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Dr Pamela Swiatlowska

Dr Pamela Swiatlowska

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

328B, Engineering, Mile End


Supervisor: Dr Thomas Iskratsch
Expertise: Current research project is focused on studying regulation of mechanosensing in healthy and atherosclerotic vascular smooth muscle cells. This work involves number of techniques, such as mechanical stimulation (pressure, stiffness, stretch), biomechanical characterization (AFM, Nanoindentation), cellular force measurements (nanopillars, FRET tension sensors) as well as (live) super-resolution microscopy. Further expertise: fibroblast and cardiomyocyte mechanobiology from animal and human models.

Brief Biography

Work experience
Postdoc fellow, New York University (USA) 2019-2020: project 'Investigating membrane mechanics in murine cardiomyocytes in a model of Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy.'

Ph.D., Imperial College London (UK) 2015 - 2019 : project 'Nanomechanics of cell membrane and cellular contacts in normal and failing hearts.'
M.Sc., University of Virginia, (USA); Intermediate Faculty of Biotechnology MUG - UG (Poland); University of Glasgow (UK) 2013 - 2015: project 'Role of Oct4 in cells expressing LysM marker gene during atherosclerosis.'
B.Sc., Intermediate Faculty of Biotechnology Medical University of Gdansk - University of Gdansk (Poland) 2010 - 2013

Erasmus Scholarship, Science Dean's Scholarship 2011-2014 University of Gdansk, Fulbright BioLAB Scholarship, Imperial College London PhD Scholarship, President's Award for Excellence in Research for Outstanding Research Team Imperial College London and numerous travel grants