Ewelina Bolcun-Filas, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine



MSc, Biology, Jagiellonian University
PhD, Developmental Biology, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Postdoctoral Training, MRC Human Genetics Unit; Cornell University



Campus: The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, ME

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Office Phone: 207-288-6985

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Research Synopsis

Germ cells are the only cell type that must endure extensive DNA damage in the form of programmed meiotic double-strand breaks (DSBs) during their normal development. Paradoxically, the absence of DSBs during meiosis as well as persisting unrepaired breaks are detrimental and typically result in meiotic arrest and infertility. Our research aims to understand the molecular mechanisms controlling the development of healthy gametes and how misregulation of these mechanisms can lead to reproductive disorders.We are also interested in how chemotherapy affects these checkpoints and leads to premature ovarian failure and infertility.

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The priority application deadlines are as follows:

December 1: Basic Science Division PhD Programs

February 15: Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences

March 31: Post-Baccalaureate Research Program

May 1: Clinical & Translational Science, MS in Pharmacology & Drug Development

June 15: Online Certificate in Fundamentals of Clinical Care Research