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“Apoptosis Regulation via Members of the HIT Family Proteins” Speaker: Roza Pawlowska, PhD, July 28th, 2013 .

 


Polish American Health Association (PAHA)
Invites You to the
Lecture and Social Hour

Sunday, July 28th, 2013 at 3:30 PM

Speaker:
Roza Pawlowska, PhD
The first recipient of the Krystyna Lesiak PAHA Grant Program.
Department of Bioorganic Chemistry,
Centre of the Molecular and Macromolecular Studies
of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Lodz, Poland

Lecture Title:
“Apoptosis Regulation via Members of the HIT Family Proteins”

The event will take place at
Georgetown University School of Medicine
Medical and Dental Building, Conference Room NE 301, 3rd floor
3900 Reservoir Road NW, Washington DC 20057
map: http://maps.georgetown.edu/medicalanddentalbuilding/
From Reservoir Rd – Parking Entrance 3
then straight to the gate to the Lot E (if open) and drive to the parking lot at the building front on the top of the hill.
In the lobby, behind wooden/brass door on the right, take the elevator to 3rd floor.

Sincerely, Anna Korzan MD, FACP
PAHA Acting President/Vice President

Roza Pawlowska, PhD is the first recipient of the Krystyna Lesiak Foundation travel award established last year in association with PAHA. Dr. Pawlowska works at the Department of Bioorganic Chemistry at the Centre of the Molecular and Macromolecular Studies at the Polish Academy of Sciences (CMMS PAS), Lodz, Poland. She is currently visiting the United States and she already presented her scientific work at the Gordon Research Conference on Nucleosides, Nucleotides and Oligonucleotides in Newport, RI, at the National Cancer Institute in Fredrick, MD, and at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. Dr. Roza Pawlowska is a recipient of several grants and awards founded by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education as well as by the National Science Centre and the European Union.

The main scientific focus of Dr. Pawlowska involves searching for potential drug candidates among molecules active in key biological processes, such as DNA repair, induction of apoptosis, cell cycle regulations, and cell resistance to the environmental damage. Her research elegantly encompasses several overlapping areas of biochemistry, genetics and molecular biology with a key denominator of biochemical and biological characterization of proteins and small active molecules, e.g., analogs of di-nucleotides.

Dr Pawlowska received her M.Sc. at the Department of Molecular Genetics, Institute of Biochemistry, University of Lodz, in 2005. She joined Professor Janusz Blasiak’s team working on the role of DNA base excision repair involved in the cancer cell drug resistance. In particular, her Master Thesis reported on the investigation of the influence of Imatinib, the first line drug for chronic myelogenous leukemia, on the DNA repair efficiency in the leukemia cells. Dr. Pawlowska continued her research at the CMMS PAS as a Fellow of the Scholarship Program entitled „BioMat: Modern Materials and Biomaterials” which was financially supported by the European Union (2006 – 2008). A part of this program included a visit at the the Institute of Neurology and Psychiatry of the Medical University of Florence, Italy (2006).

Dr. Pawlowska Received her Ph.D. from the Department of Bioorganic Chemistry CMMS PAS, in 2011, after presenting a doctoral dissertation (Professor Barbara Nawrot as thesis advisor). Dr Pawlowska’s doctoral work focused on the protein and gene biology and their biochemistry in the context of the mechanism of action of the anticancer agents. She also studied the influence of the tumor suppressor proteins on this process.

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