Kasia Siemienowicz

kasia siemienowicz

Dr Kasia Siemienowicz

Research Fellow

Biography

I am a Research Fellow at Edinburgh Napier University. The current project I work on is an extensive, collaborative research aiming to determine the long-term consequences of early life steroid signalling perturbations and their impact on postnatal health, led by prof. Mick Rae.
In 2011 I graduated with a first-class degree in Biomedical Science from Edinburgh Napier University and in 2012 I was awarded MSc by Research with Distinction in Reproductive Sciences at The University of Edinburgh. In 2017 I completed my PhD training at the Centre for Reproductive Health in The Queen's Medical Research Institute at The University of Edinburgh. My thesis title: Fetal programming of adult disease: Causes and consequences of metabolic dysregulation in an ovine model of PCOS.
During my academic years, I have spent time studying various aspects of reproductive biology, endocrinology, metabolism and the effects of prenatal programming of adult disease. In 2016, I was awarded Young Investigator Award by the European Society of Endocrinology. My life ambition is to combine my passion for health, enthusiasm for research and a strong interest in reproductive biology, metabolism and endocrinology to make a direct impact on improving people's lives.

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Research Areas

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Fellowships and Awards

  • Young Investigator Award, European Society of Endocrinology
  • SRF Student Prize, Society for Reproduction and Fertility
  • Science Meeting Grant, European Society of Endocrinology
  • BES Grant, Society for Endocrinology

 

Conference Activity

  • Oral Presentation: Exaggerated metabolic changes during puberty precede adult obesity and hyperlipidemia in an Ovine Model of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). Society of Reproduction and Fertility.
  • Oral Presentation: Impaired adipose function in PCOS – evidence that the primary abnormalities are in subcutaneous rather than visceral fat. European Congress of Endocrinology.
  • Oral Presentation: Obesity in PCOS: a consequence of prenatally programmed reduced energy expenditure. Society of Reproduction and Fertility.
  • Poster Presentation: Altered adipocytes in an Ovine Model of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). Society for Endocrinology.
  • Oral Presentation: Potential role of FGF21 in the metabolic pathophysiology of an ovine model of polycystic ovary syndrome. Society of Reproduction and Fertility.
  • Poster Presentation: The pathophysiology of increased hepatic IGF-1 expression in an ovine model of polycystic ovary syndrome. European Society of Endocrinology.
  • Chair of the SRF Annual Conference, Oral Communications

 

Membership of Professional Body

  • Member of European Society of Endocrinology
  • Member of Society for Reproduction and Fertility
  • Associate Fellow of Higher Education Academy
  • Member of Society for Endocrinology

 

Current Post Grad projects