Cassian Sitaru, PhD

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Department of Dermatology
University of Freiburg, Germany

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Biography

Cassian Sitaru (born 22. November 1971 in Arad, Romania) is a physician scientist at the University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany. He studied medicine and psychology in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, and earned doctoral degrees from the Medical Schools of the “Iuliu-Hatieganu” University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania and Würzburg, Germany. Dr. Sitaru trained in dermatology and performed postdoctoral research at the Universities in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, Würzburg, and Lübeck, Germany. Further training in clinical pathology underpins and extends his clinical expertise in inflammatory autoimmune diseases. His research interests are related to both fundamental aspects of pathomechanisms of pathogenic autoantibody production and of inflammatory autoimmune tissue damage and translational approaches toward the development of diagnostic tests and novel therapeutic strategies in autoimmune dermatoses. Based on the research accomplishments in the field of immunodermatology, he obtained the qualification as university lecturer (Habilitation) and established a research group focusing on the autoimmune skin diseases, with emphasis on blistering diseases. He published numerous papers in peer-reviewed journals and serves as reviewer for medical journals, including the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, Journal of Immunology, andJournal of Clinical Investigation. He is member of the Editorial Boards of the Open Pathology Journal, the Open Autoimmunity Journal, Biology and Therapy of Cancer Cell, and of the Faculty of 1000 Medicine, section Dermatology.

Research Interest

Dr. Cassian Sitaru's research interests include: Pathomechanisms of pathogenic autoantibody production and of inflammatory autoimmune tissue damage Development of diagnostic tests and novel therapeutic strategies in autoimmune dermatoses

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