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Marta Agata Ambrozewicz , MD, PhD

    • Title:
    • Assistant Professor

    • Role:
    • Faculty

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    • Office Location:
    • Lewis Hall

    • Undergraduate Education:
    • Graduate Education:
    • 2001-2009  Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences

      Department of Physiological Sciences

      Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA

    • Postdoctoral Education:
    • Medical Education:
    • 1993   M.D., Medical Academy of Gdansk, Gdansk, Poland

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    • 2009-2011  Postdoctoral fellow in sleep laboratory of Dr. Larry Sanford, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA. Techniques: surgical implementation of guide cannulae into rodents’ brain, and telemetry transmitters into abdominal cavity of the rodents, immunohistochemistry on brain section, ELISA  assays.


      2003-2009  Thesis research: “Mechanisms of regulation of proximal tubule sodium transporters in obesity-induced hypertension” in Dr. Anca Dobrian’s laboratory, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk,  VA.  Techniques: cell culture, transient transfections, western blotting, immunocytochemistry, immunohistochemistry, indirect light and fluorescent microscopy, confocal microscopy.


      2001-2003  Graduate student in the laboratory Dr.Paul Ratz, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA. Techniques: immunohistochemistry, confocal  microscopy.

    • Primary Specialty:
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    • Courses Taught:
    • Histology


    • Current Projects:
    • Bio:
    • Assistant Professor, Pathology and Anatomy Department, Eastern Virginia Medical School, 2012- present .


      Postdoctoral fellow in Sleep Laboratory, Eastern Virginia Medical School, 2009-2011.


      Intern, Medical Academy of Gdansk, Gdansk, Poland, 1993-1994.



Machida M. Ambrozewicz MA, Breving K, Wellman LL, Yang L, Ciavarra RP, Sanford LD.  Sleep and behavior during vesicular stomatitis virus induced encephalitis in BALB/cJ and C57BL/6J mice. Brain Behav Immun. 2013 Sep 18.


Wellman LL, Yang L, Ambrozewicz MA, Machida M, Sanford LD. Basolateral amygdala and the regulation of fear-conditioned changes in sleep: role of corticotropin-releasing factor. Sleep 2013 Apr 1;36(4):471-80.


Liu X, Wellman LL, Yang L, Ambrozewicz MA, Tang X and Sanford LD. Antagonizing Corticotropin - Releasing Factor in the Central Nucleus of the Amygdala Attenuates fear-induced Reductions in Sleep but not Freezing. Sleep, 2011 Nov 1;34(11):1539-49.


Yang L, Wellman LL, Ambrozewicz MA, Sanford LD. Effects of stressor predicability and  controllability on sleep, temperature, and behiavor in mice.  Sleep,  2011 Jun 1;34(6):759-71.


Ambrozewicz MA, Khraibi AA, Simsek-Duran F, Debose SC, Baydoun HA, Dobrain AD. Different natriuretic responses in obese and lean rats in response to nitric oxide reduction. Am J Hypertens. 2011 Aug;24(8):943-50.