Background and Interests
Dragos is currently reading for a DPhil in Interdisciplinary Bioscience at New College. Besides being an avid traveller, he loves hiking, listening to music, going to and organising social events. He also loves experiencing different cuisines.
His academic interests lie in circadian rhythm's biology. As up to one third of the mammalian genes are regulated by the circadian clock, a molecule that could restore altered circadian gene expression could be of utmost importance in tackling a broad range of disorders, from neuropsychiatric conditions to diabetes.
DPhil in Interdisciplinary Bioscience DTP
University of Oxford, New College, 2016-present
MSc in Pharmacology (Distinction)
University of Oxford, Linacre College, 2014-2015
BSc in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology (1st with Honours)
University of Milan, 2011-2014
University of Oxford (DPhil rotation) (Jan 2017 - April 2017)
Currently undertaking a research project in understanding the mechanisms of action of a class of epigenetic drugs that is believed to modulate circadian rhyhtms.
University of Oxford (Research assistant) (Oct 2015 - Sept 2016)
This research project aimed at identifying and characterising (through screening techniques) new molecules that are able to shift circadian rhythms in-vitro and in-vivo.
University of Oxford (Research project) (Feb 2015 - Sept 2015)
This research project mainly focused on in vitro and in vivo studies of two reprofiled drugs with potential therapeutic effects in bipolar disorder.
University of Milan (Research project) (Dec 2013 - Jul 2014)
The research focused on studying the effects of a novel molecule acting on histaminergic H1 autoreceptors as a potential modulator in neuroplasticity.