Clinical Pathology Laboratory

Maciej Guzera
DVM PhD MRCVS

Professional history:
Maciej graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences in 2010. He continued his education at the doctorate level at the Division of Animal Pathophysiology in the same institution under the supervision of Professor Anna Winnicka. His doctoral thesis aimed to evaluate the influence of mycophenolic acid (an active metabolite of an immunosuppressive drug – mycophenolate mofetil) on selected parameters of the canine immune system. As a PhD student he combined his academic commitments with working part-time as a veterinary surgeon at a veterinary clinic in Warsaw. From January 2014 Maciej pursued his postgraduate education as a Senior Clinical Training Scholar in Clinical Pathology at the Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge.

Special interests:
Haematology, cytology and clinical biochemistry of companion animals
Application of advanced methods, particularly flow cytometry and PCR for Antigen Receptor Rearrangements (PARR), for the diagnosis of canine and feline lymphoproliferative disorders
Influence of immunosuppressive drugs on the canine immune system, lymphoma microenvironment in dogs

Current research:
My present research focuses on the evaluation of immunophenotypic patterns as prognostic factors in canine leukaemia.

Publications:
Cywińska A, Czopowicz M, Witkowski L, Górecka R, Degórski A, Guzera M, Szczubełek P, Turło A, Schollenberger A, Winnicka A.: Reference intervals for selected hematological and biochemical variables in Hucul horses. Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences 2015; 18: 439-445.

Guzera M, Cian F, Leo C, Winnicka A, Archer J: The use of flow cytometry for immunophenotyping lymphoproliferative disorders in cats: a retrospective study of 19 cases. Veterinary and Comparative Oncology 2015; In Press.

Cian F, Guzera M, Frost S, Van Poucke S, Comazzi S, Archer J: Stability of immunophenotypic lymphoid markers in fixed canine peripheral blood for flow cytometric analysis. Veterinary Clinical Pathology 2014; 43: 101-108.

Żmigrodzka M, Guzera M, Winnicka A: Evaluation of reticulated platelets in dogs with breed-related thrombocytopenia. Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences 2014; 17: 137-142.

Cywińska A, Szarska E, Degórski A, Guzera M, Górecka R, Strzelec K, Kowalik S, Schollenberger A, Winnicka A: Blood phagocyte activity after race training sessions in Thoroughbredand Arabian horses. Research in Veterinary Science 2013; 95: 459-464.

Guzera M, Miśkiewicz A: Masitinib – target therapy in oncology and treatment of immune-mediated diseases in dogs and cats. Życie Weterynaryjne 2013; 88: 226-229.

Żmigrodzka M, Winnicka A, Guzera M: Comparison of the influence of EDTA-K3 and sodium citrate on haematology analysis in healthy dogs. Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences 2012; 15: 391-392.

Stępnicki A, Markowska-Daniel I, Degórski A, Guzera M, Winnicka A: Phagocytic and oxidative burst activity of blood phagocytes in streptococcosis and mixed respiratory infections in swine. The Bulletin of the Veterinary Institute in Pulawy 2011; 55: 645-648.

Guzera M, Winnicka A: Mycophenolate mofetil – a new immunosuppressive agent in veterinary medicine. Życie Weterynaryjne 2011; 86: 800-803.