Cristina Stefana Orobeti, MSc

Cristina Stefana Orobeti
Group: Molecular Cell Biology
Department: Molecular Cell Biology

Research assistant

Research interests: Biomaterials, In vitro testing, Human mesecnhymal stem cells, Lab-on-a-chip


2012-2016: Bachelor degree on Applied Engineering Sciences, Biomaterials and Medical Devices Specialisation, Faculty of Biomedical Engineering, Polytechnic University of Bucharest Romania. 2017-present: Master student at Smart Biomaterials and Applications Programme, Faculty of Medical Engineering, Polytechnic University of Bucharest Romania. 2016-present: Research assistant at Center for Advanced Laser Technologies Department, National Institute for Laser, Plasma and Radiation Physics (INFLPR), Magurele, Romania. 2018-present: Research assistant at Molecular Cell Biology Department, Institute of Biochemistry of the Romanian Academy, Bucharest, Romania.




Role of TG2 in cancer tumor microenvironment for guiding metastasis prevention therapeutic approaches 2020-2022
Acronym: TG2TARGET
Budget: 431,900 RON
Project director: Livia Sima

The overall goal of the current project is to understand the impact of tissue transglutaminase (TG2) targeting in the context of ovarian cancer (OC) tumor microenvironment (TME). Our aproach is aimed at testing the hypothesis that interventions in targeting TG2 in the OC TME will disrupt pro-tumorigenic signaling cross-talk within tumors.

Context-dependent therapeutic targeting of ovarian cancer metastasis using TG2 small molecule inhibitors 2020-2022
Budget: 600,000 RON
Project director: Livia Sima

The principal goal of this project is the development of a new class of small molecule inhibitors (SMIs) targeting TG2-FN interaction, which is currently in the phase of lead optimization, translatable to clinical use for prevention of ovarian cancer dissemination, either alone or in combinations.