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Daniela Tirziu, PhD

Research Scientist; Associate Director of Academic Research, Yale Cardiovascular Research Group

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Daniela Tirziu, PhD



Dr. Tirziu is a Research Scientist and Associate Director of Academic Research (YCRG) who’s oversaw and served as an instrumental member of numerous, innovative advancements in the cardiovascular medicine, specifically in the fields of atherosclerosis, angiogenesis, myocardial hypertrophy, heart failure and medical devices. Dr. Tirziu’s clinical research is focused on the design, reporting and regulatory documentations for interventional cardiovascular device trials, including First-in-Human, CE Mark, IDE/IND Phase III and IV trials and post marketing studies in the US and worldwide. She has made important contributions to clinical research documents, regulatory documents (clinical trial protocols and study reports) and meta-analyses to guide clinical investigation on several novel cardiovascular devices and cerebral embolic protection devices. Dr. Tirziu's research on the basic science front contributed to the understanding of cellular crosstalk in the heart and unraveled a novel molecular mechanism of endothelium-dependent regulation of myocardial hypertrophy and metabolism.

Education & Training

  • Research Associate (postdoctoral training)
    Dartmouth Medical School, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (2006)
  • PhD
    Romanian Academy of Sciences (2000)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
FAHAAmerican Heart Association2013
“Junior Investigator Award”The Society for Vascular Medicine and the North American Vascular Biology Organization2005
“Magna cum laudae”Romanian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Cellular Biology and Pathology “Nicolae Simionescu”, Romania2000
“Constantin Velican Award” for research in atherosclerosis and cardiovascular diseasesRomanian Society for Cell Biology1998

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