chip methods and technologies for purification and analysis of exosomes and small RNAs. The students working in the lab participate in interdisciplinary scientific research and acquire technical skills that prepare them for careers in the academia, pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry. ​

Research Interests

  • Lab-on-a-chip
  • Genetics
  • Exosomes and Extracellular Vesicles

Courses Taught

  • Molecular Biotechnology
  • Endocrinology
  • Protein Analysis
  • Extracellular Vesicles in Medical Research and Diagnostics
  • Undergraduate Seminar
  • Doctoral Enhancement Seminar

Scholarly Activity

Units and Center Appointments

  • School of Biological Sciences
  • Louisiana Tech University Centers
    • CBERS, Member