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Neurosurgery ​Research Faculty & Staff

Rafal Gulej, MPharm, MS

Rafal Gulej, MPharm, MS

PhD Candidate, Neuroscience

Dr. Ungvari's Lab


PhD Graduate Student, Nueroscience, The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center  2020 to Present
Masters Degree Pharmacy, Organic Chemistry, Uniwersytet Medyczny w Łodzi, Poland. 2013-2020

Clinical/Research Interests:

Area of Focus: The role of aging on the cerebral endothelial cells and how it impacts the integrity of the blood-brain barrier

Select Publications:

Dang TT, Lerner M, Saunders D, Smith N, Gulej R, Zalles M, Towner RA, Morales JC. XRN2 Is Required for Cell Motility and Invasion in Glioblastomas. Cells. 2022 Apr 28;11(9). doi: 10.3390/cells11091481. PubMed PMID: 35563787; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC9100175.

* Chamorro B, Głowacka IE, Gotkowska J, Gulej R, Hadjipavlou-Litina D, López-Muñoz F, Marco-Contelles J, Piotrowska DG, Oset-Gasque MJ. Nucleobase-Derived Nitrones: Synthesis and Antioxidant and Neuroprotective Activities in an In Vitro Model of Ischemia-Reperfusion. Int J Mol Sci. 2022 Mar 21;23(6). doi: 10.3390/ijms23063411. PubMed PMID: 35328832; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8955307.

*Kiss T, Nyúl-Tóth Á, Gulej R, Tarantini S, Csipo T, Mukli P, Ungvari A, Balasubramanian P, Yabluchanskiy A, Benyo Z, Conley SM, Wren JD, Garman L, Huffman DM, Csiszar A, Ungvari Z. Old blood from heterochronic parabionts accelerates vascular aging in young mice: transcriptomic signature of pathologic smooth muscle remodeling. Geroscience. 2022 Feb 5;. doi: 10.1007/s11357-022-00519-1. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 35124764

*Kiss T, Nyúl-Tóth Á, DelFavero J, Balasubramanian P, Tarantini S, Faakye J, Gulej R, Ahire C, Ungvari A, Yabluchanskiy A, Wiley G, Garman L, Ungvari Z, Csiszar A. Spatial transcriptomic analysis reveals inflammatory foci defined by senescent cells in the white matter, hippocampi and cortical grey matter in the aged mouse brain. Geroscience. 2022 Jan 31;. doi: 10.1007/s11357-022-00521-7. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 35098444.


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