Piotr Mieczkowski, PhD has been promoted to Professor in the Department of Genetics, effective August 2022.
Dr. Mieczkowski received his BS and MS in Biochemistry from University of Warsaw in 1994 followed by his PhD in Molecular Biology from Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences in 2000. He served as a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Thomas Petes at UNC Chapel Hill (2000-2005) before being appointed Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology at Duke University (2005-2008). Dr. Mieczkowski moved back to UNC in 2008 as a Research Assistant Professor in Genetics and Director of the UNC High-Throughput Sequencing Facility. In 2015, Piotr was promoted to Research Associate Professor in Genetics. He has focused on team science and collaborated extensively to offer his expertise in design, execution, analysis and biological interpretation of high-through sequencing-based studies. Currently, he is interested in bats as a model organism for aging, genome stability and resistance to virus infection.