Ognenka "Ogie" Avramovska

Ognenka "Ogie" Avramovska

Curriculum Fellow in Genetics and Genomics

Ognenka is the Curriculum Fellow for the Program in Genetics and Genomics. She works alongside students and PGG faculty to organize student-facing workshops and programing. Ognenka also helps to facilitates the BBS Core Genetics course, Genetics 201. Ognenka is also passionate about the implementation of inclusive pedagogy in Graduate-level classes.  

Prior to starting her role as Curriculum Fellow, Ognenka received her scientific training at Emory University, researching the genetics of antifungal resistance in Candida albicans.  


Ph.D. Genetics and Molecular Biology, Emory University, 2021 
B.S  Microbiology and Genomics and Molecular Genetics, Michigan State University, 2016 

Teaching and Outreach 
Instructor Genetics and Biotechnology, Emory Pre-College, 2021 
Course Designer/Facilitator Ethical Conduct in Research, Emory University, 2021 
Chemistry Dept. Cohort Facilitator, Emory College Online, Emory University, 2020 
Advanced Graduate Training Fellowship Recipient, Emory University, 2019 
Teaching Assistant BIOL264 Undergraduate Genetics, Emory University, 2018  

Pedagogy Training/Workshops

Society for Advancement of Biology Education Research Conference
CIRTL Workshop: “Evidenced-Based/Inclusive Practices to Online Sync. Classroom”
CIRTL Course: “An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching”   
Emory Center for Faculty Development Summer Teaching Intensive  

Avramovska, O., & Hickman, M. A. (2019). The Magnitude of Candida albicans  
Stress-Induced Genome Instability Results from an Interaction Between Ploidy  
and Antifungal Drugs. G3 (Bethesda, Md.), 9(12), 4019–4027.  
doi: https://doi.org/10.1534/g3.119.400752 

Avramovska, O., & Hickman, M. A. (2021). Tetraploidy Accelerates Adaptation Under Drug-selection in a Fungal Pathogen. BioRxiv
doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.02.28.433243 

Contact Information

New Research Building, Office 0241B
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur
Boston, MA 02115