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ANTONINA ROLL-MECAK

Curriculum vitae

Professional Appointments

2017 – present

Senior Investigator and Chief, Cell Biology and Biophysics Unit, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, U.S.A.

Joint appointment, Biophysics Center, National, Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, U.S.A.

2010 – 2017

Investigator and Chief, Cell Biology and Biophysics Unit, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, U.S.A.

Joint appointment, Biophysics Center, National, Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, U.S.A.

Education

2002 Ph.D., Molecular Biophysics  - The Rockefeller University, New York, NY
1996 B.E., summa cum laude, Chemical Engineering, Minor in Mathematics - The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, Albert E. Nerken School of Engineering, New York     
1992 Baccalaureate with high honors, Mathematics and Physics – Gheorghe Lazar Lyceum, Sibiu, Romania

Awards and Honors

2017 Keith R. Porter Fellow
2016 Gibco Emerging Leader Prize from the American Society for Cell Biology
2016 Blavatnik National Scholar
2015 Margaret Oakley Dayhoff Award from the Biophysical Society
2010-2013 Searle Scholar Award
2010 Special Act of Service Award from the National Institute of Neurological Disorder and Stroke, National Institutes of Health
2006-2013 Burroughs Wellcome Career Award in the Biomedical Sciences
2006-2011 K99/R00 NIH Pathway to Independence Award
2006 Larry L. Hillblom Foundation Fellowship Grant
2006-2010 American Heart Association Scientist Development Award  (declined)
2006 L’Oreal-AAAS For Women in Science Fellowship Award
2003-2006 Damon Runyon Cancer Research Fund Postdoctoral Fellowship
2000-2002 Burroughs Wellcome Fund Predoctoral Fellowship
1997-2000 National Science Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship
1997-1999 The Kosciuszko Foundation Fellowship Grant
1996 The Henry W. Reddick Fund Prize and Medal for meritorious work in mathematics