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Maya Simionescu, Member of the Romanian Academy>

Maya Simionescu
Vice-President of the Romanian Academy

Born: Bucharest, Romania, February 24, 1937

Education

  • 1954 Baccalaureate, High School "I.Hasdeu", Bucharest
  • 1959 Ph.D. in Biology, University of Bucharest
  • 1978 Doctor of Biological Sciences University of Bucharest, Biological Sciences

Positions and Titles

  • Director, Institute of Cellular Biology and Pathology "N. Simionescu", Bucharest
  • Visiting Professor at McGill University, School of Medicine, Montreal, Canada
  • Visiting Professor, Yale University, School of Medicine, Department of Cell Biology, New Haven, USA
  • Visiting Professor at Columbia University, New York, USA
  • Borun Visiting Professor of Cardiology, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, USA
  • President of the Romanian Society for Cell Biology

Professional Experience

  • 1960-1971 - Institute of Endocrinology, Bucharest, Scientific Investigator
  • 1971-1973 - Rockefeller University, New York, Research Associate
  • 1973-1979 - Yale University, School of Medicine Research Associate and Lecturer in Cell Biology and Cytology
  • 1979-1994  - Visiting Professor, Yale University
  • 1979 - Visiting Professor, McGill University
  • 1990-1991 - Visiting Distinguished Professor of Columbia University
  • 1979-1995 - Institute of Cellular Biology and Pathology, Bucharest, Senior Scientific Investigator (grade I)
  • Since 1995 - Institute of Cellular Biology and Pathology “N. Simionescu”, Director
  • Since 1998 - Vice-president of the Romanian Academy

Special Training in Cell Biology and Pathology

  • 1970 - 1973 - The Rockefeller University, Department of Cell Biology (Prof. G.E.Palade), New York, USA
  • 1973 - 1979 - Yale University, Department of Cell Biology (Prof. G.E. Palade) New Haven, USA

Research Experience

  • Endothelium: cell biology and cell pathology
  • Microcirculation: ultrastructure, permeability characteristics, tracers
  • Vascular wall: functional-structural correlations
  • Lung: structural and functional correlations
  • Atherogenesis - prelesional events
  • Diabetes - accelerated Atherogenesis - Cellular events

Technical Expertise

  • Electron microscopy, histo- and cytochemistry, freeze-fracture, autoradiography;
  • Cell dissociation, cell culture, cell fractionation;
  • Macromolecular tracers;
  • Experimental models on laboratory animals; (particularly applied to cardiovascular system and endocrine glands).
  • Biochemistry

Teaching Experience

  • 19 years at Yale University, USA: Cell Biology, Cytology, Histology Course
  • 5 years - University of Bucharest, Romania University of Constanta, Romania

Awards and Honors

  • 1978 - The Louis and Arthur Lucian International Award for Research in Circulatory Diseases-McGill University, Montreal, Canada
  • 1987 - Medal of the Institute of Clinical Electron Microscopy, Bologna, Italy
  • 1990 - Ludwig Schaefer Distinguished Professor, Columbia University, USA
  • 1990 - Borum Professor of Cardiology, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
  • 1991 - Ludwig Schaefer Distinguished Professor, Columbia University, USA
  • 1990-1991 - Correspondent Member of the Romanian Academy
  • Since 1991 - Member of the Romanian Academy
  • Since 1998 - Vice-president of the Romanian Academy
  • 1998 – Sanofi Thrombosis Prize

Consultant to Foreign Scientific Institutions

  • 1976-1978 - NIH-NHLB: consultant to grant applications
  • 1978-present: NSF: consultant to grant applications

Editorial Boards

  • 1977-1992 - Member of the Editorial Board of the Microvascular Research
  • 1989-present - European Journal of Cell Biology
  • 1989-present - Differentiation
  • 1993-present - Cell and Tissue Research
  • 1990-present - Sciences at Techniques de l'Animal de Laboratoire

Affiliations

  • 1973 - American Society for Cell Biology
  • 1982 - Romanian Society for Cell Biology
  • 1982 - European Cell Biology Organization
  • 1998 – European Life Scientists Organization

Foreign Languages

  • English, French

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