Mircea Leabu

We can only love what we know, and we can never know completely what we do not love.
Putem iubi doar ceea ce cunoaștem și nu putem cunoaște niciodată pe deplin ceea ce nu iubim.

— Aldous Huxley: The Perennial Philosophy


Mircea Leabu

Office Address: 99-101 Splaiul Independenţei
5th Sector, Bucharest, Romania
Home Address: 3rd Sector, Bucharest, Romania

Deputy Director and Principal Investigator
„Victor Babeş” National Institute of Pathology
Former positions in the Institute:
Scientific Secretary
Head of Cell Biology Laboratory

Associate Professor in Cell Biology
Cell Biology and Histology
“Carol Davila” University of Medicine & Pharmacy

Associate Member
Research Center for Applied Ethics
Faculty of Philosophy
University of Bucharest

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1991 - PRESENT

Assistant Professor (1991 — 2003)
Associate Professor (starting with 2003)
Retired&Collaboration (Part time job from 2018, April 1)

„Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest

— Courses and tutorials in cell biology. Tutorials in histology.
— Research in cardiac pathology (miocardial ischaemia-reperfusion injury). Management of Research Projects

2005 - PRESENT

Deputy Director and Principal Investigator,
former positions:
Scientific Secretary,
Head of Cell Biology Laboratory

“Victor Babeş” National Institute of Pathology, Bucharest, Romania

— Management of research projects and research activity in the lab.
— Areas: cell motility, cell signaling by integrins, cytoskeletal organization/reorganisation, cell invasion and metastasis, antitumoral drugs development.

— Leader of a Group for debates in bioethics; co-superviser for PhD Students in Applied Ethics.
— Research in Applied Ethics, with emphasis on Bioethics and Research Ethics.

2000 - 2005

Postdoctoral Fellow (2000 — 2003)
Visiting Scientist (starting with 2003)

Robarts Research Institute, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada (Bosco Chan’s Lab)

— Research Field: Mechanisms for cell morphology and motility controlling by integrins.

— Research on endothelial cell, electron microscopy, experimental models on atherogenesis, biochemical technics.


2010 — 2013

Postdoctoral Fellow
Postdoctoral studies on Research Ethics in translational medicine and transplantation.
„Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest

1992 — 1998

PhD in Medical Biochemistry
Biochemical changes induced by ischaemia-reperfusion injury type in myocardium.
„Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest

1972 — 1976

MS in Chemistry, pure chemistry
„Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of Iassy.
Grade: 9.93 (Head of the class @ national level)

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