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    Academic Employment History

    APRIL 2017 – APRIL 2018
    TITLE: Research Assistant Scientist
    AFFILIATION: University of Florida
    Materials Science and Engineering
    Allen’s Lab
    http://allen.mse.ufl.edu/
    RESPONSIBILITIES:                                   
    Participation in two NASA projects on endothelial cells in microgravity. The NASA/CASIS and STaAR project focuses on launching various vascular cell types on microcarrier beads to the ISS laboratory: primary endothelial cells (HUVEC), smooth muscle cells (HASMC) and endothelial cells differentiated from the blood circulating stem cells (CSC) obtained from donors. The second GeneLab project focuses on the Rotator Wall Vessel (RWV) rotation of various cell types co-cultured on microcarrier beads or membranes. The effects of altered gravity environment is assessed in various assays including the transcriptomics. 


    NOVEMBER 2014 – APRIL 2017
    TITLE: Research Assistant Scientist
    AFFILIATION: University of Florida
    UF Space Plants Lab
    Ferl’s Lab
    http://ufspaceplants.org/
    RESPONSIBILITIES:                                   
    Participation in multiple PLANTS SPACE BIOLOGY RESEARCH projects. Primary focus on changes in gene expression in microgravity (experiments onboard ISS) or in other altered gravity environments (parabolic flight, starfighter flight, clinorotation). Studies on tissue culture cells on solid media (hardware: PDFU in BRIC), also on a whole plant, root, hypocotyl, leaf tissue (hardware: ABRS-Advanced Biological Research System; VEGGIE- The Vegetable Production System; KFT- The Kennedy Space Center Fixation Tube).


    JANUARY 2010 – NOVEMBER 2014
    TITLE: Postdoctoral Associate
    AFFILIATION: University of Florida
    UF Space Plants Lab
    Ferl’s Lab
    http://ufspaceplants.org/
    RESPONSIBILITIES:                                   
    Participation in multiple PLANTS SPACE BIOLOGY RESEARCH projects. Primary focus on changes in gene expression in microgravity (experiments onboard ISS) or in other altered gravity environments (parabolic flight, starfighter flight, clinorotation). Studies on tissue culture cells on solid media (hardware: PDFU in BRIC), also on a whole plant, root, hypocotyl, leaf tissue (hardware: ABRS-Advanced Biological Research System; KFT- The Kennedy Space Center Fixation Tube).

    JUNE 2006 – JULY 2008
    TITLE: Postdoctoral Associate
    AFFILIATION: University of Florida
    Allred’s Lab
    RESPONSIBILITIES:    
    Studying the ves1alpha gene family expression in Babesia bovis, primarily optimizing the single-cell RT-PCR approach;


    Education
    DOCTORATE (PhD)
    NOVEMBER 2000 – DECEMBER 2004 
    Ph.D. degree in The Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology of The Polish Academy of Science, The Transcription Regulation Laboratory in The Cell Biology Department; 
    Ph.D. thesis title: “The transcriptional regulation of the cell cycle inhibitor p21WAF1/Cip1 in human T98G glioblastoma cells treated with Cyclosporin A.”

    MASTER OF SCIENCE (MS)
    OCTOBER 1995 – JUNE 2000 
    Master of Science degree in The Warsaw University at The Biology Department; MS thesis in molecular biology at The Department of Genetics. 


    Scientific Career
    List of Publications

    In peer-review
    1. Patterns of Arabidopsis gene expression in the face of a novel abiotic stress, hypobaria.
    Anna-Lisa Paul, Mingqi Zhou, Jordan B. Callaham, Matthew Reyes, Michael Stasiak, Alberto Riva, Agata K. Zupanska, Mike A. Dixon, Robert J. Ferl 
    Under revision in BMC Plant Biology

    Published
    1.    ARG1 functions in the physiological adaptation of undifferentiated plant cells to spaceflight.
    Agata K. Zupanska, Eric R. Schultz, JiQiang Yao, Natasha J.Sng, Mingqi Zhou,  Jordan B. Callaham, Robert J. Ferl, Anna-Lisa Paul
    Astrobiology. 2017 Nov 17(11): 1077-1111. (PMID: 29088549)

    2.    Patterns of Arabidopsis gene expression in the face of hypobaric stress.
    Anna-Lisa Paul,  Mingqi Zhou,  Jordan B. Callaham,  Matthew Reyes, Michael Stasiak,  Alberto Riva,  Agata K. Zupanska,  Mike A. Dixon, Robert J. Ferl
    AoB PLANTS, 2017 July 07: 9(4):1-19.

    3.    Genetic dissection of the Arabidopsis spaceflight transcriptome: Are some responses dispensable for the physiological adaptation of plants to spaceflight?
    Anna-Lisa Paul, Natasha J.Sng, Agata K. Zupanska, Aparna Krishnamurthy, Eric R. Schultz, Robert J. Ferl,
    PLoS One. 2017 Jun 29;12(6). (PMID: 28662188)

    4.    Dissecting Low Atmospheric Pressure Stress: Transcriptome Responses to the Components of Hypobaria in Arabidopsis.
    Mingqi Zhou, Jordan B. Callaham, Matthew Reyes, Michael Stasiak, Alberto Riva, Agata Zupanska, Mike A. Dixon, Anna-Lisa Paul, Robert J. Ferl
    Front Plant Sci. 2017 Apr 10;8:528. (PMID: 28443120)

    5.    Skewing in Arabidopsis roots involves disparate environmental signaling pathways.
    Eric R Schultz, Agata Zupanska, Anna-Lisa Paul, Robert J Ferl
    BMC Plant Biol. 2017 Feb 1;17(1):31. (PMID: 28143395)

    6.    Organ-specific remodeling of the Arabidopsis transcriptome in response to spaceflight.
    Paul AL, Zupanska AK, Schultz ER, Ferl RJ.
    BMC Plant Biol. 2013 Aug 7;13:112. (PMID: 23919896) 

    7.    Spaceflight engages heat shock protein and other molecular chaperone genes in tissue culture cells of Arabidopsis thaliana.
    Zupanska AK, Denison FC, Ferl RJ, Paul AL.
    Am J Bot. 2013 Jan;100(1):235-48. (PMID: 23258370) 

    8.    Testing the Bio-compatibility of Aluminum PDFU BRIC Hardware.
    Eric R Schultz, Agata K Zupanska, Susan Manning-Roach, Jose Camacho, Howard Levine, Anna-Lisa Paul, Robert J Ferl
    Gravitational and Space Biology. 2012 Oct; 26(2):48-63. Publication of the American Society for Gravitational and Space Biology.

    9.    14-3-3 phosphoprotein interaction networks - does isoform diversity present functional interaction specification?
    Paul AL, Denison FC, Schultz ER, Zupanska AK, Ferl RJ.
    Front Plant Sci. 2012 Aug;3;190:1-14. Hypothesis and Theory Article. (PMID: 22934100) 

    10.    Spaceflight transcriptomes: unique responses to a novel environment.
    Paul AL, Zupanska AK, Ostrow DT, Zhang Y, Sun Y, Li JL, Shanker S, Farmerie WG, Amalfitano CE, Ferl RJ.
    Astrobiology. 2012 Jan;12(1):40-56. (PMID: 22221117) 

    11.    14-3-3 proteins in plant physiology.
    Denison FC, Paul AL, Zupanska AK, Ferl RJ.
    Semin Cell Dev Biol. 2011 Sep;22(7):720-7.Review. (PMID: 21907297) 

    12.    Performance of KSC Fixation Tubes with RNALater for orbital experiments: a case study in ISS operations for molecular biology. 
    Ferl RJ,  Zupanska A, Spinale  A, Reed  D,  Manning-Roach S, Guerra  G, Cox D, Paul A-L
    Adv Space Res. 2011 Jul;48(1):199-206.

    13.    Universal primers suitable to assess population dynamics reveal apparent mutually exclusive transcription of the Babesia bovis ves1alpha gene.
    Zupańska AK, Drummond PB, Swetnam DM, Al-Khedery B, Allred DR.
    Mol Biochem Parasitol. 2009 Jul;166(1):47-53. (PMID: 19428672) 

    14.    Alternative pathway of transcriptional induction of p21WAF1/Cip1 by cyclosporine A in p53-deficient human glioblastoma cells.
    Zupanska A, Adach A, Dziembowska M, Kaminska B.
    Cell Signal. 2007 Jun;19(6):1268-78. (PMID: 17321721) 

    15.    Cross-talk between Smad and p38 MAPK signalling in transforming growth factor beta signal transduction in human glioblastoma cells.
    Dziembowska M, Danilkiewicz M, Wesolowska A, Zupanska A, Chouaib S, Kaminska B.
    Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2007 Mar 23;354(4):1101-6. (PMID: 17276399)

    16.    Cyclosporine a induces growth arrest or programmed cell death of human glioma cells.
    Zupanska A, Dziembowska M, Ellert-Miklaszewska A, Gaweda-Walerych K, Kaminska B.
    Neurochem Int. 2005 Nov;47(6):430-41. (PMID: 16087277) 

    17.    The diversity of p53 mutations among human brain tumors and their functional consequences.
    Zupanska A, Kaminska B.
    Neurochem Int. 2002 Jun;40(7):637-45. Review. (PMID: 11900859)


    List of Abstracts
    Published
    1. Heat Shock Proteins in Response to the Spaceflight Environment- Arabidopsis thaliana in SPACE- a seminar at the Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology (PMCB) annual workshop, Daytona Beach, May 2011

    2. Zupanska A., Drummond P., Al-Khedery B. and Allred D.R. (2007) Conserved structural motifs within the antigenically variant CKRD domain of the VESA1 protein of Babesia bovis.- poster and abstract, the MPM XVIII 2007 Wood Hole, MA, USA; Abstract #270C;

    3. Zupanska A, Dziembowska M. and Kaminska B. (2003) ERK1/2 and c-Jun role in Cyclosporin A-induced p53 independent p21waf1 expression. 16th IGB Meeting, Molecular Biology, Genetics and Pathology of AP-1 Transcription Factors, Capri, Italy Supplement; 74;

    4. Zupanska A., Dziembowska M. and Kaminska B. (2002) The diversity of molecular mechanisms of cell death induced in human glioblastoma cells by cyclosporin A. Glia Abstracts Fifth European Meeting on Glial Cell Function in Health and Disease (Euroglia 2002) Supplement 1 May 2002; S21;

    Areas of expertise: molecular biology and genetic engineering techniques

    I. RNA world, genes expression 
    1.    RNA, totalRNA, smallRNA, picoRNA extractions from various samples (plant cells, roots, hypocotyls, leaves, whole plant, mammalian cells);
    2.    RNA preparations for microarrays and RNAseq (spaceflight, parabolic flight, starfighter flight samples);
    3.    Microarrays, RNAseq, smallRNA arrays and SAGE data analysis;
    4.    RT-qPCR, TaqMan and SYBRGreen chemistry, RT-qPCR primers design, Absolute quantification and ddCT method calculations. 
    5.    BIOINFORMATICS familiarity with multiple on-line available tools for gene expression analysis: gene ontology, functional categorization, co-expression networks, co-interaction

    II. DNA world 
    6.    DNA isolation, cloning, vector design and construction, transformation, transfection,                
    7.    semiqPCR, inverse PCR, 
    8.    Southern and Northern hybridization, 
    9.    ChIP-chromatin immunoprecipitation;

    III. cell culture
    10.    plant tissue culture cells;
    11.    eukaryotic cell culture (human and mammalian cell lines, intra-erythrocytic parasites cultures, plant cell tissue cultures);
    12.    cell cultures on microcarrier beads, on transwell membranes;
    13.    bacterial cell culture;

    IV. protein biochemistry
    14.    Western blotting, ELISA immunoassay, measurement of enzyme activity; 

    V. microscopy
    15.    basics: phase contrast microscopy, fluorescent imaging

    VI. stem cell isolation
    16.    isolation of the blood derived circulating stem cells (CSC) from the peripheral blood mononuclear cell (PBMC) fraction of adult human whole blood using density gradient centrifugation.


    Most interesting flight experiments where actively participated 

    I. Spaceflight Experiments, flights to ISS onboard space shuttle (NASA) or Dragon space vehicle (SpaceX) 

    1.    BRIC-16 
    (STS-131, NASA space shuttle Discovery, April 2010) 
    BIOLOGY: Tissue culture cells and etiolated seedlings, 12d 20hrs on orbit, in-flight fixed in RNAlater. 
    OBJECTIVE: molecular responses of the dedifferentiated cells to microgravity environment.
    RESPONSIBILITIES: RNA extraction and microarray data analysis, ground-based complementary studies, writing research paper, submitting microarray experiment to the public databases: ArrayExpress and GEO. 

    2.    APEX-01/ABRS/TAGES 
    (STS-129, NASA space shuttle Atlantis, November 2009 (Run 1B); 
    STS-130, NASA space shuttle Endeavour, February 2010 (Run 3A); 
    STS-131 NASA space shuttle Discovery April 2010 (Run 2A)) 
    BIOLOGY: whole Arabidopsis thaliana plants, germinated on orbit, grown under light for 12 days on ISS in ABRS hardware, in-flight fixed in RNAlater.
    OBJECTIVE: plant growth, transcriptome investigation in microgravity and tissue specific plant response to microgravity
    RESPONSIBILITIES: RNA extraction from whole plant or plant tissue, microarrays data analysis, ground-based complementary studies, submitting microarray experiment to the public databases: ArrayExpress and GEO. 

    3.    BRIC-17 (CRS-2, SpaceX space vehicle Dragon, March 2013)   
    BIOLOGY: tissue culture cells wild type and knockout lines, 10 days on orbit, in-flight fixed with RNAlater.
    OBJECTIVE: investigating the spaceflight response in various tissue cell culture lines, the effects of disabling Arg1 gene, hypothesized to participate in gravity signal transmission and HsfA2 gene believed to be a master transcription factor for the execution phase of the response to microgravity, on dedifferentiated culture cells in microgravity.
    RESPONSIBILITIES: knockout lines selection, experimental design and ground testing, SVT, PVT, setting up actual flight experiment, RNA extraction, microarray data analysis, writing two research papers. 


    4.    CARA (CRS-3, SpaceX space vehicle Dragon, April 2014) 
    BIOLOGY: Arabidopsis thaliana plants of various genotypes, germinated on orbit, grown with or without light or for 11 days, in-flight fixed in RNAlater. 
    OBJECTIVE: investigation of how root senses the directional gravity and it grows when gravity is absent.
    RESPONSIBILITIES: SVT, PVT sample analysis, RNA extraction from plant tissue.

    5.    APEX-03 (CRS-5, SpaceX space vehicle Dragon, January 2015)  
    BIOLOGY: Arabidopsis thaliana plants of various genotypes, germinated on orbit, grown under light for 11, 8 or 5 days in VEGGIE hardware, in-flight fixed in RNAlater.
    OBJECTIVE: investigation of molecular responses to the microgravity environment in knockout plants.
    RESPONSIBILITIES: SVT, PVT sample analysis, RNA extraction from plant tissue, RNAseq data analysis. 


    6.    BS3 Upcoming (CRS-16, SpaceX space vehicle Dragon, November 2018)  
    BIOLOGY: Human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs), Human Aortic Smooth Muscle Cells (HAOSMC), Endothelial Progenitor Cells grown on Cytodex-1 microcarrier beads in the EC hardware (Kryser, Italia), cultured in microgravity for 5 days or 8 days, in orbit in-flight fixed in RNAlater.
    OBJECTIVE: investigation of molecular responses to the microgravity environment in different types of vascular cells.
    RESPONSIBILITIES: preparing the entire experimental design and set up, the ground testing and culture optimization, samples integration into the payload hardware, RNA extraction from fixed cells on the beads, RNAseq data analysis. 

    II. Parabolic Flight Campaign 

    7.    February 2014 NASA Flight Opportunities sponsored Parabolic Flight Campaign at Johnson Space Center (JSC) on the Zero-G Corporation’s (Arlington, Virginia, USA) Boeing 727 aircraft
    RESPONSIBILITIES: dual responsibilities with biology and the newly developed imaging system UF GIS Flex two units: “Bullwinkle” and “Rocky”; biology: experimental design, transportation to Johnson Space Center in Houston, in-flight harvesting activities including simplify version of Kennedy Fixation Tubes (KFTs); samples and data analysis; imaging system: familiarizing with MaxIm DL Pro5 software and Relay Timer, programming imaging scenarios and sequences, photographing various GFP expressing plant genotypes during the parabolic flight.

    8.    September 2011 NASA Flight Opportunities sponsored Parabolic Flight Campaign at Johnson Space Center (JSC) on the Zero-G Corporation’s (Arlington, Virginia, USA) Boeing 727 aircraft
    RESPONSIBILITIES: experimental design, transportation to Johnson Space Center in Houston, in-flight harvesting activities; samples and data analysis.

    9.    May 2007 a Parabolic Flight Campaign at the NASA JSC Reduced Gravity Office on the NASA C9 aircraft; 
    RESPONSIBILITIES: partial post-flight samples and data analysis.

    III. Starfighter F104

    10.    April 2014, NASA Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Starfighter F-104 aircraft: partial responsibilities with experimental design, post-flight harvesting activities; samples and data analysis;


    The simulated microgrvaity experiments 

    I. 2-D Clinorotation
    Plant Tissue Culture cells
    BIOLOGY: Arabidopsis thaliana tissue culture cells on solid media, rotated up to 21 days.
    OBJECTIVE: molecular responses of the dedifferentiated cells to the randomized gravity vector. 
    RESPONSIBILITIES: preparation, execution, RNA extraction and RT-qPCR transcripts abundance analysis. 

    II. 3-D Bioreactor (the Rotary Cell Culture System, Synthecon, NASA)
    Human cell cultures
    BIOLOGY: Endothelial Cells (ECs) (Human Umbilical Vein Endothelial Cells, HUVEC; Smooth Muscle Cells (SMCs) (Human Aortic Smooth Muscle Cells, HAOSMC); Endothelial Progenitor Cells (EPC) obtained from the Blood Circulating Stem Cells, on Cytodex-1 microcarrier beads, rotated in the STLV (Slow Turning Lateral Vessels) up to 21 days.
    OBJECTIVE: molecular responses of the various vascular cell types to the randomized gravity vector. 
    RESPONSIBILITIES: preparation, execution, RNA extraction and RT-qPCR transcripts abundance analysis, and secreted protein ELISA assays. 

    MIAME-compliant data submissions to Public Data Repository

    Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO, NCBI
    1.    Series GSE95620 32 RNAseq (1280 fastq files)  March 2017
    2.    Series GSE95582 32 RNAseq (1280 fastq files) March 2017
    3.    Series GSE95388 16 arrays (6 CEL files) February 2017
    4.    Series GSE95373 32 RNAseq (1280 fastq files) February 2017
    5.    Series GSE94983 36 RNAseq (462 fastq files) February 2017
    6.    Series GSE87905 consisting two subseries: GSE87903 34 arrays and GSE87904 72 arrays (106 CEL files) October 2016
    7.    Series GSE87869 consisting two subseries: GSE87867 33 arrays and GSE87868 9 arrays (42 CEL files) October 2016
    8.    Series GSE81442 18 arrays (18 CEL files) April 2016
    9.    Series GSE56658 24 arrays (24 CEL files) April 2014
    10.    Series GSE56659 36 arrays (36 CEL files) April 2014 
    ArrayExpress (EMBL-EBI)
    11.    E-MTAB-1009 24 arrays (24 CEL files) August 2012
    12.    E-MTAB-1264 36 arrays (36 CEL files) September 2013


    Membership
    American Society for Gravitational and Space Research (ASGSR) 2013, 2015


    Most Relevant Workshops

    1. September 2015 RNA-Seq from Library Prep to BaseSpace Analysis, Illumina, University of Florida, ICBR
    2. April 2015 Gene Expression Profiling and 16s Sequencing, Illumina, University of Florida, ICBR
    3. May 2010, 2011 (speaker), 2012, 2013 PMCB Annual Workshops, Daytona Beach, Florida
    4. October 2012 Plant Phosphorylation Workshop Keystone, Colorado


    Symposiums and Conferences

    1. November 2015 Florida Genetics Symposium, Gainesville, Florida
    2. November 2015 American Society for Gravitational and Space Research (ASGSR) Annual Meeting, Alexandria, Virginia
    3. October 2014 Florida Genetics Symposium, Gainesville, Florida
    4. November 2013 American Society for Gravitational and Space Research (ASGSR) Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida
    5. October 2013 Florida Genetics Symposium, Gainesville, Florida


    Grants and Fellowships

    1. 29th of October 2008- the distinction of excellence from Polish Academy of Science for the series of research on molecular mechanisms of invasiveness and vitality regulation in tumor cells (research series conducted during PhD studies);
    2. January 2004- December 2005 two years grant supported by State Committee for Scientific Research Grant; 
    3. May 2002-April 2003, one year grant supported by State Committee for Scientific Research;
    4. Fellowship for participation in “V European Meeting on Glial cell Function in Health and Disease”, 2002, Roma, Italy;


    Reviewer for Scientific Journals

    American Journal of Botany, Asia Pacific Journal of Molecular Biology & Biotechnology, Astrobiology, BMC Plant Biology, Ecotoxicology, Genomics Data, Gravitational and Space Biology, Life Sciences in Space Research, Plant Physiology, Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, Planta, Planta Cell Reports


    Reviewer for Research Grants Councils

    1. November 2011 The National Science Foundation, Unit: IOS - ORGANISM-ENVIRO INTERACTIONS
    (co-reviewer)


    Other Reviewer Assignments

    1. March 2013 LPI 360 Online assessment of the leadership behaviors for Prof. Anna-Lisa Paul 
    2. December 2012 Letter of recommendation for Prof. Kevin Folta candidacy to UF Postdoctoral Mentoring Award


    Science Outreach Programs

    November 2014 She’s A Scientist: A Girl Scout Exploration Flordia Museum Of Natural History, Gainesville, Florida 


    Leadership Training Courses

    UF Training & Organizational Development 
    1. Inspiring Trust (UF_SCS055_ILT), April 2016
    2. Communication for Managers (UF_SCS014_ILT) April 2016
    3. Surviving Problem Employees (UF_SCS300_ILT) April 2016


    Other scientific related occupations

    July 2005- April 2006 The Managing Editor position in Central European Journal of Biology (CEJB); Responsibilities: establishing and coordination of a newly launched scientific journal; Editorial Advisory Board and Editorial Board organization; authors invitations; journal promotion;


    Languages

    Polish- native
    English – fluent
    French - basic


    Personal interests

    Dogs, yoga, tennis, skiing, swimming, reading, gothic architecture, sightseeing and traveling, jig-saw puzzles;
     


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    We are very serious about our job seekers privacy so only legitimate recruiters and employers are eligible for a recruiter account. All subscriptions requests will be manually approved and recruiter accounts constantly monitored. Users who enter inaccurate or incomplete information will not gain access to post jobs or search resumes. Sharing of login details with a third party will result in the suspension of the recruiter's account with no subscription refund.
    Recruitment agencies are only eligible for a Gold package and recruitment agencies recruiting for companies already using Space Careers will not be accepted.

    To ensure you are approved, please include the following on your application:
    * The website address of your Company. Under construction websites will be rejected.
    * Email - Must end in @yourcompany.com. Applications using free email accounts such as Hotmail, Yahoo or Gmail will be rejected.

    Individual exceptions can be made on a case by case basis by emailing sales@space-careers.com. Accounts found not to be in compliance will be deleted.

     
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