People

We are a group of dedicated researchers who are passionate about what they do both in and out of the lab. The three pillars that our lab is based on are innovation, honesty, and cooperation. If you would like to join us, please contact Paweł at paweln {at} cent {dot} uw {dot} edu {dot} pl. Even though we usually advertise open positions, we will be happy to hear from you even if we cannot offer you a job right away.

 pawel_photo_researchgate Paweł Niewiadomski (group leader) I did my PhD in pharmaceutical sciences at the Medical University of Lodz. I also have a master’s degree in Mathematics from the University of Lodz. After my PhD, I spent over 7 years in the US, first at UCLA, then at Stanford. Following my return to Poland, I worked for over a year at the Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology in Warsaw and then I moved to CeNT to start my own laboratory.
My distinguishing character trait is passionate curiosity. I am married and have two adorable daughters: Julia and Wiktoria. I spend my free time drawing and reading books ranging from classics of fiction, through fantasy novels, to historical commentary and biographies of people I admire. My addictions include twitter and strong coffee. You can visit my personal blog at www.pawelthebiologist.com
lukasz photo Łukasz Markiewicz (postdoc) I did my PhD at the Medical University of Lodz in the field of Medical Biology. During my PhD studies I was awarded the Junior Advanced Research Grant 2012-2013 by the Fulbright Commision to join Prof. Alan Diehl’s laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania. After my return to Poland, I took a postdoctoral position at the Medical University of Lodz. Recently I was awarded the FUGA grant to do research on Gli proteins in Paweł’s lab at CeNT.
I am ambitious and I like new challenges. I am also persistent in pursuing professional goals. The two things I value the most are the truth and my family. I have a beautiful wife Aleksandra and two sons Marcel and Miłosz. My main hobbies are electronic entertainment and basketball.
kasia photo Kasia Chojnowska (postdoc) I did my PhD in biological sciences at the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn. During my PhD studies I developed a great interest in cancer research. To explore cancer biology, I did an internship at Prof. Serhiy Souchelnytskyi’s laboratory at the Karolinska Institute and later at Qatar University, where I studied mechanisms of human breast tumorigenesis using proteome profiling. After my return to Poland, I took a postdoctoral position in Paweł’s group at CeNT, where I continue my scientific journey in the field of cancer research.
In personal life, my great passion is traveling, learning foreign languages and exploring Podlasie rivers on a kayak.
Sylwia photo Sylwia Niedziółka (PhD student) I completed my Master’s at the University of Warsaw, specializing in molecular biology. After graduating, I worked for one year in the Laboratory of Molecular Neurobiology at the Nencki Institute, where I studied molecular mechanisms of remyelination in the CNS.
Besides science, my greatest passion is sport and work as Aikido instructor. I have trained in Aikido for over 10 years, but there is still much to learn for me on this fascinating journey. I am also interested in photography and psychology.
Tomek photo Tomek Uśpieński (PhD student) Molecular biology was always a field of science that interested me more then others and quite soon my attention was drawn to cancer biology. I did my Master’s in Biotechnology at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow working with clear cell renal cell carcinoma. I also stayed at Centre de Biophisique Molequlaire in Orleans as part of the Erasmus exchange program. I joined a project concerning breast cancer therapy combining 3 individual molecular approaches. After graduation a worked for a year as a sales representative in Biokom and decided to return to science. Apart from science I enjoy travelling especially in form of hitch-hiking and backpacking. Visiting The Land Down Under this way was an amazing experience and I hope to travel around the world like this one day.

Alumni

Edyta photo Edyta Kawka(research assistant)
Zuza_photo_cropped Zuzanna Sas (PhD student)
Monika Monika Kusio-Kobiałka (postdoc)
Monika Mostafa Hassan (intern)

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