Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Pharmacology and Physiology
University of Missouri, USA
Dr. Grzegorz Sowa is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Pharmacology and Physiology at the University of Missouri (Columbia, MO). He received his Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from the Institute of Pharmacology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Krakow, Poland. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Neuroimmunology and Host Defense Laboratory, University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN) and in the Department of Pharmacology Yale University (New Haven, CT), where he later worked as Associate Research Scientist before joining University of Missouri in 2005. He is a recipient of the Scientist Development Grant and Grant-in Aid from the American Heart Association as well as an RO1 grant from the NIH. He has published in various peer reviewed journals, including British Journal of Pharmacology, Biochemical Pharmacology, PNAS, JBC, Circulation Research, ATVB, Biochemistry, AJP-Cell Physiology, and Molecular Cell Proteomics. He has also reviewed for numerous peer-reviewed journals and is a member of the Editorial Board for Frontiers in Vascular Physiology.
The main focus of Dr. Grzegorz Sowa’s research is to understand the role of a membrane protein Caveolin-2 in regulating cell function. In particular, he is interested in molecular and cellular mechanisms via which Caveolin-2 regulates endothelial cell signaling and function which is relevant for angiogenesis. He is also interested in a potential role for Caveolin-2 in non-endothelial cells such lung cancer cells and in fibroblasts.