Rumiana Koynova received her M.S. degrees in physics and in biophysics from Sofia University, Bulgaria, in 1976 and 1979, respectively. She received her Ph.D. and D.S. degrees from the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in 1984 and 2000, respectively. From 1984 to 2001, she worked as a Research Associate at the Institute of Biophysics of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (Sofia, Bulgaria) from 1984 to 1989; and as an Associate Professor at the same place from 1990 to 2001. Since 2002, Rumiana Koynova has been a Research Associate Professor at Northwestern University in Evanston, USA. She was a Visiting Scientist at several places including the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Hamburg Outstation, Germany; King's College London, University of Regensburg, Germany; Institute of Biophysics and X-ray Research, 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 such 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 13 November 2008