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Zbigniew Darzynkiewicz, M.D., Ph.D.

‌Professor of Pathology, Medicine, and Microbiology and Immunology

Email: darzynk@nymc.edu


Department of Pathology
Basic Sciences Building
New York Medical College 
Valhalla, NY 10595

Professional Interests:

Research interests include cell proliferation and apoptosis; analysis of cell-cycle specificity of antitumor drugs.

Education Profile:

Post Graduate Studies   
Graduate Degree: M.D., Ph.D.
Graduate Degree Institution: Warsaw, Poland 
Undergraduate Institution:  


Zbigniew Darzynkiewicz, M.D., Ph.D. is the Director of Brander Cancer Research Institute at the New York Medical College and the Professor of Pathology, Medicine and Microbiology/Immunology at the same College. Formerly (1980-90) Dr. Darzynkiewicz was the Member of the Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research, New York, N.Y. and the Professor of Cell Biology and Genetics at Cornell University Medical School. Dr. Darzynkiewicz received his M.D. (with the highest honors) and his Ph.D. degrees from the Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland and completed his post-graduate studies at the State University of New York at Buffalo and at the Medical Nobel Institute of Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden.

Dr. Darzynkiewicz's research concentrates on cell biology with a focus on molecular mechanisms associated with cell proliferation, apoptosis, and sensitivity to anti-cancer drugs. He developed several analytical methodologies to analyze cell cycle kinetics, tumor progression, apoptosis and cell senescence that have world-wide application. He is the past President of the Cell Kinetics Society (1986-87) and also President of the International Society for Analytical Cytology (ISAC; 1993-1994). Since 1972 his research has been continuously supported, by the grants from National Institute of Health, including a prestigious MERIT award. He was also a recipient of a grant from NASA to develop technologies for cell analysis applicable to the micro-gravity conditions of the International Space Station. Dr. Darzynkiewicz is the Editor or/Co-editor of 5 scientific journals and a Member of the Editorial Board of 11 other scientific journals. He is the Foreign Member of the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN; Warsaw), Polish Academy of Learning (PAU, Krakow) and the Fellow of American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). In 2014 Dr. Darzynkiewicz received a degree of Doctor Honoris Causa from his alma mater, the Warsaw Medical University, and the prestigious Casimir Funk Natural Sciences Award from the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences in America (PIASA).

Google Scholar citation website is: http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=olM19WIAAAAJ&hl=e

Industry Expertise:

  • Health Care - Services
  • Research
  • Biotechnology
  • Education/Learning

Areas of Expertise:

Cell Biology, Cell Proliferation, Apoptosis, Anti Cancer Research, Pathology


Honoris Causa degree | PROFESSIONAL
Received from Warsaw Medical University, Poland. 2014-01-01

Distinguished Fellow | PROFESSIONAL
Conferred by The Kosciuszko Foundation Collegium of Eminent Scientists. 2014-01-01

The Casimir Funk Natural Sciences Award | PROFESSIONAL
Awarded by the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences (PIASA) in New York. 2014-01-01

Distinguished Scientist Award | PROFESSIONAL
Awarded by the American Chemical Society. 2012-01-01

Leon L. Wheeless Innovation in Cytometry Award | PROFESSIONAL
Awarded by Western New York Cytometry Users Group, University of Rochester Medical Center. 2012-01-01


  • Polish Academy of Sciences : Foreign Member
  • Polish Academy of Learning : Foreign Member


  • Polish
  • Russian (passive)

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Sample Talks:

Overall speaking activity
Since 1980 he presented by invitation over 360 lectures and seminars on national and international congresses, symposia, and in various research institutions.

Selected Bibliography:

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