MSc/PhD Program
Marcin Barczszewski
First Name:
Marcin Miroslaw

Last Name:
Barszczewski

Country:
Poland

 

 



Marcin Barszczewski

EDUCATION

College / University:
Warsaw University, Biology Department, Biotechnology Division (1996-2000)

Highest Degree:
B.Sc. equivalent

Major Subjects:
Behavioral and molecular neurobiology, biochemistry and cell biology, bioinformatics

Lab Experience:
Mechanisms of fear conditioning, startle reflexes, behavior-dependant AP-1's expression, plasticity related changes, patch-clamp investigation on mechanosensitive ion channels

Projects / Research:
1997-2000: Polish Academy of Sciences, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology; research project "Spatial changes of the c-Fos protein distribution in rat amygdala after acoustic startle response behavioral test"; patch-clamp studies: "Influence of the cross-linking agents on properties of mechanosensitive ion channels Escherichia coli protoplasts"

Scholarships:
Biology Faculty Dean's scholarship for the best university students for the best results achieved (1997, 1998, 1999, 2000)
2000: Sokrates-Erasmus European six-months scholarship
2000/2001: DeveloGen Stipend

SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS AND GOALS:

Plasticity related changes; molecular underspinnings of behavioral phenomena such as acoustic startle and fear potentiated startle; application of both molecular and electrophysiological techniques (with special feature of the patch-clamp) and molecular phylogenetics. Further scientific development in the area of neurobiology with special emphasis on electrophysiology.