Short CV/Education and training

Education and scientific degrees:

  • 1973
    MSc, honors degree in Biology, animal physiology, Warsaw University

  • 1976
    PhD, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, neurophysiology, Warsaw

  • 1978 – 1979
    post doctoral training at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

  • 1981
    post doctoral training, Oxford University, University laboratory of Physiology

  • 1989
    degree of dr. habilitatus, neuroscience, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, Warsaw

  • 1994
    Professor of Natural Sciences


  • 1976 – 1978
    Nencki Institute, Department of Neurophysiology, research associate

  • 1979 – 1988
    Nencki Institute, Department of Neurophysiology, assistant professor

  • 1989 – 1994
    Nencki Institute, Department of Neurophysiology, associate professor and Head of Laboratory of Cortical Plasticity

  • Since 1994
    Nencki Institute, Department of Neurophysiology, Professor of Neurophysiology

Selected publications

  • Urban-Ciecko J, Kossut M, Mozrzymas J. 2010 Sensory learning differentially affects GABAergic tonic currents in excitatory neurons and fast spiking interneurons in layer IV of mouse barrel cortex, J. Neurophysiol. 104(2):746-54.

  • Bekisz M, Garkun Y, Wabno J, Hess G, Wrobel A, Kossut M.2010. Increased

    excitability of cortical neurons induced by associative learning: an ex vivo

    study. Eur J. Neurosci., 32:1715-25.

  • Debowska W, Liguz-Lecznar M, Kossut M. 2011. Bilateral plasticity of vibrissae SII representation induced by classical conditioning in mice. J. Neurosci. 31:5447-5453.

  • Liguz-Lecznar,M. ,Siucinska,E., Zakrzewska, R., Kossut, M. 2011. Impairment of experience-dependent cortical plasticity in aged mice. Neurobiology of Aging 2011. 32(10):1896-905.

  • Grabowska A, Marchewka A, Seniów J, Polanowska K, Jednoróg K, Królicki L,

    Kossut M, Cz?onkowska A. 2011. Emotionally negative stimuli can overcome attentional

    deficits in patients with visuo-spatial hemineglect. Neuropsychologia. 49(12):3327-37.

  • Kaliszewska A, Bijata M, Kaczmarek L, Kossut M. 2011. Experience-dependent plasticity of the barrel cortex in mice observed with 2-DG brain mapping and c-Fos; effects of MMP-9 KO. Cerebral Cortex in Oct.2011

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • International Brain Research Organization, representative for Poland, 1992 – 1995

  • European Brain and Behaviour Society, member of council 1991 – 1994

  • European Science Foundation Network for Neuronal Mechanisms of Learning and Memory, committee member European Neuroscience Association

  • Polish Neuroscience Society, president 1992 – 1995, 2001 – 2003

  • Society for Neurosciences

  • Society for Promotion and Dissemination of Science

    European DANA Alliance for the Brain – member of the steering committee


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