Research interests

Cancer biology

Keywords

  • Cancer cells invasion
  • Cancer molecular markers
  • Cancer molecular signaling

Research affiliations

  • Brain Tumor Research Alliance of Manitoba (BTRAM), 2014-2021
  • Department of Human Anatomy and Cell Science cancer group, 2015- 2021

Research summary

Invasion and metastasis in brain cancer (Collaboration with Dr. Thomas Klonisch)

Glioblastoma (GB) is the most common primary malignant brain cancer in adults and has one of the worst 5-year survival rates of all human cancers. The ability of GB cells to invade the normal brain contributes substantially to fatal outcome. This invasive pattern of GB progression has been attributed, in part, to the up-regulation of growth factors, proteases, and STAT3 signaling pathway activity. Our research focuses on the G-protein coupled receptor (GPCR) Relaxin Family Peptide Receptor 1 (RXFP1), its downstream signaling and biological functions in human GB.

Biography

Dr. Aleksandra Glogowska is Instructor II at the Department of Human Anatomy and Cell Science, Max Rady College of Medicine, University of Manitoba.

Dr. Glogowska devoted her academic career to teach human anatomy to undergraduate and graduate programs in both the Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry and the Max Rady College of Medicine. During her teaching career she was nominated and awarded teaching awards by her students for excellence in teaching. Dr. Glogowska is also dedicated researcher with more than 15 years of experience using molecular biology technique. She published her research work in professional international journals.

Education

  • PhD, Human Anatomy and Cell Science, University of Manitoba (2010)
  • Masters, Biotechnology, Environmental University of Poznan, Poland (2001)
  • Education diploma: Environmental University of Poznan, Poland (2001)

Teaching recognition

  • Nomination for teaching award by Manitoba Medical Students’ Association in category inspiration in teaching, small group teaching (2021)
  • Outstanding Teaching to Dentistry I (2020)
  • Nomination for teaching award by Manitoba Medical Students’ Association in category inspiration in teaching (2017)
  • A Max Rady College of Medicine instructor who demonstrate excellence in teaching, small group setting. Best teaching in small group, nominated by Manitoba Medical Students’ Association (2016)
  • A Max Rady College of Medicine instructor who demonstrate excellence in teaching in the small group setting. Best teaching in small group, nominated by Manitoba Medical Students’ Association (2016)

Research awards

  • Manitoba Graduate Student Research Poster Competition award
  • CIHR National Student Research Poster Competition award (Silver medal) (2008)
  • CAANCB/ACANBC, Travel Award (2007)
  • C.P. Leblond research presentation award (2007)
  • Canadian Association for Anatomy, Neurobiology, and Cell Biology award (2007)

ORCID profile

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Human Anatomy and Cell Science
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University of Manitoba
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