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Olga Korczeniewska, PhD

Research Associate II


  • Highly organized, detailed oriented professional with excellent interpersonal communication and presentation skills able to multi-task, work independently and in multifunctional teams
  • A self-motivated, diligent, and dedicated professional with strong research design skills, experiment execution, and data documentation
  • Science oriented analytical thinker able to prioritize and work effectively in a constantly changing environment
  • Hands-on experience in basic research laboratory QA/QC control and safety
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)

Work experience

Jan 2014Present

Research Associate II

Center for Orofacial Pain and Temporomandibular Disorders, Rutgers University
  • Maintains the efficient operation of the laboratory
  • Purchases/recommends purchases of new equipment for scientific operations of the laboratory
  • Plans, organizes, conducts independent research in scientific fields
  • Designs, tests, and evaluates methods and protocols for research projects
  • Develops plans for projects to outline research procedures to be followed
  • Collects, analyzes, summarizes, and organizes complex data
  • Discusses findings with other personnel to evaluate validity of findings
  • Prepares reports of completed projects for presentation or future research activities
  • Together with principle investigator, publishes results of investigations in professional journals
Aug 2012Jan 2014

Research Associate II

Center for Pharmacogenomics & Complex Disease Research, Rutgers University
  • Optimized whole genome and exome SNP arrays using the Affymetrix Gene Titan system for gene mapping strategies.
  • Performed genetic association studies of orofacial pain and phantom limb pain, dental fluorosis and dental caries and periodontitis.


Sep 2005Apr 2012

PhD Biomedical Sciences

Rutgers  University 

Thesis: Genetic Variation Associated With Risk of Non-syndromic Orofacial Clefts

Jan 2002May 2004

B.A. in Computer Science

Rutgers University  / New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)

Minor in Mathematics (Cumulative GPA: 4.0/4.0)

Sep 1999Jan 2002

A.Sc. in Mathematics

County College of Morris (Cumulative GPA: 4.0/4.0)


Oct 2012Mar 2013

Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research Certificate

The National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, Bethesda, MD

The Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research (IPPCR) is a course to train participants on how to effectively conduct clinical research. The course focuses on the spectrum of clinical research and the research process by highlighting epidemiologic methods, study design, protocol preparation, patient monitoring, quality assurance, and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issues. Other areas covered include data management and ethical issues, including protection of human subjects, and building a budget.

Teaching and Mentoring Experience

 Master’s Thesis Committee Member

  Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, 04/2015-06/2015

  • Guided post-graduate dental students in formulation of research hypothesis and conducting research projects
  • “The role of the endo cannabinoid system in exercise induced hypoalgesia”
  • “The role of collagen conduit with duloxetine and/or pregabalin in the management of partial peripheral nerve injury”
  • “Antibiotic sensitivity in Kingella kingae”

Lecturer in New Jersey Dental School Postgraduate Core Embryology/Genetics Module

  Rutgers School of Dental Medicine; 02/2014-03/2014

  • Prepared and presented a lecture on Mendelian, mitochondrial and complex inheritance, case control and pedigree studies and pharmacogenomics trails
  • Prepared exam questions and assisted in the grading process
  • Module objectives: provide an overview of: 1) the various forms of Mendelian and mitochondrial inheritance and risk for recurrence in offspring; 2) clinical features of common Mendelian disorders (e.g., neurofibromatosis and Fragile X); 3) unique features of mitochondrial inheritance; 4) how chromosomal abnormalities arise; 5) basic DNA technology and its uses in patient diagnosis; 6) how to construct and analyze a simple pedigree

Lecturer in Research Seminar Series

  Rutgers School of Dental Medicine; 12/2013

  • Prepared and presented a lecture on causes and prevention of non-syndromic orofacial clefts.
  • Lecture objectives: to provide an overview of established genetic and environmental risk factors for non-syndromic orofacial clefting; review the clinical implications of these findings for genetic testing, risk prediction, and improved strategies for prevention; consider challenges for dental education and new specialized training programs as well as closer partnerships with the medical profession to most effectively utilize scientific advances

Lecturer at Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy

  Rutgers the State University of New Jersey; 09/2013

  • Prepared and presented a lecture on genome-wide approaches to understanding therapeutic responses and adverse side effects in the Pharmacology/Pharmacogenomics graduate course

Lecturer in Oral Epidemiology of Chronic and Infectious Diseases Course

  University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey; 10/2012 – 11/2012

  • Prepared and presented a lecture in the graduate course of Oral Epidemiology of Chronic and Infectious Diseases

Adjunct Professor of Calculus

  County College of Morris; 06/2012-08/2012

  • Developed novel curriculum
  • Presented fundamental concepts of Calculus
  • Wrote summaries, outlines, and exam questions
  • Graded student assignments and exams