Krzysztof Czaja

Krzysztof Czaja is an associate professor at the University of Georgia in Athens. He received his D.V.M. in 1993 from the Veterinary Medicine College at Academy of Agriculture and Technology in Olsztyn, Poland. He received his Ph.D. in neuroanatomy from the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland in 1997.

From 1997 to 2007, he did postdoctoral work at the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland; the Institute for Plastination in Heidelberg, Germany; and the United States Department of Agriculture, Animal Physiology Research Unit in Athens, Ga.

In 2007, Krzysztof was appointed to the faculty as an assistant professor at Washington State University in Pullman, Wash., and was promoted to associate professor in 2014. In 2015, Krzysztof joined the Veterinary Biosciences & Diagnostic Imaging Department at the University of Georgia in Athens. Krzysztof has more than 20 years of experience in teaching animal anatomy to veterinary students in both the Europe and the United States. He is also an author of more than 50 peer-reviewed research papers and several book chapters.

Krzysztof’s laboratory is investigating brain plasticity following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB), the most effective method to achieve major, long-term weight loss. Specifically, they try to establish the role of the neural gut-brain communication in the mechanism of RYGB and development of obesity.