Gosia Furmanik

Post doc

Dr Gosia Furmanik received her BSc in Biotechnology in Gdansk, Poland and MSc in Biomedical and Molecular Sciences research at King’s College London, UK. Next, she obtained a PhD degree at King’s College London for research on the topic of endoplasmic reticulum stress in vascular smooth muscle cell calcification. Afterwards, she moved to Maastricht to carry on her research as a post-doc.

Gosia continues to apply her background in cell and vascular biology in the research group of Prof. Leon Schurgers and Prof. Chris Reutelinsperger. She currently studies molecular mechanisms involved in vascular smooth muscle cell phenotype switching and calcification in the context of atherosclerosis and aneurysm.

Department of Biochemistry
Universiteitssingel 50, 6229 ER Maastricht
PO Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht
Room number: H4.312
T: +31(0)43 388 15 35 

  • 2020
    • Furmanik, M., Chatrou, M., van Gorp, R., Akbulut, A., Willems, B., Schmidt, H., van Eys, G., Bochaton-Piallat, M-L., Proudfoot, D., Biessen, E., Hedin, U., Perisic, L., Mees, B., Shanahan, C., Reutelingsperger, C., & Schurgers, L. (2020). Reactive Oxygen-Forming Nox5 Links Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell Phenotypic Switching and Extracellular Vesicle-Mediated Vascular Calcification. Circulation Research, 127(7), 911-927. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCRESAHA.119.316159
  • 2019
    • Petsophonsakul, P., Furmanik, M., Forsythe, R., Dweck, M., Schurink, G. W., Natour, E., Reutelingsperger, C., Jacobs, M., Mees, B., & Schurgers, L. (2019). Role of Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell Phenotypic Switching and Calcification in Aortic Aneurysm Formation Involvement of Vitamin K-Dependent Processes. Arteriosclerosis Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, 39(7), 1351-1368. https://doi.org/10.1161/ATVBAHA.119.312787
  • 2018
    • Willems, B. A., Furmanik, M., Caron, M. M. J., Chatrou, M. L. L., Kusters, D. H. M., Welting, T. J. M., Stock, M., Rafael, M. S., Viegas, C. S. B., Simes, D. C., Vermeer, C., Reutelingsperger, C. P. M., & Schurgers, L. J. (2018). Ucma/GRP inhibits phosphate-induced vascular smooth muscle cell calcification via SMAD-dependent BMP signalling. Scientific Reports, 8, [4961]. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-23353-y