Speaker: dr Marta Brandt, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, US
Talk: Translational genetics reveals insight into protective tissue immunity
Time: 16.12.2022, 9:00 am
Venue: Intercollegiate Faculty of Biotechnology, Abrahama 58, hall 042B
Dr. Marta Brandt obtained both her BCs and MCs at the Intercollegiate Faculty of Biotechnology at the University of Gdansk and Medical University of Gdansk. She conducted her master thesis research in Molecular Bacteriology Group led by Prof. dr hab Michal Obuchowski. After graduating in 2011, she obtained La Caixa fellowship to pursue her graduate studies at the Spanish National Cancer Research Center (CNIO) in Madrid. During her PhD in the laboratory of Dr. Nabil Djouder she was investigating contribution of nutrient signaling and mTOR kinase to the development of colorectal cancer in mouse models. Her research demonstrated that inhibition of mTOR has dual outcomes depending on the etiology of the tumor. After defending her PhD in 2017, she joined the laboratory of Dr. Ramnik Xavier at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard in 2018, first as a Postdoc and now as a Research Scientist. Her work is focused on translating human genetics to functional biology related to antifungal immune response and inflammatory bowel disease.