Pawel Kisielow studies zoology at the Poznan University, Poznan, Poland and received his M.S. degree in 1968. In 1971, Kisielow received the Ph.D. degree in immunology. Since 1969, he works at Institute of Immunology and Experimental Therapy in Wroclaw (Poland) where he is a Professor and Head of the Department of Tumor Immunology. From 1972 to 1975, he worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Sloan-Kettering Cancer Institute in New York in the laboratory of Dr. Lloyd Old. In 1977, as a recipient of EMBO fellowship Kisielow spent 6 month in the Department of Zoology of the University of London, London, Uk with Professor Avrion Mitchison. From 1980 to 1982, he was a Visiting Professor at the German Cancer Research Center in the laboratory of Dr. Peter Krammer. In 1981, 1985, 1987 –1989, and 1991 –2000 he was a Member of the Basel Institute of Immunology collaborating with Dr. Harald von Boehmer. He received the Alfred Jurzykowski Prize (New York 1992) and, together with professors Harald von Boehmer and Klaus Rajewsky, Koerber European Science Award (Hamburg 1997). In 1993, he was elected to the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences and in 2010 to the Polish Academy of Sciences. Kisielow's main scientific interests concern the development and function of T cells as well as regulation of expression of recombination activating genes, Rag1 and Rag2, and Nwc, third evolutionarily conserved gene in this locus, during evolution, and ontogeny of lymphocytes.
Biography Updated on 8 March 2011