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.