Maria Barbolina, PhD

Title & Department

Associate Professor

Pharmaceutical Sciences

College of Pharmacy

Research Program

Translational Oncology Program (TO)

Phone: 312-355-0670

Email: mvb@uic.edu

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.

Education

PhD, Engelhardt Institute of Molecular Biology Russian Academy of Sciences

Disease Focus

Ovarian

Research Keywords

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

Additional Language(s)

Russian

Published Research

PubMed Search

Other Link(s)

Department Webpage

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