Natalia Guźniczak

Who I am:

Hello! My name is Natalia and I am a Medical Biotechnology student at Poznan University of Medical Sciences. My Masters thesis focuses on the usage of silk nanospheres as oligonucleotide nanocarriers in order to inhibit tumor angiogenesis. During my studies I have worked in several projects involving silk drug delivery systems at the Department of Cancer Immunology. I have tested their ability to create a potential anticancer therapy. I did participate in the Erasmus+ internship at Aarhus University in Denmark, where I delved into neurobiology. Also, I am the president of Medical Biotechnology Science Club which allowed me to run my own project, gain irrepleceable experience and share my passion for science with other students.

Besides the science stuff, I truly love to bake fancy cakes for my loved ones and play video games. In the last couple of years I have quite grown as a cinema enjoyer. I get great joy from learning foreign languages such as japanese and danish. I am also currently trying my best to improve in digital drawing.

My BioLAB work in the lab focuses on:

My BioLAB project in Dr. Umesh Deshmukh’s group focuses on Sjögren’s disease. It is a chronic autoimmune disorder, affecting the exocrine

salivary and lacrimal glands. We will try to assess if the expansion of Age-Associated B cells (ABC) leads to development of lymphomas in salivary glands of older mice.

I decided to apply for a BioLAB program because:

I decided to apply because I have always wanted to travel around the world and see how research is conducted in different countries. It is truly exciting to work in an international team and perform high-quality research. It is also an outstanding opportunity for me to expand my knowledge and learn new techniques.

After completing my BioLAB Program I would like to:

After my BioLAB Program I would like to continue my scientific career. I would love to do a PhD abroad. I am sure that participation in the program will help me to achieve this.

  • Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
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