Sorina Suărășan


Research Interests

Her current interests involve interdisciplinary research focused on synthesizing multifunctional plasmonic nanoparticles, as effective biomedical agents for three major applications: biosensing, cancer therapy, and regenerative nanomedicine.


•    Design and development of theranostic nanoplatforms for cancer detection, imaging, and therapy
•    Synthesis of different sized and shaped colloidal metallic and polymeric nanoparticles
•    Nanoparticles characterization, functionalization, and the study of their interaction with proteins, polymers, and drugs using spectroscopic techniques
•    Cell culture and evaluation of nanoparticles’ effect via specific viability assays and fluorescence microscopy

International visibility

22 published ISI articles, 10 as a first author

2 book chapters, as co-author
Project director 2 grants
Member of 13 national/international grants
Citations: 453 (Google Scholar) / 382 (WoS) / 407 (Scopus)
h-index 12

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Most Relevant Publications

Doxorubicin-incorporated nanotherapeutic delivery system based on gelatin-coated gold nanoparticles: formulation, drug release and multimodal imaging of cellular internalization, Sorina Suarasan, Monica Focsan, Monica Potara, Olga Soritau, Adrian Florea, Dana Maniu, Simion Astilean, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 8 (2016), 22900−22913

One-pot, green synthesis of gold nanoparticles by gelatin and investigation of their biological effects on Osteoblast cells, Sorina Suarasan, Monica Focsan, Olga Soritau, Dana Maniu, Simion Astilean, Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 132 (2015), 122-131

Intracellular dynamic disentangling of doxorubicin release from luminescent nanogold carriers by fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy (FLIM) under two-photon excitation, Sorina Suarasan, Ana-Maria Craciun, Emilia Licarete, Monica Focsan, Klara Magyari, Simion Astilean, ACS applied materials & interfaces, 11 (2019), 7812-7822

Assessing the Efficiency of Triangular Gold Nanoparticles as NIR Photothermal Agents In Vitro and Melanoma Tumor Model, Sorina Suarasan, Andreea Campu, Adriana Vulpoi, Manuela Banciu, Simion Astilean, International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 23 (2022), 13724