Joanna Gawecka, PhD.

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Aadministrative Appointments

  1. 1.University of Hawaii Cancer Center, Clinical and Translational Research Program, Junior Researcher (Instructor), 2014-present.

  2. 2.University of Hawai’i, Institute for Biogenesis Research, Junior Researcher (Instructor), 2010-2014.

  3. 3.Cancer Research Center of Hawai’i, Cancer Biology Program, Graduate Research Assistant, 2005-2010.

  4. 4.University of Hawai’i, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Graduate Research Assistant (rotation), 2005.

  5. 5.Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Human Genetics, Oncologic Diagnostics,  Poznan, Volunteer researcher, 2004-2005.

  6. 6.University of Hawai’i, Institute for Biogenesis Research, Research Technician, 2004.

  7. 7.University of Hawai’i, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, Research Support, 2003.

  8. 8.Food Quality Analysts, Honolulu, Hawai’i, Research Technician, 2003.


  1. graduate

  2. Ph. D. Cell and molecular biology, 2005-2010

  3. University of Hawai’i, Honolulu, Hawai’i

  4. graduate

  5. M. Sc. Commodity Science, 2000-2005

  6. Poznan University of Economics, Poznan, Poland

Awards and Honors

  1. 1.Awarded the best publication of the quarter by Friends of Cancer Research

  2. JJ.E. Gawecka, S.S. Young-Robbins, F.J. Sulzmaier, M.J. Caliva, M.M. Heikkila, M.L. Matter and J.W. Ramos (2012) “RSK2 protein suppresses integrin activation and fibronectin matrix assembly and promotes cell migration” Biol Chem 2012 Dec 21;287(52):43424-37.

  3. 2.Graduate Student Organization Travel Award, 2008

  4. 3.American Society for Cell Biology Travel Award, 2008

  5. 4.INBRE Student Summer Research Grant, 2006

  6. 5.University of Economics, II prize in the “Best Master’s Thesis” contest, 2005