Rafal Donczew, Ph.D.
Rafal got his PhD degree in Wroclaw, Poland for a biochemical characterization of DNA replication in an important human pathogen Helicobacter pylori. Even though a microbiologist by education, he decided to change research interests for his postdoctoral training and join the lab of Steven Hahn at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in Seattle. During his postdoc, he was studying the fundamental mechanisms of transcription in eukaryotes in order to understand how potential problems in these processes can contribute to development and progression of human diseases. Since August 2022 he continues this research at OMRF. In his free time Rafal enjoys swimming, skiing, and exploring the outdoor opportunities around Oklahoma City and beyond with his family.