Maria Barbolina obtained her M.S. degree in biotechnology from Lomonosov Moscow State Academy of Fine Chemical Technology in Moscow, Russia. She completed her Ph.D. degree in molecular biology in 2001 at the Engelhardt Institute of Molecular Biology of Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia. Her first postdoctoral training in molecular biology was at the State University of New York at Buffalo, NY, USA. In 2004 she switched her research interests to the field of ovarian cancer research and began her postdoctoral training at Northwestern University in the lab of Dr. Sharon Stack. In 2006 she proceeded with additional postdoctoral training in tissue engineering under Dr. Lonnie Shea at Northwestern University. While being at Dr. Shea’s lab, Dr. Barbolina kept her scientific independence and continued studies of ovarian carcinoma funded by several consecutive postdoctoral fellowships from Illinois Department of Public Health and Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation. In 2008 she moved to her tenure-track position at the University of Illinois at Chicago as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Barbolina is a Member of the American Association for Cancer Research, a Member of the Metastasis Research Society, and an Organizing Committee Councilor of the Great Lakes Chapter of the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. She has received numerous awards, including prestigious Liz Tilberiz Award from Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation and Hans Vahlteich Award from UIC College of Pharmacy. She was selected to attend Smuckler Memorial Workshop in Pathology organized by the NCI. Dr. Barbolina served as a Scientific Grant Reviewer for the national and international federal agencies, including the Department of Defense, National Cancer Institute, National Cancer Institute of France and French Ministry of Health, and Australian National Health and Medical Research Council. She has reviewed manuscripts for multiple scientific journals.
Biography Updated on 7 February 2013