Katarzyna  Thompson (Polonis), PhD

Katarzyna Thompson (Polonis), PhD

Assistant Professor, Pathology & Immunology
Assistant Medical Director, Clinical Laboratory Genetics


  • Laboratory & Genomic Medicine

Additional Titles

  • Assistant Medical Director, Clinical Laboratory Genetics


  • 2019-2022: Laboratory Genetics and Genomics Fellowship, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
  • 2015-2019: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
  • 2014: PhD in Medical Biology, Medical University of Gdansk, Poland
  • 2008: MSc in Biotechnology, University of Gdansk, Poland

Clinical Areas of Interest

  • Molecular Genetics
  • Cytogenetics
  • Cytogenomics

Selected Publications

Polonis K, Schultz MJ, Olteanu H, et al. Detection of cryptic CCND1 rearrangements in mantle cell lymphoma by next generation sequencing. Ann Diagn Pathol. 2020;46:151533. doi:10.1016/j.anndiagpath.2020.151533
Polonis K, Wawrzyniak R, Daghir-Wojtkowiak E, et al. Metabolomic Signature of Early Vascular Aging (EVA) in Hypertension. Front Mol Biosci. 2020;7:12. Published 2020 Feb 7. doi:10.3389/fmolb.2020.00012
Sen I, Young WF Jr, Kasperbauer JL, et al. Tumor-specific prognosis of mutation-positive patients with head and neck paragangliomas. J Vasc Surg. 2020;71(5):1602-1612.e2. doi:10.1016/j.jvs.2019.08.232
Polonis K, Sompalli S, Becari C, et al. Telomere Length and Risk of Major Adverse Cardiac Events and Cancer in Obstructive Sleep Apnea Patients. Cells. 2019;8(5):381. Published 2019 Apr 26. doi:10.3390/cells8050381
Polonis K, Hoffmann M, Szyndler A, et al. A multilocus genetic risk score is associated with arterial stiffness in hypertensive patients: the CARE NORTH study. J Hypertens. 2018;36(9):1882-1888. doi:10.1097/HJH.0000000000001773
Polonis K, Blackburn PR, Urrutia RA, et al. Co-occurrence of a maternally inherited DNMT3A duplication and a paternally inherited pathogenic variant in EZH2 in a child with growth retardation and severe short stature: atypical Weaver syndrome or evidence of a DNMT3A dosage effect?. Cold Spring Harb Mol Case Stud. 2018;4(4):a002899. Published 2018 Aug 1. doi:10.1101/mcs.a002899

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