Associate Professor, University of Southampton

Roxana Carare is a medically qualified Associate Professor in cerebrovascular ageing 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. Her main international recognition has come from the neuroanatomy and neuropathology research she leads, demonstrating the unique pathways by which fluid and soluble amyloid are eliminated from the brain along basement membranes within the walls of cerebral capillaries and arteries. The focus of her research is to manipulate the pathways to improve the clearance of amyloid and interstitial fluid from the ageing brain, preventing neurodegenerative diseases. Interdisciplinary work led by Roxana has been published in high impact peer review journals and Encyclopaedia of Neuroscience. Roxana teaches clinical anatomy to undergraduate and post-graduate medical and health-care professionals and leads the undergraduate Masters in Medical Sciences Programme. Through her senior role within the University-Industry Sector Team, Roxana actively engages with industrial partners. Promoting equality and diversity locally and internationally is an important priority for Roxana. She is part of the International Scientific Steering Committee of Vas-Cog, Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy, Alzheimer’s Society Romania. Roxana is a reviewer for neuroscience, neuropathology and Alzheimer’s disease journals, for national and international funding agencies, as well as for the European Commission. Of Romanian heritage, Roxana is Honorary Consul of Romania, Advisor for Age UK Southampton and Patron of Libra Foundation.

Experience

  • –present
    Associate Professor, University of Southampton