Magdalena graduated from Cranfield University and Warsaw University of Technology and holds two Master degree diplomas in Biomedical Engineering.

Before joining our lab, Magdalena was an intern in the Inner Ear Research Laboratory at Bern University, in Prof. Pascal Senn’s group, where she was developing an ex vivo model for ototoxicity screening with main focus on Streptococcus pneumoniae-induced cochlear damage. At the time of MSc studies in Poland she was involved in Dr Monika Kwacz’s project on the development of the first chamber stapes prosthesis prototype.

Magdalena joined our lab in Basel as a research assistant in November 2016, and as a PhD student since January 2017.




Kwacz, M., Solyga, M., Mrowka, M., Kamieniecki, K. New chamber stapes prosthesis – a preliminary assessment of the functioning of the prototype (2017). PLoS ONE, 12(5):e0178133.

Perny, M., Solyga, M., Grandgirard, D., Roccio, M., Leib, S. L., & Senn, P. Streptococcus pneumonia-induced ototoxicity in organ of Corti explant cultures (2017). Hearing Research. 

Perny, M., Roccio, M., Grandgirard, D., Solyga, M., Senn, P., & Leib, S. L. The Severity of Infection Determines the Localization of Damage and Extent of Sensorineural Hearing Loss in Experimental Pneumococcal Meningitis (2016). Journal of neuroscience, 36(29), 7740-7749.