Center for Medical Genomics – OMICRON is pleased to invite everyone interested to listen to the lecture entitled “Targeting mitochondrial DNA in lung diseases”, which will be given by Associate Professor Bartosz Szczęsny, Ph.D from the Department of Anesthesiology, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. The lecture will be held in the conference room at the Department of Medical Biochemistry, ul. Kopernika 7 in Krakow, on 24/04/2018 (Tuesday) at 12.00.
Bartosz Szczęsny short biography:
Dr. Szczesny received his BA, MS, and PhD degrees from the University of Wroclaw, Poland. He completed his post-doctoral training at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, in the United States, in Dr. Mitra’s laboratory, working on mitochondrial DNA repair. His research training includes positions at Strathclyde University, Glasgow, Scotland; Lund University, Sweden; and University in Louvain la Neuve, Belgium.
Dr. Szczesny is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Texas Medical Branch, and a Staff Scientist at the Shriners Hospital for Children in Galveston, one of the leading pediatric burn centers in the United States. Dr. Szczesny is an expert in mitochondrial DNA damage and repair, and on the signaling of mitochondrial dysfunction in various pathological conditions. His major research interests are mitochondrial dysfunction in acute lung injury and development of new treatment strategies in lung cancer targeting mitochondria/mitochondrial DNA.