Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry


Dr. Deaconescu received her undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in 2001, and then completed doctoral work in molecular biophysics at The Rockefeller University. For her postdoctoral training, Dr. Deaconescu conducted research at Brandeis University and the HHMI Janelia Farm Research Campus in the laboratory of Dr. Nikolaus Grigorieff. Her work brought structural and mechanistic insight into the processes of transcription-coupled DNA repair and cytoskeleton regulation.  She is a recipient of awards from the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the German Society for Biochemistry, NATO, the International Brain Research Organization, Keystone Symposia, Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, The Rhode island Foundation and Brown University. She has served on review panels for the National Institutes of Health as well as foreign and international scientific organizations.

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