Anna Woloszynska, PhD

Assistant Professor of Oncology
Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Assistant Professor
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo
Areas of Expertise: 
Gene regulation
Genetics and epigenetics
Epigenetic therapies
Functional genomics
Translational research
Health disparities
Bladder cancer
Prostate cancer

Biography

I am a faculty member in the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and a member of the graduate faculty at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo. I have developed a functional genomics research program that investigates the genetics and epigenetics of bladder and prostate cancers to identify new tumor vulnerabilities and rational therapeutic strategies. My group's basic and translational research focuses on novel diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers via unbiased approaches such as whole-genome sequencing (WGS), whole-exome sequencing (WES), RNA sequencing (RNAseq), and DNA methylation profiling of well-curated and annotated clinical specimens of bladder and prostate cancer.

Background

Education and Training: 
PhD - 2009 - State University of New York at Buffalo, Roswell Park Cancer Institute Division
Fellowship: 
2010 - National Academies Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program, Institute of Medicine (IOM), The National Academies of Science, Washington, DC
Professional Memberships: 
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)
Society of Basic Urologic Research (SBUR)
American Society of Preventive Oncology (ASPO)
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
European Association for Cancer Research (EACR)
Epigenetics Society
Women in Cancer Research
Honors and Awards: 
Award for Overall Excellence in Dissertation Research, SUNY Buffalo/ Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center Graduate Division
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Associate Member Council
AACR Scholar-in-Training Award supported by Susan G. Komen for the Cure to support attendance at the Fifth AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved
AACR Science Policy & Government Affairs Committee
AACR Workshop on Translational Cancer Research for Basic Scientist, American Association for Cancer Research, Boston, MA
Professional Experience: 
2010–2012 - Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in the Epidemiologic and Basic Science of Cancer Prevention (R25)
2009-2010 - Translational Research Fellowship, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Buffalo, NY