Daniela Elena Ungureanu

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Research interests

Daniela Ungureanu is a Co-PI at the Medical Systems Biology Group (Taipale group) at the Biomedicum, Helsinki. She received her PhD in Molecular Immunology at the University of Tampere. During her postdoctoral training she transitioned to structural biology and worked on JAK pseudokinases structural and functional characterization and their role in myeloproliferative diseases in the group of Prof. Olli Silvenoinen at the University of Tampere. In 2014 she started her own independent research group (Cancer Signaling) as Academy of Finland Research Fellow working on structural and functional characterization of ROR pseudokinases during cancer development at the University of Tampere.

In 2020, she started as a Co-PI in Taipale group at the Applied Tumor Genomics RPU in Biomedicum, Helsinki. We take a systems-biology approach to understand how tissue-specific factors collaborate with oncogenic signals to drive cell proliferation in cancer cells. She is also involved in several collaboration projects where the drug testing platform developed at FIMM has been applied to uncover novel drug vulnerabilities in cancer cells.

Education/Academic qualification

Molecular and Cellular Biology , Docent (Associate Prof.), Structural and functional characterization of JAK pseudokinases , University of Tampere

Award Date: 13 Jul 2013

Molecular Immunology , PhD, Post-translational modifications in JAK-STAT pathway, University of Tampere

Award Date: 15 Dec 2005

External positions

Cancer Signaling , Tampere University

Fields of Science

  • 3111 Biomedicine
  • Cancer Genetics, Molecular biology, Cell biology
  • Pseudokinases
  • 318 Medical biotechnology

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Publications and projects within past five years.