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BUCURESTI
President of RSCB
MAYA SIMIONESCU
  Maya Simionescu

CLUJ-NAPOCA - Prof. Dr. CONSTANTIN CRACIUN
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ARAD - Prof. Dr. AUREL ARDELEAN
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ORADEA - Prof. Dr. GABRIELA MUTIU
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TIMISOARA - Prof. Dr. DOINA VERDES
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TARGU-MURES - Prof. Dr. ANCA SINN
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SIBIU - Prof. Dr. LETITIA OPREAN
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BRASOV - Dr. ANTONELA CHESCA
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SATU-MARE/BAIA MARE - Prof. Dr. GAVRIL ARDELEAN
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CONSTANTA - Prof. Dr. DACIANA SAVA
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CRAIOVA - Prof. Dr. CATALINA PISOSCHI
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IASI - Prof. Dr. ELENA COTRUTZ
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Vice-President of the Romanian Academy (1996 – 2005)
President of the Romanian Society for Cell Biology (1995 - present)

President of the Section of Biological Sciences - Romanian Academy
Vice-President of the European Life Scientist Organization Visiting Professor: Yale University, School of Medicine, New Haven, USA;

McGill University, School of Medicine, Montreal, Canada; Columbia University, New York, USA;
University of California at Los Angeles, USA

Member of scientific societies
American Society for Cell Biology
European Cell Biology Organization
European Life Scientist Organization (Vice-President)
Romanian Society for Cell Biology (President)

Major research interest Cellular and molecular biology and pathology of the cardiovascular system, with special emphasis on atherosclerosis and diabetes.
Structural-functional correlation of microcirculation and large blood vessels, endothelial cells, lung cells plasma cells, stem cells, lipoproteins.

Main Achievements
Publications over 400 scientific papers published in international peer review journals 55 chapters in international handbooks and monographs co-editor at two monographs published by Plenum Press, one monograph by The Publishing House of the Romanian Academy and one monograph in Romanian.
ISI Citation of papers: 6415; Hirsh Index: 40

Novel contributions (in collaboration)
Discovery of transendothelial channels and their role in the exchange of macromolecules across endothelial cell (EC). First identification of biochemically and structurally differentiated microdomains on the luminal and abluminal plasmalemma of endothelial cells. Plasmalemmal vesicle membrane: distinct chemical composition and receptors that carry out fluid phase, adsorbtive or receptor-mediated transcytosis. First report on the existence of albumin and histamine receptors in EC. Discovery of intimal deposition of modified and reassembled lipoproteins as the first event occurring in the arterial wall and heart valves at the inception of atherosclerosis. Structural, biochemical and functional characterization of modified lipoproteins isolated from the arterial intima of hypercholesterolemic animal models. Transcytosed lipoproteins amass within the subendothelium as modified and reassembled lipoproteins. Pathobiochemistry of combined diabetes and atherosclerosis studied on an original animal model, hyperlipemic-hyperglycemic hamster. Detection of the effect of high glucose on endothelium and of glycated proteins on lipoproteins that may account for accelerated atherosclerosis in diabetes.

 


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