Sorina Suarasan



PhD student

Sorina Suarasan


M. Sc. Biomaterials, "Babes-Bolyai" University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania 2011.

B. Sc. Medical Physics, "Babes-Bolyai" University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania 2009


Research Interests:

- Gold nanoparticles synthesis - Functionalization of gold nanoparticles and their biomedical applications - Implications of nanotechnology in medicine



- Chemical and bio-assisted synthesis of gold nanoparticles

- Study of the interaction between proteins and gold nanoparticles

- Spectroscopic measurement

Latest publications:

  1. S. Suarasan, E. Licarete, S. Astilean, A-M. Craciun, Probing cellular uptake and tracking of differently shaped gelatin-coated gold nanoparticles inside of ovarian cancer cells by two-photon excited photoluminescence analyzed by fluorescence lifetime imaging (FLIM), Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces 166 (2018) 135-143. (doi)
  2. M. Potara, T. Nagy Simon, A. M. Craciun, S. Suarasan, E. Licarete, F. Imre Lucaci, and S. Astilean, Carboplatin-Loaded, Raman-Encoded, Chitosan-Coated Silver Nanotriangles as Multimodal Traceable Nanotherapeutic Delivery Systems and pH Reporters inside Human Ovarian Cancer Cells, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 9 (2017) 3256532576. (doi)
  3. S. Suarasan, T. Simon, S. Boca, C. Tomuleasa, S. Astilean, Gelatin coated gold nanoparticles as carriers of FLT3 inhibitors for acute myeloid leukemia treatment, Chem Biol Drug Des 87 (2016) 927-935. (doi)
  4. B. Petrushev, S. Boca, T. Simon, C. Berce, I. Frinc, D. Dima, S. Selicean, G.-A. Gafencu, A. Tanase, M. Zdrenghea, A. Florea, S. Suarasan, L. Dima, R. Stanciu, A. Jurj, A. Buzoianu, A. Cucuianu, S. Astilean, A. Irimie, C. Tomuleasa, I. Berindan-Neagoe, Gold nanoparticles enhance the effect of tyrosin kinase inhibitors in acute myeloid leukemia therapy, Int. J. Nanomedicine 11 (2016) 641-660. (doi)
  5. S. Suarasan, M. Focsan, M. Potara, O. Soritau, A. Florea, D. Maniu, S. Astilean, Doxorubicin-Incorporated Nanotherapeutic Delivery System Based on Gelatin-Coated Gold Nanoparticles: Formulation, Drug Release, and Multimodal Imaging of Cellular Internalization, ACS Applied materials and interfaces 8 (2016) 22900-22913. (doi)
  6. S. Suarasan, M. Focsan, O. Soritau, D. Maniu, S. Astilean, One-pot, green synthesis of gold nanoparticles by gelatin and investigation of their biological effects on Osteoblast cells, Colloids Surf., B 132 (2015) 122-131. (doi)
  7. S. Suarasan, M. Focsan, D. Maniu, S. Astilean, Gelatin-nanogold bioconjugates as effective plasmonic platforms for SERS detection and tagging, Colloids Surf., B 103 (2013) 475-481. (doi)

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