Małgorzata Kossut was born in Warsaw, Poland. She received the M.S. degree (summa cum laude) from The Biology Department of Warsaw University in 1973 and did doctoral studies and received her Ph.D. degree at the Nencki Institute in 1976. She did postdoctoral research at the University of Pennsylvania between 1978 and 1979 and spent a sabbatical at Purdue University from 1985 to 1986. Since 1976, she works at The Nencki Institute and is now a Professor and Head of Laboratory of Neuroplasticity. She was a Howard Hughes Medical Institute foreign scholar and a recipient of the Senior Fulbright Scholarship. Kossut was a Member of the Steering Committee of The European network of Learning and Memory and Chair of the II European Research Conference on Neural Mechanisms of Learning and Memory. Moreover, she is a Member of European DANA Alliance for the Brain Council. Her research interests concentrate at mechanisms of experience-dependent plasticity of the cerebral cortex, especially neurochemical and anatomical correlates of sensory plasticity and learning. The main subject of her investigation was plasticity of adult barrel cortex, which she mapped with [14C]deoxyglucose autoradiography. Her recent interests include brain plasticity in aging brain, after stroke, and mechanisms of neurorehabilitation.
Biography Updated on 20 January 2009