Andra-Sorina Tătar


Research Interests

Andra-Sorina has recently obtained her PhD in Physics in the NLMC group, with focus on biomedical applications of nanomaterials, specifically nanomedicine-based theranostics (therapeutics and imaging/diagnosis) of hematological malignant afflictions. Her strong background in Biochemistry (BSc) and Molecular Biotechnology (MSc) often proves invaluable in the interdisciplinary work of the group. Currently, her expertise is aimed at noble-metal nanoparticle synthesis, tailoring and optimization and the further nanoparticle biocompatibilisation and biofunctionalisation using polymers and other relevant bio-molecules. Furthermore, she is trained in using the highly sensitive Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) technique, allowing her research to focus on cellular imaging. Additionally, she is also involved in the development of polymeric/organic nanoprobes for real-time image-guided surgery of ovarian cancer.


• Noble-metal nanoparticle synthesis, tailoring and optimization; and further nanoparticle biocompatibilisation and biofunctionalisation.

• Cellular imaging using the Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) technique.

International visibility

• Co-author of 5 ISI articles and 4 Non-ISI, with a cumulated impact factor of ~26.1, Hirsch Index: 3 (WoS, Scopus, Google Scholar), citations: 47 (WoS), 52 (Scopus), 69 (Google Scholar).

• International conferences participations as main presenter: 2 oral presentations, 4 posters.

BrainMap UEF-ID: U-1700-037Z-7787-

Most Relevant Publications

CD19-targeted, Raman tagged gold nanourchins as theranostic agents against acute lymphoblastic leukemia, A-S. Tatar, A. Jurj, C. Tomuleasa, A. Florea, I. Berindan-Neagoe, D. Cialla-May, J. Popp, S. Astilean, S. Boca, Colloid Surface B, 184 (2019), 110478;

Nanomedicine approaches in acute lymphoblastic leukemia, A-S. Tatar, T. Nagy-Simon, C. Tomuleasa, S. Boca, S. Astilean, J. Controlled Release, 238 (2016) 123-13;