Dr. Maricica Pacurari

pacurariOffice: JAP Science Building – Rm: 440

Phone: (601)-979-3464

Fax: (601)-979-5853





  • Ph.D., West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, 2006
  • M.Sc., West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, 2001
  • B.Sc., College of Veterinary Medicine and Zoology, Iasi, Romania, 1989


Research Interests:

  • • Vascular biology and physiology
  • • Mechanism of endothelial dysfunction in kidney disease
  • • Oxidative stress and endothelial dysfunction
  • • Role of inflammation in vascular injury and hypertension
  • • Role of microRNA in inflammation-induced vascular injury
  • • Hormonal regulation of microRNA
  • • Vascular endothelial cell and macrophages interactions under toxicological environment: role of carbonaceous nanoparticles in mediating interactions
  • • Nanoparticles, heavy metals, and construction dusts effect on activation of signal transduction pathway in vascular and lung cells
  • • Molecular network interactions: identification of gene/genes within a specific signaling or disease pathway with therapeutic potential