Maja Wierzbińska

Who I am:

I’m a passionate student studying chemistry and forensic toxicology because I’ve always been fascinated by the mysteries of chemistry and how it’s used in forensic science. Beyond classes, I serve as the Head of the Department of Events in the International Student Network, bringing students together from all over the world. I used to be a professional dancer, but now I choose to share my love for movement and rhythm by teaching it.
I am an open person that is eager to learn and experience new things, but also to make new friends. When I’m not studying or dancing, you’ll find me hooked on criminal series, singing karaoke, playing some board games with friends, or trying to crack escape rooms. I’ve had the opportunity to travel to Portugal for my Erasmus internship. It was an amazing experience and sparked my love for exploring new places and meeting people from different backgrounds.

My BioLAB work in the lab focuses on:

My BioLAB work focuses on investigating the role of citrullination in aging processes. I will be able to use state-of-the-art mass spectrometry-based proteomics technologies to profile protein citrullination in young and aged mouse tissues. This research aims to provide a comprehensive map of citrullination changes during aging, offering insights into the molecular mechanisms of inflammaging and potential therapeutic targets for age-related diseases.

I decided to apply for a BioLAB program because:

I decided to apply for the BioLAB Program because of my passion for biology and chemistry and a strong desire to deepen my knowledge and skill set. I believe that participating in this program will provide me with important hands-on experience, exposure to advanced research, and a priceless opportunity to work alongside experts in the field.

After completing my BioLAB Program I would like to:

After finishing the BioLAB Program, I’m excited to apply what I’ve learned to my PhD research and eventually move into clinical research. It’s a way for me to use my skills to make a difference in healthcare and science.

  • University of Virginia
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