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Daniela Popescu

Daniela Popescu, Ph.D. Biology

Dr. Daniela Popescu
Assistant Professor Biology


Ph.D.  Vanderbilt University,  Department of Pharmacology, Nashville, TN, USA

M.D. “Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy,  Department of Medicine, Bucharest, Romania

I  have lived in Cleveland since 2006 with my  husband and our daughter.  I have two cats (Stormy and Fluffy).  I enjoy teaching, traveling, and reading. I worked  as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Cleveland Clinic and as a Research Associate at Case Western Reserve University in the neuroscience  field. I have authored or co-authored various journal papers, and conference abstracts in the field of neuroscience. Prior to  joining the Kent State University,  I  worked as an adjunct faculty at Cuyahoga Community College in the Department of Health Careers & Sciences. In the Fall of 2013 I was honored to join Kent State University, having  the opportunity to share my love for science and anatomy and physiology with my students.

Courses taught:

BSCI 10001--Human Biology (lecture and laboratory)
BSCI 11020--Anatomy and Physiology (lecture and laboratory)
BSCI 20020--Biological Structure and Function (lecture and laboratory)
BSCI 10120--Biological Foundations (lecture and laboratory)


Myelin antigen load influences antigen presentation and severity of central nervous system autoimmunity. Jaini R, Popescu DC, Flask CA, Macklin WB, Tuohy VK., J Neuroimmunol. 2013 Jun 15; 259(1-2):37-46.

Longitudinal Near Infrared Imaging of Myelination, Wang C, Wu C, Popescu DC, Zhu J, Macklin WB, Miller RH, Wang Y. J Neurosci. 2011 Feb 16;31(7):2382-90.

A novel PET marker for in vivo quantification of myelination., Wu C, Wang C, Popescu DC, Zhu W, Somoza EA, Zhu J, Condie AG, Flask CA, Miller RH, Macklin W, Wang Y. Bioorg Med Chem. 2010 Dec 15;18(24):8592-9. Epub 2010 Nov 9.

In situ fluorescence imaging of myelination, Wang C, Popescu DC, Wu C, Zhu J, Macklin W, Wang Y., J Histochem Cytochem. 2010 Jul;58(7):611-21.

Anchoring TRP to the INAD macromolecular complex requires the last 14 residues in its carboxyl terminus.. Peng L, Popescu D.C., Wang N, Shieh BH, J Neurochem. 2008 104(6):1526-35.

Scaffolding protein INAD regulates deactivation of vision by promoting phosphorylation of TRP by eye-PKC in Drosophila, Popescu D. C., Ham A. J. L., and Shieh B. -H, The Journal of Neuroscience, 2006 , 26 (33), 8570-8577.

Ph.D. research thesis- Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA, Regulation of the TRP calcium channel by eye-PKC in Drosophila, Popescu D.C., and Shieh B. -H., 12/2006.

Regulation of the TRP calcium channel by eye-PKC in Drosophila, Popescu, D.C. and Shieh, B. H., The FASEB Journal, 2006, 20 (4), A495, 337.1.

Protein kinase C isoforms in Drosophila, Shieh, B.-H., Parker, L., and Popescu, D.C., Journal of Biochemistry, 2002, 132 (4), 523-527.

M.D. research thesis- “Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania, Fungal infections in the immunocompromised patients, Popescu, D.C., and Popa, L,  9/1998.

A new model of cuprizone-mediated demyelination/remyelination, Sachs HH, Bercury KK, Popescu DC, Narayanan SP, Macklin WB, ASN Neuro. 2014 Sep 30;6(5).