Patrycja Puchalska, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Molecular Medicine

Patrycja Puchalska

Contact Info

Administrative Assistant Name
Janine LaGreca

Administrative Phone
612-625-3789

Administrative Email
lagre010@umn.edu

Administrative Fax Number
612-626-3107

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Molecular Medicine


PhD, University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH), Spain

Summary

In 2014, Dr. Puchalska obtained her PhD degree from the Faculty of Chemistry, Department of Analytical Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at the University of Alcalá (Spain). She joined Dr. Crawford’s group in 2015 to exploit the field of mass spectrometry-based metabolomics and lipidomics to study metabolism on a systems level. She joined Division of Molecular Medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School in 2017, where she leads cutting-edge research that utilizes mass spectrometry approaches to reveal essential information regarding the metabolism. Her research focus is to prevent the progression of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), which is tightly linked to the obesity and Type 2 Diabetes epidemics increasing in prevalence. 

Expertise

  • Metabolomics
  • Lipidomics
  • Mass spectrometry
  • Stable isotope tracing untargeted metabolomics
  • Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
  • Ketone body metabolism

Awards & Recognition

  • Paul D. Boyer- James B. Peter Award- BMBB, UMN, USA (2019)
  • First Place at the Maurice B. Visscher Symposium, 2018 Young Investigators’ Competition, MN, USA (2018)
  • Extraordinary Doctorate Award of the University of Alcalá in the academic year 2013-2014 and Graduation with Distinction, cum laude, University of Alcalá (2014)

Research

Research Summary/Interests

  • Utilization of mass spectrometry approaches to reveal essential information regarding the metabolism; Prevention of the progression of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), which is tightly linked to the obesity and Type 2 Diabetes epidemics

Teaching

Academic Interests and Focus

Mass spectrometry-based metabolomics and lipidomics

Clinical

Clinical Interests

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease