• 5112 Citations
  • 37 h-Index
1976 …2020

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Prior to completing her postdoctoral training in Canada, Dr. Kloc-Stepkowska was a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Zoology at the University of Warsaw, Poland. She also served as a Research Associate in the Department of Biology at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. While completing her postdoctoral training, Dr. Kloc-Stepkowska earned the AHFMR Research Award from the University of Calgary and the MRC Biotechnology Training Award from Dalhousie University. She joined the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center as a Research Scientist in the Department of Molecular Genetics in 1987, and became an Associate Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology there in 2006. Dr. Kloc-Stepkowska joined the Houston Methodist Research Institute in 2008.

Research interests

Dr. Kloc-Stepkowska’s research focuses on investigations into the role of structural RNA in the organization of cellular cytoskeleton. She has numerous publications in the medical literature and her current studies are funded by the National Science Foundation. Dr. Kloc-Stepkowska also works closely with Dr. R. Mark Ghobrial on transplant immunomodulation studies using allochimeric molecules to improve transplant acceptance.

Education/Academic qualification

Biochemistry, Postdoctoral Fellowship, Department of Biochemistry, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Biological Sciences, Postdoctoral Fellowship, Department of Biology, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta

Chemistry, Postdoctoral Fellowship, Department of Chemistry, Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Zoology, PhD, University of Warsaw

Biological Sciences, MS, University of Warsaw

Research Area Keywords

  • Immunobiology & Inflammation
  • Transplantation

Free-text keywords

  • Immunology
  • Transplant biology
  • Structural RNA
  • Cytoskeleton

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Research Output

Development of child immunity in the context of COVID-19 pandemic

Kloc, M., Ghobrial, R. M., Kuchar, E., Lewicki, S. & Kubiak, J. Z., Aug 1 2020, In : Clinical Immunology. 217, 108510.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  • 2 Scopus citations

    How nicotine can inhibit cytokine storm in the lungs and prevent or lessen the severity of COVID-19 infection?

    Kloc, M., Ghobrial, R. M. & Kubiak, J. Z., Aug 1 2020, In : Immunology Letters. 224, p. 28-29 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

  • 2 Scopus citations

    Neovascularized implantable cell homing encapsulation platform with tunable local immunosuppressant delivery for allogeneic cell transplantation

    Paez-Mayorga, J., Capuani, S., Hernandez, N., Farina, M., Chua, Y. X., Blanchard, R., Sizovs, A., Liu, H. C., Fraga, D. W., Niles, J. A., Salazar, H. F., Corradetti, B., Sikora, A. G., Kloc, M., Li, X. C., Gaber, A. O., Nichols, J. & Grattoni, A., Oct 1 2020, In : Biomaterials. 257, 120232.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Podwójna twarz komórek macierzystych w pediatrii: Zastosowania terapeutyczne mezenchymalnych komórek macierzystych i zagrożenia rakowymi komórkami macierzystymi

    Translated title of the contribution: Double face of stem cells in paediatrics: Therapeutic applications of mesenchymal stem cells and threats from cancer stem cellsUosef, A., Ghobrial, R. M., Jęderka, K., Puławska-Czub, A., Lewicki, S., Kubiak, J. Z. & Kloc, M., Jan 1 2020, In : Pediatria i Medycyna Rodzinna. 16, 2, p. 171-174 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Siponimod (Mayzent) Downregulates RhoA and Cell Surface Expression of the S1P1 and CX3CR1 Receptors in Mouse RAW 264.7 Macrophages

    Uosef, A., Vaughn, N., Chu, X., Elshawwaf, M., Abdelshafy, A. A. A., Elsaid, K. M. K., Ghobrial, R. M. & Kloc, M., Jun 1 2020, In : Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis. 68, 3, 19.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Scopus citations


    AHFMR Research Award

    Kloc, Malgorzata (Recipient), 1982

    Prize: Other distinction

    Distinguished Fellow of the Kosciuszko Foundation

    Kloc, Malgorzata (Recipient), Jan 1 2014

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

  • Foreign Member of Polish Academy of Sciences

    Kloc, Malgorzata (Recipient), 2010

    Prize: Other distinction

    Fulbright Senior Specialist Grant Award

    Kloc, Malgorzata (Recipient), Jan 1 2003

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    MRC Biotechnology Training Award

    Kloc, Malgorzata (Recipient), Jan 1 1985

    Prize: Appointment