Magdalena Magaj

Visiting Graduate Student BIMS School of Medicine.

I study Biotechnology at Poznan University of Life Sciences, pursuing my Master’s degree. I am interested in Epigenetics, animal and plant cell engineering and methods of genome editing. As a Visiting Graduate Student in Dr. Stefanie Redemann’s Laboratory of Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics at UVA I am responsible for experiments of investigating mechanisms leading to aneuploidy in mammalian cells and comparisons of healthy and disease neurons in connection with affected microtubules in the axons and organelle transport.

My master thesis title is “Optimization of methods for silencing the expression  of Schmidtea mediterranea genes using RNA interference”, for which experiments I performed at the Department of Molecular and Systems Biology at the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of National Academy of Sciences in Poznan in Poland.

As the Bachelor of Science (Engineer), my Engineer Thesis title was “Evaluation of the possibility of using new bioactive compounds in anther culture of wheat”, for which experiments I performed at the Department of Plants Genetics and Breeding at Poznan University of Life Sciences in Poland.

In my free time I enjoy drawing, reading books, listening to rock and metal music and cycling. I am especially interested in Japanese culture.