Prof Marija Krstic-Demonacos

School of Science, Engineering & Environment

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Current positions

Professor of Molecular Medicine


• 1995: PhD in Endocrinology, University of California San Francisco, USA

• 2013-current: Professor, Chair in Molecular Medicine
• 2014-2022: Director of Biomedical Research Centre, School of Science, Engineering and Environment, University of Salford
• 2003-2013: Wellcome Trust research fellow and Lecturer, Lecturer and Principal Investigator, University of Manchester,
• 1996-2003: Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Glasgow

Areas of Research

Cellular response to stress and hormonal signals

My main research interests focus is on the investigation of the molecular mechanisms governing the regulation of gene expression in normal and cancer cells and in particular the (A) analysis of the function of steroid receptors, (B) the role of tumor suppressor p53. We study leukemia, lung, breast and other types of cancer as well as inflammatory processes, using molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology, translational medicine and bioinformatics-based methods. Overall, I concentrate my research efforts on addressing important questions towards characterising the mechanisms of gene expression and signaling pathways in pathological conditions towards improving clinical practice. I pursue scientific excellence using diverse funding sources and forming strong networks of highly productive local, national and international collaborations. I serve as editor and reviewer of numerous biomedical journals and funding bodies and have been a member of several scientific societies.