„The role of epigenetics in development of T lymphocytes”


Polish American Health Association (PAHA)
invites all to the
Lecture and Social Hour

Saturday, Jun 22nd, 2013 at 3:30 PM

Katarzyna Placek, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow at the System Biology Center, 
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute 
of National Institutes of Health, Bethesda

Lecture Title:
„The role of epigenetics in development of T lymphocytes”
Dr. Placek will explain what epigenetics is, 
why it is important for human health and development, and how we study it. 
The event will take place at
Georgetown University School of Medicine
Medical and Dental Building, Conference Room NE 301, 3rd floor
3900 Reservoir Road NW, Washington DC 20057
map: http://maps.georgetown.edu/medicalanddentalbuilding/

  From Reservoir Rd – Parking Entrance 3
then straight to the open gate to the Lot E and drive to the parking lot at the building front on the top of the hill.
In the lobby, behind wooden/brass door on the right, take the elevator to 3rd floor.

Sincerely, Anna Korzan MD, FACP
PAHA Acting President/Vice President


Katarzyna Placek, PhD
 is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the System Biology Center, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of National Institutes of Health, Bethesda.  The main focus of her research are epigenetic mechanisms that underlay development of CD4+ T lymphocytes and immune system homeostasis.

Dr Placek obtained PhD degree in Immunology from University of Paris 7 Denis Diderot, France in 2010 (summa cum laude).
During her PhD training she was conducting studies on regulation of human CD4+ T helper cell differentiation in Immunoregulation Unit of Pasteur Institute in
Paris, France.  Her PhD studies resulted in publications in internationally recognized research journals.

Dr Placek earned the European Master of Genetics degree at Paris 7 Denis Diderot University in France in 2007.  During that period she was awarded the European Community Erasmus-Socrates Scholarship and the Scientific Scholarship of Conseil Regional Ile-de-France.

Dr. Placek obtained Bachelor degree at the University of Warsaw under the direction of Dr. Andrzej Jerzmanowski. During her studies in Warsaw she was a recipient of Scientific Scholarship of Warsaw University and Scientific Scholarship of the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education.