Professor Justyna DRUKAŁA, PhD,

room no. C124
tel. no (12) 664 6145

assistant professor
(Head of the Cell Bank)

1993 – MSc
1999 – PhD
2012 – habilitation
2020 – Professor degree

degrees awarded by the Jagiellonian University

Scientific Internships and Awards »

  1. Scientific  internship - University of Louisville, USA - Program "Biology of Stem Cell", 2002
  2. Award of the minister of science and higher education 2006
  3. The Brown Cross of Merit 2007
  4. Award of the Vice-Chancellor of the Jagiellonian University for scientific activity 2011

Scientific Interests »

Stem cells biology:
Optimization of insulation methods and methods of skin stem cells cleaning, determination of the optimal combination of growth factors for proliferation of skin stem cells; determination of genes engaged in self-recovery and differentiation of skin stem cells. Mass cultures of autologous cells of human skin in order to use them in treatment of burns and chronic, difficult to heal, ulcus cruris and oral mucosa to heal intraoral post-treatment defects

Teaching »

  • Basis of tissue engineering and its application in medicine - (WBt-205); lecturer
  • Biomaterials in cell engineering – (WBt-BCh332)
  • Cell biology - (WBt-165); supervisor of students during workshops

Selected publications »

  1. Drukala J., Bandura L., Cieślik K., Korohoda W. (2001) Locomotion of human skin keratinocytes on polystyrene, fibrin, and collagen substrata and its modification by cell-to-cell contacts. Cell Transplantation, 10: 765-771.
  2. Borowczyk J., Laczna E., Sporniak-Tutak K., Madeja Z., Drukala J. (2013) Mycophenolic acid affects basic functions of human keratinocytes in the IMPDH-dependent manner. Biochem Cell Biol, 91(5):333-40. doi: 10.1139/bcb-2013-0018.
  3. Nessler M., Puchała J., Chrapusta A., Nessler K., Drukała J. (2014) Levels of plasma matrix metalloproteinases (MMP-2 and MMP-9) in response to INTEGRA dermal regeneration template implantation. Medical Science Monitor. 20: 91-96. 2014. DOI: 10.12659/MSM.889135.
  4. Borowczyk-Michalowska J., Zimolag E., Konieczny P., Chrapusta A., Madeja Z., Drukala J. (2017) Stage Specific Embryonic Antigen-4 (SSEA-4) as a distinguishing marker between eccrine and apocrine origin of ducts of sweat glands. J Invest Dermatol 137(11):2437-2440. doi: 10.1016/j.jid.2017.07.003.
  5. Borowczyk-Michalowska J., Zimolag E., Waligorska A., Dobrucki J., Madeja Z., Drukala J. (2017) Stage-specific embryonic antigen-4 as a novel marker of ductal cells of human eccrine sweat glands. Br J Dermatol, 176(6): 1541-1548. DOI: 10.1111/bjd.15154.