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Florin M. Selaru

FLORIN M. SELARU, M.D., is currently an Associate Professor of Medicine and Oncology, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins University.  Since its start in 2009, Dr. Selaru has also been directing his basic and applied science laboratory in inflammatory bowel disease and cancer research at Johns Hopkins.

Dr. Selaru’s focus is in bringing cutting edge molecular biology, genetics and engineering to the care of patients with gastroenterological disorders, in particular patients with IBD.  His laboratory focuses on premalignant conditions such as colonic inflammation that can lead to colon cancer and inflammatory conditions of the hepatobiliary tract (such as primary sclerosing cholangitis or liver cirrhosis/fibrosis) that can lead to cholangiocarcinoma or hepatocellular cancer.  The laboratory studies genetic alterations that can be utilized to understand disease progression from normal tissue to inflamed tissue to cancer, as well as to develop markers of early cancer.  Last, the laboratory works closely with several engineering teams for therapeutics development for patients with IBD (neuromodulation, anti-fibrotics, fistula plugs, theragrippers and others).

Dr. Selaru’s overarching goal is to deliver medical products and technologies to cancer patients, through an integrative approach that combines mathematics and data analysis, clinical gastroenterology, molecular and cell biology, engineering and business administration