Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology
The University of California Davis, USA
Diploma of Engineering MSc in Material Science/Physics University of Bucharest V Topa advisorPhD in Molecular Physics cum laude M postol advisorInternational Center for Theoretical Physics Trieste Italy Institute of Atomic Physics Bucharest RomaniaDissertation: Offcenter Diffusion Mechanism Postdoctoral training in chemical physics Department Natuurkunde Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Belgium R Silverans and P Lievens mentorsPostdoctoral training in molecular biophysics Department of Chemistry University of Chicago RS Berry mentor
My recent work is focused on 1) understanding how chronic hyperglycemic conditions trigger the impairment of the insulin and islet amyloid polypeptide (IAPP) secretory lines in pancreatic ß-cells and 2) identifying the consequences of this impairment on the heart function. I am also actively involved in studies aiming at (a) water solvation effects in biological system, (b) understanding physical chemistry aspects of cell injury mechanisms and (c) designing clinical approaches for drug delivery.