Personal photo - Jakub Stefaniak

Jakub Stefaniak

Doctoral Student at the

Rex Richards Building, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QU


Having completed a Biochemistry undergraduate course, my background revolves strongly around cell signalling, systems biology and drug discovery. I am particularly interested in how cellular inputs can influence particular outcomes in health and disease, with emphasis on cancer biology and pharmacology of the brain. My lab experience comprises a mixture of structural biology and cell culture work, with my Master's thesis pertaining to GCPR signalling and circadian rhythms. As a member of the British Pharmacological Society, I am an avid follower of latest research on drug development.


My research interests within the DTC are strongly related to the mathematical and computational aspects of the programme. Throughout the module stage, I plan to augment my biochemical expertise with the programming and mathematics course, culminating with a modelling or computer-based project. I believe in rational drug discovery and development and intend on utilising the tools given to me by the SABS module in order to join the pharmacological industry.



Attended and presented a poster at the Pharmacology 2015 conference.