Roxana Ola is a Junior Professor in the Cardiovascular Pharmacology in the Department of Experimental Pharmacology, Medical Faculty Mannheim, University of Heidelberg. She graduated in Biology and Chemistry in Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj Napoca, Romania, and obtained her PhD in the Faculty of Medicine, Helsinki University. Thereafter she pursued her postdoctoral training at Yale School of Medicine, Cardiovascular Department. Then she was appointed as a Visiting Professor at Transylvania Faculty of Medicine, Brasov, Romania before she started her own group as a Junior Professor at the Medical Faculty Mannheim focusing on cellular and molecular mechanisms controlling vascular quiescence.
Qualifications and Scientific Curriculum
PhD studies, Faculty of Medicine, Helsinki University, Finland
PhD, Faculty of Medicine, Helsinki University, Finland; Faculty of Biology & Geology, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Postdoctoral Fellow, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
Visiting Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Transylvania Univ., Brasov, Romania
Junior Professor, Cardiovascular Pharmacology, European Center for AngioScience (ECAS), Medical Faculty Mannheim, Heidelberg University, Germany
Genet G, Boyé K, Mathivet T, Ola R, Zhang F, Dubrac A, Li J, Genet N, Henrique Geraldo L, Benedetti L, Künzel S, Pibouin-Fragner L, Thomas JL, Eichmann A: Endophilin-A2 dependent VEGFR2 endocytosis promotes sprouting angiogenesis. Nat Commun. 10:2350, 2019.
Zhang F, Zarkada G, Han J, Li J, Dubrac A, Ola R, Genet G, Boyé K, Michon P, Künzel S, Camporez JP, Singh AK, Fong GH, Simons M, Tso P, Hernando CF, Shulman GI, Sessa WC, Eichmann A: Lacteal junction zippering protects against diet-induced obesity. Science. 361:599-603, 2018.
Kraehling JR, Chidlow JH, Rajagopal C, Sugiyama MG, Fowler JW, Lee MY, Zhang X, Ramírez-Hidalgo CM, Park EJ, Tao B, Chen K, Kuruvilla L, Larriveé B, Folta Stogniew E, Ola R, Rotllan N, Zhou W, Nagle MW, Herz J, Williams KJ, Eichmann A, Lee WL, Fernández Hernandoand C, Sessa WC: Genome-wide RNAi screen reveals ALK1 mediates LDL uptake and transcytosis in endothelial cells. Nat Commun. 7:13652, 2016.
Dubrac A, Genet G, Ola R, Zhang F, Pibouin-Fragner L, Han J, Zhang J, Thomas JL, Chedotal A, Schwartz MA, Eichmann A: Targeting NCK-Mediated Endothelial Cell Front-Rear Polarity Inhibits Neovasculari¬zation. Circulation. 133:409-21, 2016.
Fortuna V, Pardanaud L, Brunet I, Ola R, Ristori E, Santoro MM, Nicoli S, Eichmann A: Vascular Mural Cells Promote Noradrenergic Differentiation of Embryonic Sympathetic Neurons. Cell Rep. 11:1786-96, 2015.