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Maria Jeziorska is a Senior Lecturer in Molecular Pathology in the Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Gastroenterology, School of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health at the University of Manchester.

She obtained her training and specialisation as a pathologist and her PhD at the Medical Academy, Warsaw, Poland and worked as a Consultant Pathologist and Research Fellow at the Institute of Oncology/Centre of Oncology, Warsaw, Poland.

Her research over the last 25 years at Manchester University focuses on peripheral diabetic neuropathy, atherosclerosis, scleroderma, mechanisms of tumour invasion and paleopathology.

Current Projects

Comparison of usefulness of skin biopsies and corneal confocal microscopy as markers for assessment of diabetic neuropathy.

Effects of treatment on small fibre neuropathy in patients with sarcoidosis.

Expression of adipokines in subcutaneous adipose tissue from patients before and after bariatric surgery.

Hypoxia and related microvascular changes in heart tissue of patients with diabetes type 1 and 2 with ischemic heart disease (IHD) and nondiabetics with IHD 

Developing antigen retrieval methods for disclosing antigens in severely compromised tissues such as Egyptian and naturally desiccated mummies.

Research interests

• Diabetes: Microvascular complications of diabetes and diabetic neuropathy.
• Scleroderma: Role of angiogenic growth factors in microvascular changes in pathogenesis of scleorderma. Neuropathy in  scleroderma.
• Human Sarcomas: growth factors in tumour progression and metastasis.
• Neoangiogenesis in human atherosclerotic plaques.
• Atherosclerosis: role of cytokines in the process of calcification.
• Immunohistochemical methods of antigen detection in contemporary tissues and enhanced antigen retrieval methods for paleopathology (mummified tissues).


  • Diabetes/Neuropathy
  • Diabetes/Microvascular Complications
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Scleroderma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Paleopathology

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Medical Academy

Award Date: 30 Jun 1986

Doctor of Medicine, Medical Academy

Award Date: 30 Jun 1986

Areas of expertise

  • RB Pathology


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