Assoc.-Prof. Dr. Petronel Tuluc

short CV

Education

2018

“Venia docendi” (Habilitation) in Pharmacology

2004 - 2008

University of Innsbruck, doctoral studies (PhD) in the laboratory of Dr. Bernhard E. Flucher studying the role of Voltage Gated Calcium Channels in health and dissease

2001 - 2003

Alexandru I. Cuza University of Iași, Romania. Master of Science in Medical physics - Biophysics

2001 - 2002

Erasmus scholarship at Institute Européen des Membrane, Montpellier, France studying Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapour Deposition

1997 - 2001

Alexandru I. Cuza University of Iași, Romania; Bachlor in Physics/Biophysics

 

Academic career history

2018-presently

Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Innsbruck

2013 - 2018

Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Innsbruck

2010 - 2013

Univ. Assistant, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Innsbruck

2008 - 2010

Principal investigator in MUI research grant MFI 2007-417  (Selbstantrag/Fellowship), Medical University Innsbruck

 

Main research area

Structure and function of voltage gated calcium channel complex; calcium channel voltage sensing mechanism; role of calcium channel subunits in endocrine cells’ hormone release, skeletal and cardiac muscle excitation-contraction coupling.

 

Awards/Prizes

 

2010

 

Early investigator award, The American Biophysical Society and the Biophysical Society of China

 

2007

Molecular Cell Biology and Oncology doctoral program award (1 year fellowship) Medical University Innsbruck, Austria

 

2001

Erasmus scholarship, Physics Department, University of Iași, Romania

 

 

Past research funding

 

2019-2022

(EUR 405.025)

FWF: Mechanisms responsible for sex difference in insulin release

 

2018-2022

(EUR 170.670)

FWF: CavX PhD programm – Calcium channels in excitable cells

 

2014-2016

(EUR 19.804)

Forschungsförderungsmitteln der Nachwuchsförderung 2014 der Universität Innsbruck “ Role of Cav1.3 calcium channel modulation in pancreatic hormones release ”

 

2012-2014
(EUR 10.000)

Jubiläumsfonds der Universität Innsbruck “ Role of Cav1.3 calcium channel in pancreatic β-vell survival and insulin release”

 

2011-2015

(EUR 399.913)

FWF: “Expression and function of the skeletal muscle calcium channel splice variant CaV1.1-DE29” (co-applicant with B.E. Flucher)

 

2008-2010

(EUR 125.923)

Medical University Innsbruck research grant MFI 2007-417, “The role of calcium channel α2δ subunit in native cardiac myocytes”

 

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