Mr Maciej Parys

Vet Clinical Lectureship

Background

I have graduated from University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland in 2009. Subsequently I worked in private practice. In 2010 I have started PhD at Michigan State University, College of Veterinary Medicine. During my PhD I was studying immunomodulatory properties of feline mesenchymal stem cells and their clinical application in chronic feline idiopathic cystitis. In 2016 I relocated to R(D)SVS to start a clinical lecturership position, which combines work in small animal internal medicine with research on identifying novel approaches to cancer immunotherapy. My research interests also include therapeutic use of stem cells in companion animals, use of next generation sequencing to identify disease causing genetic variants and pathways involved in disease pathogenesis in companion animals. In 2016 I was awarded an AVMA/AVMF Young Investigator Award for work on immunomodulatory properties of feline mesenchymal stem cells. In 2017 I was awarded an ABCD and Boeringher Ingelheim Young Scientist Award. 

Qualifications

2010  Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Michigan State University Evaluation of immunomodulatory properties of feline mesenchymal stem cells and their clinical application in treatment of feline chronic idiopathic cystitis

2004  University of Warmia and Mazury

Research summary

Cancer immunotherapy, therapeutic use of mesenchymal stem cells, immunology, personalized medicine, use of next generation sequencing to identify disease causing variants and pathways 

Current research interests

My current research interests include studying the role of immune checkpoints in canine and feline cancer and inflammatory disease. I am also intereted in interactions between innate and adaptive immune system in cancer patients.