Aleksandra Kmieciak


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Aleksandra Kmieciak

Doctoral Student at the

Mathematical Institute
Andrew Wiles Building, Office: S4.16
Radcliffe Observatory Quarter
Woodstock Road
Oxford OX2 6GG

Background


Research

Master Project in Tucker's lab, Condensed Matter Physics, Oxford University, under the supervision of Prof Stephen Tucker. I studied the voltage-gated potassium ion channel, TRESK. This subclass of potassium channels has been of particular therapeutic interest because of the associated inherited channelopathies, especially ones causing migraines with aura. I characterised point mutations in the highly conserved region, the selectivity filter, and investigated their effects on the physiology of the channel.


Teaching


Access and Outreach

I am actively involved in the Access and Outreach programmes. From 2015 to 2017 I was the Day Coordinator in Target Schools, Oxford University Student Union's flagship access programme. I was responsible for organising shadowing days, where sixth forms students were given the opportunity to shadow a current undergraduate at Oxford University. I have also been a mentor in Project Access since 2016 and have privately mentored prospective students.


The list of the modules taken and produced written assignments during my stay in the DTC can be found here.