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MS/BE Technical University of Iasi, Romania
PhD Florida International University, Miami, FL
Postdoctoral Fellow, Laboratory of Comparative Carcinogenesis, National Cancer Institute/ National Institutes of Health, (NCI/NIH) Frederick, MD
Sabbatical Leave, CNRS/University of Claude Bernard Lyon 1, Lyon, France
Selected Publications

Desrues, T.; Merad, J.; Andrei, D.; Pons, J-M.; Parrain, J-L.; Médebielle, M.; Quintard, A.; Bressy, C. ” Impact of the Difluoromethylene Group in the Organocatalyzed Acylative Kinetic Resolution of α,α-Difluorohydrins” Angewandte Chemie, International Edition, 2021, 60 (47), 24924-24929

Puglisi, M.P.; Bradaric, M. J.; Pontikis, J.; Cabai, J.; Weyna, T.; Tednes, P.; Schretzman, R.; Rickert, K.; Cao, Z.; Andrei, D.* “Novel primary amine diazeniumdiolates - chemical and biological characterization” Drug Development Research, 2018, 79, 136-143. *Corresponding author

Bharadwaj, G.; Benini, P. G.Z.; Basudhar, D.; Ramos-Colon C. N.; Johnson G. M.; Larriva, M. M.; Keefer, L. K.; Andrei, D.; Miranda, K. M.:”Analysis of the HNO and NO donating properties of alicyclic amine diazeniumdiolates” Nitric Oxide, 2014, 42, 70–78

Andrei, D.; Salmon, J.D.; Donzelli, S.; Wahab, A.; Citro. M.; Saavedra, J.E.;Miranda, K.M.; Keefer, L. K. “Dual mechanisms of HNO generation by a nitroxyl prodrug of the diazeniumdiolate (NONOate) class”, Journal of American Chemical Society 2010, 132, 16526-16532.

Andrei, D.*;Maciag, A.E; Chakrapani, H.; Citro, M.L.; Keefer, L. K.; Saavedra, J. E.; ”Aryl Bis(diazeniumdiolates): Potent Inducers of S-Glutathionylation of Cellular Proteins and Their in Vitro Antiproliferative Activities”, Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 2008, 51(24), 7944-7952. *Corresponding author. 

Selected Presentations
Andrei, D.; Puglisi, M.; Shahid, M.; Bradaric, M.; 14th World Congress on Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Design, 2019, Edinburgh, Scotland; “Diazeniumdiolates as HNO/NO donors: synthesis and biological activity”
Andrei, D; Puglisi, M; Bradaric, M; Tednes, P; Cabai, J:16th Tetrahedron Symposium, Challenges in Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry, 2015 Berlin, Germany.“Synthesis, characterization & biological properties of new diazeniumdiolates as nitroxyl donors”
Andrei, D.; Weyna, T; Cabai, J; Pontikis, J.; Biggs, J.: 14th Tetrahedron Symposium, Challenges in Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry, 2013, Vienna, Austria. “Novel HNO donors from primary amines”
Watrous, D.; Ciochina, R.; Andrei, D.: 245th American Chemical Society National Meeting, (ACS) 2013, New Orleans, Louisiana. “Studies Toward Metal-Mediated Synthesis of S-Adenosyl-L-homocysteine Analogues”
Awards and Grants
DOD (Department of Defense’s HBCU/MI) Equipment/Instrumentation grant: Application No. 79648-RT-REP. Essential Imaging Technology for Enhanced Education and Research in STEM Fields at Dominican University; CoPI, 2022, awarded $478,741.


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