Visual Universitätsmedizin Mainz

Dr. Katarzyna Bogucka


Kasia was born and raised in Poland where she obtained her B.Sc. and M.Sc. degree in biology at the Institute of Biochemistry at Casimir the Great University in Bydgoszcz and at the Faculty of Immunology at Nicolaus Copernicus University in Thorn, respectively. After her university education she began an internship at the Universitätsklinikum Eppendorf (UKE) in Hamburg, Germany. In August 2014 Kasia joined Prof. Dr. Rajalingam's lab and has been working on understanding the physiological role and mechanisms of action of the understudied atypical MAPKs. In particular, her main aim is to gain futher insights into the regulation and function of ERK3/MAPK6 as a part of a multidisciplinary project.





  • 2019 - till date: PostDoc

  • 2014 - 2019: PhD student at the MSU Mainz, Universitätsmedizin der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität in Mainz, Cell Biology Unit, Mainz, Germany.

  • 2013- 2014: Internship at Universitätsklinikum Eppendorf (UKE), Department of Clinical Immunology, Hamburg, Germany

  • 2011- 2013: Master of Science, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Faculty of Immunology, Thorn (Toruń), Poland

  • 2008- 2011: Bachelor of Science, Kazimierz Wielki University, Faculty of Biochemistry, Bydgoszcz, Poland


  • Bogucka, K., Marini, F., Rosigkeit, S., Schloeder J., Jonuleit H., David K., Schlackow M., Rajalingam K. ERK3/MAPK6 is required for KRAS-mediated NSCLC tumorigenesis. Cancer Gene Ther. 2020. 
  •  Bogucka K, Pompaiah M, Marini F, et al. ERK3/MAPK6 controls IL-8 production and chemotaxis. Elife. 2020;9.