Anna Blenska


email ablenska@madisoncollege.edu

Education

Madison Area Technical College Madison, WI 2018 - present
Graphic Design, A.A.

University of Gdansk Poland 2011 - 2013
Biotechnology, MSc.

University of Gdansk Poland 2008 - 2011
Biotechnology, BSc.


Work Experience

Graphic Designer 2019 - present
Center for International Education, Madison Area Technical College, Madison, WI

  • Created and edited promotional materials for CIE events
  • Designed novel concept art for existing CIE initatives
  • Supported CIE personnel in the use of graphical programs

Research associate 2013 - 2015
Dept. of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Gdansk PhD program in Biochemistry, Gdansk, Poland

  • Studied interaction between proteins involved in biogenesis of iron-sulfur clusters
  • Protein purifications to high yields and purity; measured ATPase activity
  • Supervised master student
  • Taught part of undergraduate class in genetics engineering

Research intern 2014
Laboratory of prof. Roland Lill Philipps Universitat Marburg, Marburg, Germany

  • Studied techniques of in vitro reconstitution of iron-sulfur clusters
  • Learned circular dichroism spectroscopy and sample handling in anaerobic chamber

Research trainee 2011 - 2013
Dept. of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Gdansk MSc program in Biotechnology, Gdansk, Poland

  • Trained in sterile bench work practices and media, buffer and resin preparation
  • Performed bacterial cell cultures, transformations, protein purifications and SDS gel electrophoresis

Skills

Artistic

  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Poster design
  • Typography design
  • Photography

Technical

  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Microsoft Office

Languages

  • Polish (native)
  • English (proficient)
  • German (basic)

Honors and awards

  • University of Gdansk fellowship for outstanding PhD students (2015)
  • University of Gdansk fellowship for promotion of top quality PhD students (2014-2015)
  • Foundation For Polish Science TEAM fellowship for Master students (2012-2013)

Research papers

  • Overlapping binding sites of the frataxin homologue assembly factor and the heatshock protein 70 transfer factor on the Isu iron¬sulfur cluster scaffold protein. J Biol Chem. 2014
  • Binding of chaperone Jac1 and cysteine¬d esulfurase Nfs1 to the iron¬sulfurcluster scaffold Isu is mutually exclusive. J Biol Chem. 2013