Maria Barbolina, PhD

Associate Professor

Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences

College of Pharmacy

Research Program

Translational Oncology Program (TO)

Phone: 312-355-0670

Email: [email protected]

Our main research interests are centered on identifying and characterizing novel mechanisms regulating ovarian carcinoma metastasis. The goal of these studies is to identify novel drug-targetable vulnerabilities in ovarian carcinoma and to validate potential new drug targets in preclinical models of the disease. We combine a broad range of biochemical, cell and molecular biology assays, as well as animal models to address this unmet need. We are also interested in mechanisms regulating neurodegeneration and memory/learning. Mechanistic characterization of common molecular mechanisms governing neurodegeneration and cancer enables us to repurpose cancer drugs for neuroscience and vice versa.


PhD, Engelhardt Institute of Molecular Biology Russian Academy of Sciences

Disease Focus


Research Keywords

Ovarian Cancer; Metastasis; Chemokine; Chemotherapy; Microtubule-associated Protein Tau

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