Research interests: Medical biotechnologies and epigenetics
Field of interest mainly focuses on understanding the changes produced along different cell signaling pathways following exposure to various agents from the extracellular environment (ex. nanomaterials, epigenetic inhibitors, cytostatic drugs etc). Using a variety of cell types as model systems and involving a number of functional studies, molecular biology techniques, flow cytometry and cellular imaging approaches, disturbances that occur in the cell in response to the action of various factors, potentially disruptive is investigated, in an attempt to understand their implications for human health.
Interest in the environmental factor effects is not limited to in vitro studies, but extends to various pollutants that can affect human populations. In this respect the work done in the project TE 181/2015, is trying to decipher the genetic and epigenetic connection between environmental pollutants, chronic kidney diseases and cancer.
UMF “Victor Babes” Timisoara
Oncogen Center -SCJUT Timisoara