Congratulations to Dr. Ruxandra F. Sîrbulescu, Principal Investigator at VIC, for her promotion to Assistant Professor in Neurology at Harvard Medical School! Dr. Sîrbulescu and her team at VIC focus on understanding mechanisms of neuroinflammation and cell-based immunomodulation in the context of acute and chronic brain injury and neurodegenerative diseases. In a recent article published in the Journal of Neuroinflammation, Dr. Sîrbulescu and her team investigate mechanisms of immunomodulation in the context of traumatic brain injury using local therapeutic application of B cells, and demonstrate that in the appropriate setting, these immune cells can act as powerful neuroprotective agents. Dr. Sîrbulescu’s innovative research has been recognized through multiple publications, media articles, patents, and distinctions, including the Dr. Melvin Field Innovation Award, and several Excellence in Innovation certificates from Partners Healthcare, as well as funding support from the National Institutes of Health.

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