A young researcher, the PhD student of health sciences, employed in Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine in Lodz at the Department of Translational Research. Ms. Tarhonska is experienced in molecular biology, particularly in genetics, epigenetics and proteomics. Her research experience is connected with the field of genetic polymorphism, gene and protein expression and their role in the the genetic susceptibility and cancer etiology. Her research interests include the toxic effects of environmental cadmium exposure on initiation and progression of breast cancer. Ms. Tarhonska has been responsible as a supervisor in one of the national statutory projects in NIOM.