Ingrid-Cristiana Vreja


College / University

Faculty of Biology, University of Bucharest

Highest Degree

Bachelor of Science

Major Subjects





Lab Experience

Cell cultures, electrophoresis (agarose gel and SDS-PAGE), protein/ DNA purification, cloning, mutagenesis and expression, spectrophotometry.

Projects / Research

  • 05/2009 – 09/2010: Enzymatic assays of the protein tyrosine phosphatase D1 catalytic domain mutants obtained by site-directed mutagenesis. Enzymology Department, Institute of Biochemistry, Bucharest, Romania
  • 10/2008 – 12/2008: The effect of manganese intoxication on the anion superoxide and lipid peroxidation levels in Hep G2 cells. Research and Formation Centre in the Molecular Biology Field, Faculty of Biology, University of Bucharest, Romania

Scholarships / Awards

2010 – 2011: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School
2010: “Dinu Patriciu” Scholarship
2007 – 2010: “Olympic Merit” Scholarship awarded by the Romanian Government
2007 – 2010: Sindan Pharma Study Scholarship


My fascination about the life sciences began with my first encounter with chemistry and biology and defined my endeavor to become a scientist. So far my research experience mainly involves enzymology and signal transduction, but I am also enthusiastic to explore the field of molecular neurobiology. I am confident that the wide range of courses and lab rotations offered by this program will enable me to make the best choice regarding my future research career.