Dr. Marek Budzynski is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of British Columbia in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, working with Dr. Sheila Teves. His current research focuses on understanding the mechanisms of gene expression and transcription factor regulation in embryonic stem cells.
Marek obtained his doctoral degree in Biology at Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland, under the supervision of Professor Lea Sistonen. For his doctoral thesis, Marek investigated the transcriptional mechanism of how cells respond to protein-damaging stresses.
His work focused specifically on how transcription factors regulate this cellular stress response. After completing his PhD, he decided to join the newly established laboratory of Dr. Teves at the University of British Columbia, supported by a postdoctoral scholarship from the Sigrid Juselius Foundation.
As a Health Research BC Research Trainee award recipient, Marek aims to combine advanced imaging and DNA sequencing techniques to solve the mechanism of how stem cells maintain their identity throughout cell division.
For an up-to-date list of Marek’s publications, see Google Scholar.