Rumiana Koynova received her MS degrees in Physics and in Biophysics from Sofia University, Bulgaria, in 1976 and 1979, respectively. She received her PhD and DSc degrees from the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in 1984 and 2000, respectively. From 1984 to 2001 she worked at the Institute of Biophysics of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in Sofia, from 1984 to 1989 as a Research Associate, and from 1990 to 2001 as an Associate Professor. From 2002 Rumiana Koynova is a Research Associate Professor at Northwestern University in Evanston, USA. She has been a visiting scientist at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Hamburg Outstation, Germany, King's College London, University of Regensburg, Germany, Institute of Biophysics and X-ray Research, Graz, Austria, and the Ohio State University, Columbus, USA. Her major research interests are in membrane biophysics and biophysical chemistry, specifically in the structure and phase behavior of lipid membranes, liposomes as drug and gene delivery vehicles, and lipid/DNA supramolecular assemblies. She is a member of the Editorial Board of Lipid Insights (Libertas Academica).
Biography Updated on 4 February 2009