Associate Professor, Physiology

Contact

(989) 774-6556
mariana.rosca@cmich.edu

Research Building 105
Central Michigan University
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859


Biography

Dr. Rosca received her medical degree from the Gr. T. Popa University of Medicine and Pharmacy and completed a residency in internal medicine in Iasi, Romania. She subsequently was a Fulbright postdoctoral fellow and then a faculty member in the Department of Pharmacology and Center of Inherited Disorders of Energetic Metabolism at Case Western Reserve University. She joined the CMU College of Medicine in 2014 as a founding faculty member teaching both physiology and pathophysiology to medical students and serving as co-director of the renal-endocrine course. In education, she has been a critical contributor in writing and reviewing cases across the curriculum and an appreciated small group facilitator. As a result of her educational activity, she was awarded the Founding Faculty Appreciation award in 2017 and the College of Medicine’s Spirit of Teaching Award in 2019.

Dr. Rosca is a tenure-track appointee and her research focuses on mitochondrial diseases, metabolic syndrome and its complications. Her laboratory was a recipient of grants from Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundations and United Mitochondrial Research Foundation and is currently funded by a grant from the American Heart Association. Her laboratory has been inclusive for many undergraduate and medical students. In research, she has demonstrated significant scholarly activity with multiple peer-reviewed publications.

Education

  • Fellowship: Medicine and Pharmacology, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International, Case Western Reserve University
  • Residency: Internal Medicine, St. Spiridon University Hospital, Iasi, Romania
  • Medical School: "Gr.T.Popa" University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Iasi, Romania