Anda-Alexandra Calinescu

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University: 
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Unit: 
Medicine
Department: 
Neurosurgery
Title: 
Research Investigator
Short bio: 

Medical School

Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania, 1994

Graduate School

Ph.D. - Neuroscience, University of Michigan, 2008

Recent publications: 

Castro MG, Candolfi M, Wilson TJ, Calinescu A, Paran C, Kamran N, Koschmann C, Moreno-Ayala MA, Assi H, Lowenstein PR. Adenoviral vector-mediated gene therapy for gliomas: Coming of age. Expert Opin Biol Ther. 2014 Apr 29.

Luo J, Uribe RA, Hayton S, Calinescu AA, Gross JM, Hitchcock PF. Midkine-A functions upstream of Id2a to regulate cell cycle kinetics in the developing vertebrate retina. Neural Dev. 2012 Oct 30; 7(1): 33.

Calinescu AA, Liu T, Wang M, Borjigin J. Transsynaptic activity-dependent regulation of axon branching and neurotropin expression in vivo. J Neuroscience. 2011, 31(36): 12708-15.

Borjigin J, Zhang LS, Calinescu AA. Circadian regulation of pineal gland rhythmicity. Mol Cell Endocrinol. 2012 Feb 5; 349(1): 13-9.

Cui TX, Lin G, Lapensee CR, Calinescu AA, Rathore M, Streeter C, Piwien-Pilipuk G, Lanning N, Jin H, Carter-Su C, Qin ZS, Schwartz J. C/EBPb mediates growth hormone-regulated expression of multiple target genes. Mol Endocrinol. 2011 Apr; 25(4): 681-93.

Calinescu AA, Raymond PA, Hitchcock PF. Midkine expression is regulated by circadian clock in the retina of zebrafish. Vis Neurosco. 2009 Nov; 26(5-6): 495-501.

Calinescu AA, Vihtelic TS, Hyde DR, Hitchcock PF. Cellular expression of midkine-a and midkine-b during retinal development and photoreceptor regeneration in zebrafish. J Comp Neurol. 2009 May 1; 514(1): 1-10.

Craig SE, Calinescu AA, Hitchcock PF. Identification of the molecular signatures integral to regenerating photoreceptors in the retina of zebrafish. J Ocul Biol Dis Infor. 2008 Dec; 1(2-4): 73-84.

Ceseña TI, Cui TX, Piwien-Pilipuk G, Kaplani J, Calinescu AA, Huo JS, Iñiguez-Liuhí JA, Kwok R, Schwartz J. Multiple machanisms of growth hormone-regulated gene expression. Mol Genet Metab. 2007 Feb; 90(2): 126-33.

Hitchcock P, Ochocinska M, Sieh A, Otteson D. Persistent and injury-induced neurogenesis in the vertebrate retina. Prog Retin Eye Res. 2004 Mar; 23(2): 183-94.