Adelina Rosca

Adelina Rosca

Location: Room 1.20
Ashworth Laboratories II
Phone: +44 (0) 131 651 3617

  • 2018–Present Postdoctoral Visiting Fellow University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
  • 2014–2018 Virology assistant professor Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy,
    Bucharest (Romania)
  • 2015–2018 Researcher Institute of Virology Stefan S Nicolau, Bucharest (Romania)
  • 2012-2017 PhD The School of Advanced Studies at Romanian Academy of Science. Thesis: MicroRNA
    in viral infections
  • 2004-2011 Medical Doctor Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest

Research Interests

I am particularly interested in studying the epigenetic regulation of viral persistence and evolving strategies.


  • Lixandru, D., P. Alexandru, A. Mihai, A. Roşca, C. Ionescu-Tîrgovişte, L.I. Braşoveanu, and B. Manuel-
    y-Keenoy. Decreased Paraoxonase 2 Enzymatic Activity in Monocyte/macrophages Cells. A
    Comparative in Vivo and in Vitro Study for Diabetes. Free Radical Research. 2017. July, 1–12.
  • Rosca A, Anton G, Botezatu A, Temereanca A, EneL , Achim C, Ruta S. miR-29a associates with viro-
    immunological markers of HIV infection in treatment experienced patients. J Med Virol. 2016
    Dec;88(12):2132-2137. doi: 10.1002/jmv.24586. PubMed PMID: 27232693.
  • A.Roşca, G.Anton, S.Ruţă. MicroRNA biogenesis and its role in HIV-1 infection. Roum. Arch.
    Microbiol. Immunol., vol. 73, no. 3–4, pp. 84–91, Jan.
  • A. Rosca, C. Achim, L. Ene, G. Anton, I. Iancu, A. Temereanca, S. Ruta. Changes in DNA methylation in
    peripheral blood mononuclear cells collected from HIV in-fected patients on cART. The Journal of
    Immunoassay & Immunochemistry. DOI: 10.1080/15321819.2016.1260587. ISSN: 1532-1819. 2016
  • D. Lixandru, L. Moraru, P. Alexandru, I. Stoian, A. Rosca, M. Ghita, C.Caruntu, A. Caruntu, C. Ionescu
    Tirgoviste, C.Guja. Implications Of Antioxidant Enzyme Paraoxonase 2 In Insulin Synthesis And
    Secretion. Chemistry Magazine, Volume l 2016, November.
  • B. Smeu, D. Lixandru, A. Rosca, I. Stoian, L. Gaman, S. Fica, C-tin Ionescu-Tirgoviste, C. Copaescu,
    “Oxidative stress status and adipokines in obese patients prior to metabolic surgery”, Archives of the
    Balkan Medical Union, vol. 51, no. 1, pp. 9-11, March 2016