My name is Natalia V Rivera Sifaki aka NV Rivera :). I am a senior postdoc in the Lung Research Lab at the Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institutet and the Center for Molecular Medicine (CMM) located in Solna campus.

I am trained as a genetic epidemiologist and my research work regards genetics and epidemiological studies of complex disease architecture, primarily polygenic diseases with autoimmune and inflammatory components as main drivers in their pathogenesis.

In addition to my research work interests, I also enjoy teaching, which in my opinion I believe it is quite rewarding; however, I am still novice in this area. It’s definitely a learning curve! To embark on this, I have signed up for an open learning course (ONL) offered by KI to acquire more pedagogic skills as they are combined with advanced digital tools that are used for setting up online courses.