Iuliana Lazar

Associate Professor of Biological Sciences

  • Associate Professor of Health Sciences
  • Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, VT Carilion School of Medicine
  • M.Sc., Chemical Engineering/Organic Chemistry, Polytechnic Institute Timisoara, 1984
  • Ph.D., Chemistry, Brigham Young University, 1997
  • Postdoctoral Research, Sensar-Larson-Davis, Provo, UT, 1997 - 1998
  • Postdoctoral Research, Oak Ridge National Lab, 1998 - 2000
  • Principal Research Scientist, Barnett Institute/Northeastern University, 2000-2003


The Lazar Lab Website


Major Fields of Interest

Oncoproteomics, breast cancer cell cycle, signaling, biomarker discovery, development of advanced mass spectrometry and microfluidic technologies for the interrogation of biological systems

Current Research

Cancer is a disease of the cell cycle that results in uncontrolled proliferation of cells. In our laboratory, we explore the molecular mechanisms of breast cancer cell cycle regulation by using holistic, mass spectrometry-based systems biology approaches. We develop proteomic technologies for investigating the pathways that enable cancer cells to bypass tightly regulated molecular checkpoints, proliferate in an unrestrained manner, metastasize and hijack normal biological function. Further, we capitalize on the power of our proteomic data to identify novel therapeutic drug-targets, and to develop microfluidic architectures for targeted detection of biomarkers indicative of disease.

  • (540) 231-5077
  • lazar@vt.edu
  • 2011 Integrated Life Sciences Building (MC 0913)
    1981 Kraft Drive
    Blacksburg, VA 24060
  • Lab: (540) 231-4225