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Artur Szczepanski

Artur Szczepanski M.Sc.
PhD Student
Faculty of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biotechnology
E-mail: artur.szczepanski [AT] doctoral.uj.edu.pl

Research interests

  • Virus entry

Supervisor(s)

prof Krzysztof Pyrc

Education & Experience
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    1. 2014- : Jagiellonian University, Virogenetics group, Faculty of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biotechnology, Krakow, Poland (Ph.D. studies)
    2. 2011-2013: Jagiellonian University, Faculty of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biotechnology, Krakow, Poland (M.Sc. studies)
    3. 2008 - 2011: Jagiellonian University, Faculty of Biology and Earth Sciences, Krakow, Poland (B.Sc. studies)
    4. 2005 - 2008: Jan Kochanowski High School, Krakow , Poland

    1. Synowiec A, Jedrysik M, Branicki W, Klajmon A, Lei J, Owczarek K, Chen S, Szczepanski A, Wang J, Zhang P, Labaj P, Pyrc K. (2021). Identification of cellular factors required for SARS-CoV-2 replication. Cells. in press.
    2. Napolitano V, Dabrowska A, Schorpp K, Mourão A, Barreto-Duran E, Benedyk M, Botwina P, Brandner S, Bostock M, Chykunova Y, Czarna A, Dubin G, Fröhlich T, Hoelscher M, Jedrysik M, Matsuda A, Owczarek K, Pachota M, Plettenburg O, Potempa J, Rothenaigner I, Schlauderer F, Szczepanski A, Mohn KGI, Blomberg B, Sattler M*, Hadian K*, Popowicz GM*, Pyrc K*. Acriflavine, a clinically aproved drug, inhibits SARS-CoV-2 and other betacoronaviruses. Cell Chemical Biology. in press.
    3. Naskalska A, Dabrowska A, Szczepanski A, Jasik KP, Gromadzka B, Pyrc K. (2021) Functional SARS CoV-2 virus-like particles from insect cells. Frontiers in Microbiology. in press.
    4. Kula-Pacurar A, Wadas J, Suder A, Szczepanski A, Milewska A, Ochman M, Stacel T, Pyrc K. (2020). Visualization of SARS-CoV-2 Using Immuno RNA-Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization. JoVE. in press.
    5. Synowiec A, Szczepanski A, Barreto-Duran E, Lie LK, Pyrc K. (2020). SARS-CoV-2: A systemic infection. Clinical Microbiology Reviews. in press.
    6. Milewska A, Chi Y, Szczepanski A, Barreto-Duran E, Dabrowska A, Botwina P, Liu K, Liu D, Guo X, Ge Y, Li J, Cui L, Ochman M, Urlik M, Rodziewicz-Motowidlo S, Zhu F, Szczubialka K, Nowakowska M, Pyrc K. (2020). HTCC as a highly effective polymeric inhibitor of SARS-CoV-2 and MERS-CoV. Journal of Virology. in press.
    7. Milewska A, Owczarek K, Szczepanski A, Pyrc K. Visualizing Coronavirus Entry into Cells. (2020) Methods in Molecular Biology. 2203:241-261.
    8. Botwina P, Obłoza M, Szczepański A, Szczubiałka K, Nowakowska M, Pyrc K. In Vitro Inhibition of Zika Virus Replication with Poly(Sodium 4-Styrenesulfonate). (2020). Viruses. 2020 Aug 23;12(9):E926.
    9. Milewska A, Kula-Pacurar A, Wadas J, Suder A, Szczepanski A, Dabrowska A, Owczarek K, Ochman M, Stacel T, Rajfur Z, Sanak M, Labaj P, Branicki W, Pyrc K. Replication of SARS-CoV-2 in human respiratory epithelium. (2020) Journal of Virology. doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.03.20.999029
    10. Naskalska A, Dabrowska A, Szczepanski A, Milewska A, Jasik K, Pyrc K.  (2019). Membrane protein of HCoV-NL63 is responsible for interaction with the adhesion receptor. Journal of Virologyin press.
    11. Szczepanski A, Owczarek K, Bzowska K, Gula K, Drebot I, Ochman M, Maksym B, Rajfur Z, Mitchell JA, Pyrc K. (2019) Canine Respiratory Coronavirus, Bovine Coronavirus and Human Coronavirus OC43: Receptors and attachment factors. Viruses. 11(4). pii: E328.
    12. Naskalska A, Dabrowska A, Nowak P, Szczepanski A, Jasik K, Milewska A, Ochman M, Zeglen S, Rajfur Z, Pyrc K. (2018). Novel coronavirus like particles targeting cells lining the respiratory tract. PLoS One. in press.
    13. Szczepanski A, Owczarek K, Milewska A, Baster Z, Rajfur Z, Mitchell J, Pyrc K. (2018) Canine respiratory coronavirus employs caveolin-1-mediated pathway for internalization to HRT-18G cells. Veterinary Research. 49:55.
    14. Owczarek K, Szczepanski A, Milewska A, Baster Z, Rajfur Z, Sarna M, Pyrc K. (2018) Early events during human coronavirus OC43 entry to the cell. Scientific Reports. 8(1):7124.
    15. A Milewska, P Nowak, K Owczarek, A Szczepanski, M Zarebski, A Hoang-Bujnowicz, K Berniak, J Wojarski, S Zeglen, Z Baster, Z Rajfur, K Pyrc (2017) Entry of human coronavirus NL63 to the cell. Journal of virology. 92(3). pii: e01933-17.