Ewa Tarnowska
PhD student
Prof. dr hab. Bogumiła Jędrzejewska ,
dr Magdalena Niedziałkowska
Education and scientific degrees
  • MSc: 2010, University of Białystok, Faculty of Biology and Chemistry, Biology, Department of Genetic and Evolution
Research profile

Ewa Tarnowska is interested in phylogeography of different rodent species and evolutionary mechanisms and ecological processes that occur in the secondary contact zones of different phylogenetic lineages of these animals. Main goal of her master thesis was to describe genetic variability of endangered species - common hamster (Cricetuscricetus) in the contact zone of its two phylogeographic lineages. In her PhD project she investigates the genetic and adaptive variability of two phylogenetic lineages of the bank vole (Myodesglareolus) in their contact zone in NE Poland. In her studyshe analyses partial sequence of cytochrome b (mtDNA) and nuclear DNA (microsatellites and TLR2) of the species.

International experience
  • 2 weeks, 2014, scientific visit concerning analyses of RADtag and SNPs, Edinburgh Genomics, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • 2 weeks, 2016, scientific visit in Armenia (Yerevan State University).
Research projects
  • 2015-2019: "TLR2 gene adaptive variability as a determinant of theprevalenace Of Lyme disease in bank vole populations of two phylogenetic lineages in north-eastern Poland",supervisor and investigator
  • 2014-2017: "Polymorphism of mtDNA, Y chromosome and autosomal microsatellites of wild boar (Susscrofa) populations dwelling Poland and Belarus”, investigator
  • 2011-2014: “Mechanisms of the long-term maintenance of a narrow contact zone of two phylogeographic lineages of the bank vole Myodesglarelous in NE Poland”, investigator
Additional functions
  • Representative of the MRI PAS PhD students
Membership and Awards
  • 2014 - „Scholarships for PhD students of PodlaskieVoivodeship" . The project is co-financed by European Social Fund, Polish Government and Podlaskie Voivodeship.