Hadaczek_PiotrSenior Research Scientist
College of Medicine
Department of Neurological Surgery

Piotr.Hadaczek@osumc.edu

Background:
In 2019, Dr. Hadaczek joined The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center as a senior research scientist in neurological surgery. His work focuses on creating novel approaches for the delivery of therapeutic agents to specific target regions in the brain for effective treatment of brain diseases. He has supervised projects and preclinical studies that have culminated in clinical trials at the University of California, San Francisco, and at the National Institutes of Health. In addition, his work has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Hadaczek completed his PhD in medical biology and cancer genetics at the Pomeranian Medical University in Szczecin, Poland. He also completed postdoctoral studies at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia and the University of California, San Francisco, where he worked as a supervising scientist. His current research is focused on translating novel therapies into clinical trials, particularly in the area of Parkinson’s disease, and he has helped launch four separate clinical trials with the Bankiewicz group.

Research Interests:

  • Treatment of Parkinson’s disease via gene transfer and direct infusion of neurotrophic factors
  • Gene therapy of the brain
  • Brain tumors
  • Neurological disorders and neurodegenerative diseases
  • Neuroprotection
  • Neuropharmacology
  • Adeno-associated viruses

Education:

  • MSc in Biology/Immunology: University of Szczecin (Poland)
  • PhD in Medical Biology/Cancer Genetics: Pomeranian Medical University (Szczecin, Poland)
  • Post-doctoral studies in Cancer Genetics: Thomas Jefferson University (Philadelphia)
  • Postdoctoral studies in Gene Therapy: University of California, San Francisco

Professional Memberships:

  • American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy
  • Past Member, Society for Neuro-Oncology
  • Past Member, American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Past Member, Polish Society of Genetics

Editorial Activities:

  • Ad-Hoc Reviewer, Current Gene Therapy
  • Ad-Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Neurochemistry
  • Ad-Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Drug Targeting
  • Ad-Hoc Reviewer, Neuro-Oncology
  • Ad-Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
  • Ad-Hoc Reviewer, Molecular Therapy

Honors/Award:

  • 2000: Award of Polish Ministry of Health and Social Care
  • 1999: Award of Polish Ministry of Health and Social Care
  • 1998: Scholarship of Foundation for Polish Science
  • 1997: Award of Polish Ministry of Health and Social Care
  • 1996: Scientific Award of Rector PMU from Pomeranian Medical University, Szczecin, Poland
  • 1995: Scientific Award of Rector PMU from Pomeranian Medical University, Szczecin, Poland

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