Andrzej Foik, Ph.D.
, is experienced in molecular and cell biology, genetics, in vivo and in vitro electrophysiology at the network or single cell level), data analysis and programming Scientific way: Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology of the University of California, Irvine, USA (postdoc 2015-2020), Laboratory of Neurobiology of Vision, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland (PhD thesis in Neurophysiology), Department of Protein Biosynthesis of the Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland (master thesis), Department of Molecular Biology in the Centre of Oncology – Maria Sklodowska-Curie Institute, Warsaw, Poland.
THE SCOPE OF THE RESEARCH
OBi Lab utilizes the latest advancements in molecular biology, genetics and viral tracing techniques to find new viral therapies for the restoration of visual signal processing in diseased retina. We use in vivo and in vitro electrophysiology for investigating the system of local and distant communication between different populations of neurons responsible for visual information processing, how disease changes functioning of the visual system, for testing the effects of therapy. We harness new technological and programming strategies to support our efforts into vision restoration.