Dr. Daniela Cihakova is an Associate Professor of Pathology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She also has a joint appointment in the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology. She is an American Board of Medical Laboratory Immunology (ABMLI) certified clinical laboratory immunologist and a director of Immune Disorders Laboratory at Johns Hopkins University. She is a director of the WHO collaborating center at the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology.

Her research focuses on the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases where she has concentrated on studying myocarditis and dilated cardiomyopathy using a mouse model of myocarditis called experimental autoimmune myocarditis.

Dr. Cihakova earned her M.D. and Ph.D. from Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship at Johns Hopkins University in 2006. Dr. Cihakova joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 2008.

Dr. Cihakova is a member of the editorial board of Clinical Immunology and also serves on the American Heart Association Study Section. Her research has been supported by the Myocarditis Foundation, Children's Cardiomyopathy Foundation, W.W. Smith Charitable Trust, Mirowski Discovery Award, National Organization for Rare Diseases, and American Autoimmune Related Disease Association (AARDA) and NIH/NHBLI.

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