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Anna Małgorzata Czarnecka


Anna Małgorzata Czarnecka

Department of Soft Tissue/Bone, Sarcoma and Melanoma,
Maria Sklodowska-Curie National Research Institute of Oncology,

Department of Experimental Pharmacology,
Mossakowski Medical Research Institute,
Polish Academy of Sciences,


Dr. Anna Małgorzata Czarnecka is a medical doctor and molecular biologist. Her research interest includes cancer stem cells, drug resistance, and sarcoma molecular biology. She currently holds the position of associate professor in medical oncology.

Dr. Czarnecka is a graduate of the First Faculty of Medicine at the Medical University of Warsaw (MD) and the College of Inter-Faculty Individual Studies in Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the University of Warsaw (MSc). In addition, she also holds the degree of Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) in healthcare management.

Dr. Czarnecka was trained in medical oncology in the Department of Oncology of the Military Institute of Medicine in Warsaw and as a molecular biologist leading the research teams of the Laboratory of Molecular Oncology. Her PhD research conducted in the Institute of Genetics and Biotechnology of the University of Warsaw focused on mitochondrial disfunction in breast, endometrial and vulvar cancers. She was awarded a DSc degree by Medical University of Gdańsk based on a series of publications entitled: ‘Clinical and molecular markers of the efficacy of treatment of renal cell carcinoma with tyrosine kinase inhibitors’. Dr Czarnecka obtained postgraduate training in biostatistics at Collegium Medicum of the Jagiellonian University in Kraków and is also alumni of the professional development programme in the field of science management and commercialisation at Stanford University (USA).

Dr. Czarnecka completed research fellowships at the Department of Urology Emory School of Medicine (Atlanta, USA), Dipartimento di Medicina Sperimentale Universite degli Studi di Palermo (Palermo, Italy) Universitätsklinik für Kinder- und Jugendheilkunde, Paracelsus Medizinische Privatuniversität (Salzburg, Austria) and Gene Function Center of the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (Ibaraki, Japan).

Dr. Czarnecka was honored with multiple awards, including scholarships from the Goldman Sachs Foundation, Kościuszko Foundation, and Fulbright Foundation, as well as the Foundation for Polish Science. She received a national L'Oreal Scholarship for Women and Science award.

Last update: March 2022

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