Maja's work is focused on optimizing ex vivo machine perfusion conditions to best preserve metabolism and mitochondrial function in human kidneys in the context of transplantation. Utilizing methods like qPCR, ELISA, RNAseq, and mass-spec analysis, she's actively bridged basic science and clinical applications. She has presented her findings at conferences like the Surgical Research Society Congress Meeting and the British Transplant Society Meeting in 2023. She holds a B.Sc. in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Manchester, excelling in molecular biology, cell biology and genetics. She has also done intensive research aiming to improve remyelination with CRISPR-edited human ES-derived oligodendrocyte progenitor cells in rodents during her placement year at the University of Edinburgh.
Maja currently holds the position of the Vice-President at the Cambridge Society of Ageing and Longevity Research, which aims to bring together Cambridge-based researchers and establish a local longevity networking hub. Her interest in entrepreneurship has also led her to join the iTeams programme at the University of Cambridge, where she works on the commercialization of a material made of organic dyes which allows for detection of senescent cells in vivo.