Research Assistant Professor
Tulane University, New Orleans, USA
Dr. Malwina Czarny-Ratajczak is a human molecular geneticist. She received her Ph.D. degree at the Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poznan, Poland. During her Ph.D. she analyzed genes involved in cartilage development in patients with bone dysplasias at the Department of Biochemistry, Collagen Research Unit, University of Oulu, Finland. She carried out postdoctoral studies with Dr. Leena Ala-Kokko and Darwin Prockop at the Center for Gene Therapy, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana. Her research was focused on identification of new candidate genes for multiple epiphyseal dysplasia and osteoarthritis via wide-genome scan and linkage analysis. She is currently the faculty at the Department of Medicine, Tulane University, School of Medicine, New Orleans and at the Department of Medical Genetics, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poznan, Poland. Her research is focused on genetic factors causing different forms of spondyloepimetaphyseal and spondylometaphyseal dysplasias, multiple epiphyseal dysplasia as well as osteoarthtitis.
Human molecular genetics
Genetics of cartilage and bone disorders