Faculty Profile: Skowronska-Krawczyk, Dorota

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Skowronska-Krawczyk, Dorota
Lab Contact:
Dorota Skowronska-Krawczyk
dorotask@hs.uci.edu
8585396230
A AGING EYE
Department: Physiology and Biophysics
Gillespie

Research Description

Dorota Skowronska-Krawczyk, Ph.D. has a joint appointment as an assistant professor in the Departments of Physiology & Biophysics and Ophthalmology at UCI School of Medicine. The DSK laboratory is a part of the Center for Translational Vision Research. The focus of the lab is to understand the molecular mechanism of aging by studying the processes regulating age-related eye diseases, with an emphasis on coordinated changes in cellular, metabolic and transcriptional programs in conditions such as macular degeneration and glaucoma. Research in the lab is focused on two major topics 1. Senescence - molecular mechanism, and therapies; 2. Polyunsaturated fatty acids - role in aging.

Requirements to Participate

Molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry courses. Genetics and genomics knowledge is a plus. minimum 4 hours/week, 1-year commitments. 2 years if possible.

Faculty Means of Evaluation

Attendance and lab Work: 70Pts
Communication and lab citizenship: 30Pts
Total: 100 points
Students that contribute publishable data are included as authors in the published work.