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Kennet B. Marcu

Kennet B. Marcu

Professor
Stony Brook University
USA

Biography

Dr. Kenneth B. Marcu earned his B.S. degree in Biological Sciences in 1972 and subsequently his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology in 1975 both from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY USA. From 1975-1978 he trained as a NIH Postdoctoral Fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Robert P. Perry at the Institute for Cancer Research, Philadelphia, NY. on mechanisms of immunoglobulin mRNA processing and also worked together with Drs. Oliver Smithies and Frederic Blattner at the Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI on the first cloning of immunoglobulin heavy chain genes. In 1978, Dr. Marcu was appointed Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology at Stony Brook University and in 1983 was promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure and in 1988 to Full Professor of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Microbiology and Pathology. He was also a member of the Basel Institute for Immunology, Basel, Switzerland from 1983-84 and was a Visiting Professor at the Faculty des Sciences, University of Nice from 1994-96. Since 2002, Dr. Marcu is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy and a Senior Visiting Scientist at the Rizzoli Orthopedic Institute, Bologna, Italy. Prof. Marcu is a molecular biologist and immunologist with extensive experience in all aspects of gene regulation in higher eukaryotic cells and knowledge of both innate and adaptive immune responses.

Research Interest

Gene expression programming in extracellular inflammatory and intracellular stress-like signaling. Molecular basis of OA, cancer and cellular senescence in response to DNA damage and cell migration in response to tissue damage