Karolina Elżbieta Kaczor-Urbanowicz
Dr. Karolina E. Kaczor-Urbanowicz, DMD, Phd, MSc is an Assistant Project Scientist in the Laboratory of Salivary Diagnostics and the UCLA Center for Oral/Head & Neck Oncology Research, Section of Oral Biology, UCLA School of Dentistry at the University of California at Los Angeles, USA. She is a dentist-scientist who graduated from the Faculty of Dental Medicine at the Medical University of Warsaw, Poland. She did her residency in orthodontics simultaneously with the international studies in Bio-Medical Sciences at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, working in the Laboratory of Proteomics and Salivary Diagnostics, Institute of Dental Sciences. After earning her Ph.D. title, she was awarded the UCLA’s R90 NIH/NIDCR Postdoctoral Dentist-Scientist Scholarship and American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)-DDF postdoctoral fellowship in developing salivary H.pylori exRNA biomarkers for early detection of gastric cancer. At the UCLA, she developed her immense interests in salivary RNA Sequencing, bioinformatics and biomarker development for many oral and systematic diseases including cancer. In addition, she has received a prestigious UCLA QCBio Collaboratory Fellowship 2019/2020 for conducting a research in computational biology, bioinformatics of RNA-Seq data and machine learning tools at the UCLA Institute for Quantitative and Computational Biology.