MSc/PhD Program
Oana Toader
First Name:
Oana

Last Name:
Toader

Country:
Romania

 

 



Oana Toader

EDUCATION

College / University:
University of Bucharest, Romania

Highest Degree:
B.Sc. 

Major Subjects:
Biochemistry

Lab Experience:
Basic molecular biology techniques, calcium imaging, patch clamp, cell cultures

Projects/Research:
Diploma: “Sensitization of TRPA1 receptor by serotonin and prostaglandin E2
“Substance MCS-18 isolated from Helleborus purpurascens is a potent antagonist of the capsaicin receptor, TRPV1, in rat cultured sensory neurons." Neacsu C, Ciobanu C, Barbu I, Toader O, Szegli G, Kerek F, Babes A. (2009),  Physiological Research , 2009, Jun 19. [Epub ahead of print], PMID: 19537933

Scholarships:
2010 - 2011: Stipend of the Excellence Foundation for the Promotion of the Max Planck Society
2006 - 2009: Romanian Ministry of Education Study Scholarship
2005 - 2006: Romanian Ministry of Education Olympic Honors Scholarship

Awards:
July 2005: Gold medal in Chemistry at the International Pluridisciplinar Olympiad Tuymaada, Yakutsk, Russia
May 2008: Prize for Best Poster, awarded by The National Neuroscience Society Toader O., Ciobanu C., Babes A. “Effect of prostaglandin E2 on TRPA1 ionic channel”
June 2009: First prize at the Student Scientific Communications Session. Toader O, Babes A. “The interaction between TRPA1 ionic channel and serotonin receptors”
June - Sep 2009: Physiological Society Vacation Studentship Award

SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS AND GOALS:

It is fascinating how our brain takes its sensory information from the outside world and transforms it into thoughts, ideas, initiatives, emotions, which lay at the very core of the human personality. I am interested in investigating the physiological and molecular basis of this process and how it is modulated by the interaction with the environment.