Natalia Kolosowska, PhD

Natalia Kolosowska, PhD

McLean Hospital Title
Harvard Medical School Title
  • Research Fellow in Psychiatry


Natalia Kolosowska, PhD, obtained her doctoral degree from the University of Eastern Finland. During her graduate studies she investigated the immunomodulatory mechanisms in animal models of ischemic stroke. Her doctoral thesis sought to address the therapeutic potential of regulating neuroinflammatory responses after cerebral ischemia. She evaluated several experimental approaches aimed at controlling excessive proinflammatory reactions and concurrent enhancement of the beneficial effects of alternative polarization of microglia and macrophages in order to ameliorate the functional outcome of ischemic stroke.

Currently, Kolosowska’s research interests include the application of human postmortem cell cultures at the Translational Neuroscience Laboratory led by Dr. Sabina Berretta, combined with other postmortem research methodologies to improve understanding of how immune responses impact the pathophysiology of psychiatric disorders. She is a recipient of a 2021-2022 Phyllis and Jerome Lyle Rappaport Mental Health Research Scholar Award.


Education & Training

  • 2010 BS in Biotechnology, University of Wroclaw, Poland
  • 2012 MS in Biotechnology, University of Wroclaw, Poland
  • 2019 PhD in Molecular Medicine, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
  • 2014-2017 PhD Scholarship, Marie Sklodowska-Curie Initial Training Network nEUROinflammation, European Commission Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development
  • 2019 Research Fellowship, Antti and Tyyne Soininen Foundation, Finland
  • 2020-Present Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship, Translational Neuroscience Laboratory, McLean Hospital


Phone: 617.855.3484
Office Address: Belmont campus - Mailman Research Center, Room 311