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 relentless curiosity, 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. Master’s students are welcome to do their thesis work in our lab!

 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
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.
Brygida photo Brygida Baran (PhD student) I have always been very curious about the world, especially in the field of biology and life science. This is the reason why I chose my career path in Biotechnology. In 2011 I started my studies at the University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland. I conducted my master project at the Department of Genetics. Shortly after my graduation I started an internship at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics at the University of Oxford, where I broadened my knowledge in the field of cancer research and cell signaling. After my internship, I started working in a medical laboratory “Diagnostyka”, however after one and half year, I decided to go back to science. My great passion is mountaineering, especially in the winter. I like new challenges both in difficult mountain conditions and in professional life.
Weronika photo Weronika Skarżyńska (PhD student) I completed my Master’s at the University of Warsaw, specializing in cell biology. During studies I focused on mechanisms involved in neuroinflammation and neurodegeneration, but I was also interested in cancer research. For eighteen months I worked in the Laboratory of Human Cancer Genetics as a fellow in a TEAM grant. As I always liked new challenges, I joined LMCS to start my PhD in a new research field. I prefer spending my free time actively, but also I love baking cakes and reading books, especially from the field of forensic anthropology and medicine.
Sampurna photo Sampurna Datta (Postdoc) I developed a special interest in the field of biochemistry and cellular signaling during my Bachelor’s studies in Human Physiology and therefore took up biochemistry in my Masters course from the Department of Biochemistry, University of Calcutta, India. This was followed by my Ph.D. from the same department. My Ph.D. research was mainly focused on characterizing the role of Nitric Oxide and Reactive Nitrogen Species in Cellular Autophagy with the broader aim of understanding the role of the process in cancer etiology. Since I wanted to continue research in the field of signaling pathways, I came to Poland to join LMCS as a postdoctoral fellow. Besides science, I love travelling and tasting different cuisines (total foodie!!!). I spend my free time doing embroidery, painting and listening to songs of Rabindranath Tagore. These help me to relax and rewind after the days’ work.
Asia photo Joanna Krzemień (Postdoc) I completed my Master’s in Medical Biotechnology at the University of Warsaw, Faculty of Biology. During my undergraduate and graduate studies I have participated in numerous internships including a six-month internship at the Umea University (Sweden) and a several-month internship at MRC National Institute for Medical Research (London, UK). At that time, I also participated in the Fulbright BioLAB program, as part of which I had a one-year internship at the University of Virginia. My main research interests are focused on neurobiology and developmental biology, mainly stem cells. Last year, I defended my PhD in neurobiology at the Nencki Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences. During my doctoral studies, I conducted research focused on the neuronal development, brain morphogenesis and mouse behavior. The results of these studies have recently been published in a manuscript (Rojek K., Krzemien J. et al., PLOS Biology, 2019). This work was awarded the Jerzy Konorski Prize for the best work in the field of neurobiology done in Poland by the Polish Neuroscience Society. Besides science, I am passionate about dancing and volunteer in animal shelters.


Klaudia photo Klaudia Kosieradzka (MSc student)
Ali photo Alireza Jian Bagherpoor (postdoc)
lukasz photo Łukasz Markiewicz (postdoc)
kasia photo Katarzyna Chojnowska(postdoc)
Anna Strzeszewska-Potyrała (postdoc)
Edyta photo Edyta Kawka(research assistant)
Zuza_photo_cropped Zuzanna Sas (PhD student)
Monika Monika Kusio-Kobiałka (postdoc)
Mostafa Mostafa Hassan (intern)

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