University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Bio for Iwona A Buskiewicz, PhD
Iwona A Buskiewicz, PhD

Iwona A Buskiewicz, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Contact Information
Office Location:
Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Given Bldg, Rm D211

Postdoctoral Training

2007-2010 Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of Vermont


2000 – 2005  Ph.D., Molecular Biology, University of Witten / Herdecke, Germany.
1996 – 2000  M.Sc., Chemistry and Bioorganic Chemistry, Adam Mickiewicz University,
Poznan, Poland and Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Polish Academy of Science, Poznan, Poland

Academic Appointments

2014-present Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Vermont
2013-present Junior Faculty, Vermont Center for Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Center of Biological Research Excellence (VCIID-COBRE), University of Vermont
2012-2014 Research Associate, Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, University of Vermont

Awards and Honors

2014 Young Investigator Award - 5th Biennial NISBRE IDeA Symposium
2003 Best Graduate Research Award – Faculty Day – University of Witten / Herdecke, Germany
2000 Distinguished Research Award for Master Thesis, PAN, Poland
1996 – 2000 Honorary Stipend of the Polish Ministry of Science for Undergraduate Research
1998 Best Oral Lecture Award; Xth Conference on Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of Young Scientists, Prague, Czech Republic


Buskiewicz IA, Huber SA, Fairweather D. Viral Myocarditis and Dilated Cardiomyopathy: Mechanisms of Cardiac Injury, Inflammation, and Fibrosis. Vascular Responses to Pathogens.; ISBN: 978-0-12-801078-5; PII: B978-0-12-801078-5.00012-1; Document ID: 00012; Chapter ID: c0060

Koenig A, Sateriale A, Budd RC, Huber SA, Buskiewicz IA. The role of sex differences in autophagy in the heart during coxsackievirus B3-induced myocarditis. J Cardiovasc Transl Res. 2014 Mar;7(2):182-91

Koenig A, Buskiewicz IA, Fortner KA, Russell JQ, Asaoka T, He YW, Hakem R, Eriksson JE, Budd RC. The c-FLIPL cleavage product p43FLIP promotes activation of extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK), nuclear factor ?B (NF-?B), and caspase-8 and T cell survival. J Biol Chem. 2014 Jan 10;289(2):1183-91

Buskiewicz IA, Koenig A, Roberts B, Russell J, Shi C, Lee SH, Jung JU, Huber SA, Budd RC. c-FLIP-Short Reduces Type I Interferon Production and Increases Viremia with Coxsackievirus B3. PLoS One. 2014 May 9;9(5). PMID: 24816846

Reddy J, Massilamany C, Buskiewicz I, Huber SA. Autoimmunity in viral myocarditis. Curr Opin Rheumatol. 2013 Jul;25(4):502-8.

For a complete list of Iwona Buskiewicz's publications, please visit PubMed.