Andreia Ionescu, PhD

Andreia Ionescu, PhD

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Harvard School of Dental Medicine
188 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Andreia Ionescu, PhD

Dr. Andreia Ionescu received a BS degree in Physics from University of Bucharest, Romania followed by a PhD degree in Biochemistry and Biophysics from the University of Rochester Medical School, NY. In 2003, Dr. Ionescu joined Dr. Andrew Lassar’s lab at Harvard Medical School as a postdoctoral fellow, where she discovered a new family of transcription factors (FoxA) that plays a crucial role in both cartilage development and osteoarthritis. In 2012, Dr. Ionescu was awarded a 2-year grant from the Arthritis National Research Foundation (ANRF) to investigate whether loss of FoxA expression in articular cartilage can protect the knee joint articular cartilage against osteoarthritic degradation. This research has received two prizes for excellence, the Frances D. Morongo award (2012) and the Jack and Vonnie Schlomer award (2013) from the ANRF. Dr. Ionescu joined the faculty in the Department of Developmental Biology at Harvard School of Dental Medicine in 2014.

Fields of Interest

Dr. Ionescu’s research program is centered on epigenetic and transcriptional control of cartilage/bone development and disease.