Professor Roxana O Carare MD, PhD
Professor of Clinical Neuroanatomy, Equality and Diversity Lead
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Roxana Carare is a medically qualified Professor of Clinical Neuroanatomy and experimental neuropathology in the University of Southampton. Having graduated in general medicine in 1994 in Bucharest, Roxana completed her PhD in experimental neuropathology in 2006, in the University of Southampton, UK. The main international recognition for Roxana Carare has come from the neuroanatomy and neuropathology interdisciplinary research she leads, demonstrating the unique lymphatic drainage pathways by which fluid and soluble amyloid are eliminated from the brain along basement membranes within the walls of cerebral capillaries and arteries (Intramural Periarterial Drainage Pathways, IPAD).
The focus of Roxana’s research is to manipulate the intramural periarterial drainage pathways to improve the clearance of amyloid and interstitial fluid from the ageing brain, preventing neurodegenerative and neurovascular diseases
Medical Doctor (MD), Faculty of Medicine, University Carol Davila, Bucharest (1994)
PhD, University of Southampton (2006)
Clinical House Officer Clinical in Medicine, Surgery, Paediatrics, Romanian Hospitals: 1995-1996
Clinical Attachments in Surgery, Care of the Elderly, Hospitals in UK and Rep of Ireland: 1996-1997
Teaching Assistant in Human Morphology, School of Medicine, University of Southampton:1998-2001
Lecturer in Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine,University of Southampton: 2001-2008
Lecturer in Clinical Neurosciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton: 2008-2011
Senior Lecturer in Clinical Neurosciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton:2011-2014
Associate Professor Clinical Neurosciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton: 2014-2016
Professor of Clinical Neuroanatomy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton: 2016-present
Other roles and activities
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Chair of the Steering Committee for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology in the University of Southampton, Visiting Knowledge Exchange Fellow, University of Winchester, Home Office Licensed Teacher of Anatomy. Honorary Consul for Romania. Member of: PRIME- International Medical Education, British Pathological Society, Association for the Study of Medical Education, British Neuroscience Association, British Neuropathological Society, Federation of European Neuroscience Societies, International Brain Research Organisation, British Association of Clinical Anatomists, Anatomical Society, International Alzheimer’s Disease Forum, Association for the Study of Medical Education. Member of the Scientific Committee for Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy 2014. Member of Scientific Committee for Vas-Cog 2015. Invited member of Cerebral Autoregulation Research Network. Associate Editor Frontiers in Ageing Neuroscience; Fluids and Barriers in the CNS, Romanian Medical Journal. Reviewer for Acta Neuropathologica, Neuropathology and Applied Neurobiology, Clinical Anatomy, Experimental Neurology, Alzheimer’s Society, Alzheimer’s Research UK, EU Commission, Brain Canada. Member of British Neuropathological Society Academic Committee; Organising Committee Alzheimer’s Disease International 2016, Member of Pool of Experts BBSRC, Committee Member for the USA National Plan to address Alzheimer’s disease, NIH, 2016.
Best research images at the 2011 Transmission Electron Microscopy British Society meeting; Vice-Chancellor Award for Best Teacher, University of Southampton, 2013; Best poster (senior author) Alzheimer’s Research UK 2014, 3rd prize poster Glia Magdeburg (Germany), 2014. Staff Achievement Award, University of Southampton 2014; supervisor for Abby Keable who won best oral presentation British Association of Clinical Anatomists, 2015; Dementia Leader Award, Alzheimer’s Society 2015, 1st prize Anatomical Society 2015, Venus Influential Woman of the Year 2016.