Quinnipiac University
Paul Wolujewicz

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Sciences

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Paul Wolujewicz is an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Sciences at Quinnipiac University and holds a joint appointment in the Department of Medical Sciences at the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine. He completed his BS in Biophysics, his MS in Biomedical Sciences, his MPH in Biostatistics and Epidemiology, and his PhD in Physiology, Biophysics and Systems Biology. He conducted postdoctoral research at the Brain and Mind Research Institute at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City.

At Quinnipiac, Dr. Wolujewicz teaches both undergraduate and graduate students with courses including Immunology, Genetics, Neurobiology and Biotechnology. Through his teaching, mentoring and research, he aspires to shape the next generation of scientists with training in evolving biomedical techniques and approaches in data analysis geared toward advancing personalized medicine.

His research linking human genomic variation and diseases of the nervous system has been published in high-impact journals and he is the recipient of the Timothy M. George Award for Excellence in Neural Tube Defect Research and Clinical Care. Research in the Wolujewicz lab involves leveraging computational genomics and biomedical data science to better understand complex genetic disorders with a particular focus on congenital malformations of the brain and spinal cord.


  • MS, Rutgers-The State Univ of NJ
  • MPH, Rutgers-The State Univ of NJ
  • PHD, Cornell University-Ny
  • PHD, Cornell University

Areas of Expertise

  • Biotechnology
  • Neurology/Neuroscience
  • Health Informatics


  • Biomedical Sciences

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Quinnipiac University

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Sciences

Hamden, CT

2023 - Present

Quinnipiac University

Assistant Professor of Medical Sciences

North Haven, CT

2023 - Present

Weill Cornell Medical College

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Neuroscience

New York, NY

2023 - Present

Weill Cornell Medical College

Postdoctoral Associate in Neuroscience

New York, NY

2022 - 2023

Selected Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal

Schizophrenia endothelial cells exhibit higher permeability and altered angiogenesis patterns in patient-derived organoids

Isidora Stankovic, Michael Notaras, Paul Wolujewicz, Tyler Lu, Raphael Lis, Margaret Elizabeth Ross, Dilek Colak

Translational Psychiatry (2024)

Peer Reviewed Journal

A non-coding insertional mutation of Grhl2 causes gene over-expression and multiple structural anomalies including cleft palate, spina bifida and encephalocele.

Crane-Smith, Z., De Castro, S. C. P., Nikolopoulou, E., Wolujewicz, P., Smedley, D., Lei, Y., Mather, E., Santos, C., Hopkinson, M., Pitsillides, A. A., Genomics England Research Consortium, Finnell, R. H., Ross, M. E., Copp, A. J., & Greene, N. D. E.

32(17) Human molecular genetics 2681–2692 (2023)

Peer Reviewed Journal

Astrocytes derived from ASD individuals alter behavior and destabilize neuronal activity through aberrant Ca2+ signaling.

Allen, M., Huang, B. S., Notaras, M. J., Lodhi, A., Barrio-Alonso, E., Lituma, P. J., Wolujewicz, P., Witztum, J., Longo, F., Chen, M., Greening, D. W., Klann, E., Ross, M. E., Liston, C., & Colak, D.

Molecular psychiatry (2022)

Peer Reviewed Journal

Systems biology analysis of human genomes points to key pathways conferring spina bifida risk.

Aguiar-Pulido, V., Wolujewicz, P., Martinez-Fundichely, A., Elhaik, E., Thareja, G., Abdel Aleem, A., Chalhoub, N., Cuykendall, T., Al-Zamer, J., Lei, Y., El-Bashir, H., Musser, J. M., Al-Kaabi, A., Shaw, G. M., Khurana, E., Suhre, K., Mason, C. E., Elemento, O., Finnell, R. H., & Ross, M. E.

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2021)

Peer Reviewed Journal

Genome-wide investigation identifies a rare copy-number variant burden associated with human spina bifida.

Wolujewicz P, Aguiar-Pulido V, AbdelAleem A, Nair V, Thareja G, Suhre K, Shaw GM, Finnell RH, Elemento O, Ross ME.

Genetics in Medicine (2021)

Peer Reviewed Journal Article Review

Unraveling the complex genetics of neural tube defects: From biological models to human genomics and back.

Wolujewicz P, Steele JW, Kaltschmidt JA, Finnell RH, Ross ME.

Genesis (2021)