Katarzyna Derszniak

Visiting Scientist

Kasia graduated with her Master's in Physicochemical Basis of Nanotechnology at the Faculty of Chemistry, Jagiellonian University in Krakow. The topic of her work was related to the surface modifications of superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPION) to improve their properties as a contrast agent in the MRI technique for the detection of the early stages of atherosclerosis.
To better understand the biomedical side of the scientific story, she has started the interdisciplinary Ph.D. study program "Interdisciplinarity for Innovation Medicine (InterDokMed)", realizing at Jagiellonian Centre for Experimental Therapeutics (JCET), Jagiellonian University in collaboration with the Faculty of Chemistry, Jagiellonian University. She is finalizing her Ph.D. with the topic of studying the pharmacological modulation of the platelets activation mechanisms by aptamers and researching platelets mechanoadhesion profile by Quartz Crystal Microbalance with Dissipation monitoring (QCM-D) system.
The internship at the Micro-Organo Lab is part of her grant funded by the National Scientific Center in Poland. It is focused on developing the WAT-liver chips under the supervision of Dr. Madalena Cipriano.
She enjoys mountain hiking, travelling, baking, and reading books in her free time.