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Nicanor I. Moldovan, PhD
Adjunct Associate Research Professor of Ophthalmology
Dr. Moldovan is Associate Research Professor at IUPUI, and founding Director of the 3D Bioprinting Core at Indiana University School of Medicine. He received his MS in Biophysics at the University of Bucharest, Romania and his PhD in Cellular Biology from the ‘N. Simionescu” Institute of Cellular Biology and Pathology (co-founded by the late Nobel laureate George E. Palade) also in Bucharest, Romania. After a post-doctoral training in Cardiovascular Medicine at Johns Hopkins University, he performed extensive Biomedical Engineering research at the Oho State University in Columbus, OH. Among other NIH and AHA funding, he received an RC2 ARRA ‘stimulus’ grant on the interaction of circulating vascular progenitor cells with polymeric micro-fibrils. Dr. Moldovan is the founding Director of the 3D Bioprinting Core at IUSM/IUPUI, equipped with the state-of-the-art 'Regenova' bioprinter, and with the automatic fluorescence microscope 'IncuCyte ZOOM'. To cover the bioprinter's cost, he won a large NIH S10/Shared Instrument Grant award, on which he is Principal Investigator. He is also an Associate Editor of Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine.
Titles & Appointments
- Visiting Scholar/Scientist, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, IUPUI
- Adjunct Associate Research Professor
- Director, 3D Tissue Bioprinting Core at VA Medical Center
Dr. Moldovan's current work is in scaffold-free biofabrication, bioprinting, tissue engineering, and in computer modeling of cells and tissues. He is also interested in implant bio-compatibility, normal and pathological micro-vascularization, roles of the circualting stem/progenitor cells and in their characterization using systems biology.