Katarzyna Wróbel

Who I am:

I am a medical student at the Medical University of Warsaw passionate about biomedical research and laboratory work. My greatest scientific interests include cancer biology, onco-immunology, and immunotherapy. For the past years, I have been involved in various projects in the field of cancer research at different research institutions in Warsaw. Currently, I am studying the role of a specific kinase in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma in the Laboratory of Molecular Oncosignalling at the International Institute of Molecular Mechanisms and Machines.

I am a curious mind always full of excitement and energy while taking on new challenges. Thus, I constantly keep searching for opportunities to expand my knowledge and widen my horizons.

Apart from science, I love traveling, indoor rock climbing, and sailing with my friends. Also, I always try to find time for a good book, film, and theatre.

My BioLAB work in the lab focuses on:

During the BioLAB Program, I am going to work in the laboratory studying the interplay between radiation therapy and immunotherapy in cancer. My work is going to be focused on identifying specific proteins in cancer cells that could be targeted to improve outcomes of radiotherapy.

I decided to apply for a BioLAB program because:

I decided to apply for the BioLAB Program because it is a unique opportunity to broaden my horizons and develop as a young scientist in a new research environment. I hope to master my laboratory skills, learn new methodologies, and challenge myself by addressing new scientific problems. Moreover, I have always been curious about the reality of the American way of doing research and it has been my dream to experience it.

After completing my BioLAB Program I would like to:

After completing my BioLAB internship I would like to finish my medical degree together with continuing my research career. I am thinking of starting a Ph.D. degree. My greatest dream and aim is to pursue a career as a physician-scientist and I believe that participation in the BioLAB Program will be one of the most important steps towards that goal.

  • University of Chicago
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