Zbigniew Darzynkiewicz, M.D., Ph.D. is the Director of the 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, including a prestigious MERIT award, by the grants from National Institute of Health. He was also a recipient of a grant from NASA to develop technologies for cell staining and analysis applicable to the micro-gravity conditions of the 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).
As of end of 2011 Dr. Darzynkiewicz has published over 680 articles in peer-reviewed journals, and has authored and/or edited 15 books. He holds eight US patents. His publications have been cited over 28,000 times in the scientific literature and 86 of his publications were cited over 86 times, which ranks him at # 86 citation metrics Hirsch “h-index” (ISI Thomson Reuters). Since 1980 he presented by invitation over 345 lectures and seminars on national and international congresses, symposia, and in various research institutions.