Anna Podlesny-Drabiniok, PhD
I completed BS and MS at the University of Sciences and Technology in Wroclaw (Poland) and received PhD from University of Strasbourg (France). During my PhD, I investigated how retinoid receptors control depressive-like behaviors by regulating neuroinflammation. My thesis work made me interested in the biology of microglia, brain resident macrophages and key drivers of inflammatory responses and shapers of neuronal circuits. To study microglial cells in disease-relevant context, I moved to the laboratory of Dr. Alison Goate (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York), where I study microglial efferocytosis as a disease hub implicated by genetic studies of Alzheimer’s disease.