Outstanding Research Award

Alexandra (Ola) Pietraszkiewicz

The Department of Neuroscience is proud to announce the Outstanding Research Award that recognizes a third year medical student for making significant contributions to the field of clinical research and/or laboratory research beyond their Phase 1 year summer experience goes to Alexandra Pietraszkiewicz. She obtained her research training in the Mohan laboratory and helped make pivotal findings on the roles of type III intermediate filament proteins in corneal fibrosis. Alexandra​ is currently completing an additional year of research at the National Eye Institute investigating human transciptome changes and global molecular processes that contribute to retinal diseases. This research experience is sponsored by the Medical Student Research Program at the National Institutes of Health.