Dr. Maricica Pacurari

pacurariOffice: JAP Science Building – Rm: 440

Phone: (601)-979-3464

Fax: (601)-979-5853





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

Research Interests:

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