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The Children's National Research Institute

Research Profile

Research Interests

  • Brain Injury, Recovery and Protection
  • Glia, and Neuron-Glia Interactions
  • Perinatal Hypoxia and Hyperoxia

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Neuroscience, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, Warsaw, Poland, (1997)

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Research Professor of Pediatrics, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences


Beata Jablonska, Ph.D., is broadly interested in research related to translational neuroscience, with a focus on the relationship between brain development and disease. Using a mouse model of hypoxia, which recapitulates many morphological and histological changes found in prematurely born infants, she investigates cellular and molecular changes in oligodendrocyte development in normal and hypoxic white matter. She demonstrated that neonatal brain injury causes transient hypomyelination of subcortical white matter due to reduced oligodendrocyte differentiation and elevated regenerative response of progenitor cells. She is investigating the molecular mechanisms underlying these processes.

Research & Publications