Curriculum Vitae: CV-FULL-jan2020.pdf
I joined the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology in October 2016 to work as postdoctoral Research Associate in Dr. Robert N. Trigiano’s laboratory. I came to UTIA from the Research Institute of Horticulture (Skierniewice, Poland) where I spent six years (2010-2016) studying molecular background of (a)biotic stress responses in economically important plants.
I held one post-doctoral position before that (joint Max-Planck Institute for Molecular Plant Physiology [Golm, Germany] and Michigan State University in 2006-2009). My primary teaching responsibilities in the past were Cell Biology and Biochemistry and lab mentoring of the students.
I received my Ph.D. at the Technical University Aachen (RWTH Aachen, Germany) under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Margrit Frentzen in the Institute for Botany / Unit of Special Botany.
My research program at EPP has largely focused on functional, population, and evolutionary studies of plants and their pathogens.
Mentoring is a critical link between my research, teaching, and outreach activities. I have mentored several colleagues both in the formal setting and in the lab (under/graduate students and postdocs). Drawing from my personal history, I am committed to empowering the underrepresented groups in STEM.