Nicu, E.A.

Assistant professor (Periodontology)


  • Periodontology
  • Oral immunology
  • Oral-systemic interaction

Professional interests

  • Immune mechanisms contributing to oral health
  • Oral health in relation to systemic health
  • Immunomodulation in periodontitis

Professional employment history

2015-present Assistant professor (Periodontology, ACTA)
2011-2015 Post-doctoral Researcher, Tenure-Track (Periodontology, ACTA)
2011 MSc in Periodontology and Implantology, KUL, Leuven, Belgium (cum laude)
2008 PhD (Periodontology, ACTA)
2003 MSc Dentistry, University Iuliu Hatieganu, Cluj Napoca, Romania (cum laude)

Selected scientific publications

Rijkschroeff P, Loos BG, Jansen DC, van der Weijden GA, Keijser BJF, Nicu EA. The role of polymorphonuclear neutrophils in the healthy oral cavity. International Journal of Oral Sciences 2016
Nicu EA
, Loos BG. PMN numbers and function in periodontitis and their possible modulation as a therapeutic approach. Periodontology 2000 2016; 71: 140–163
Nicu EA
, Van der Velden U, Nieuwland R, Everts V, Loos BG. Elevated platelet and leukocyte response to oral bacteria in periodontitis. Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis 2009; 7:162-170.
Nicu EA
, Van der Velden U, Everts V, Van Winkelhoff AJ, Roos D, Loos BG. Hyper-reactive PMNs in FcgRIIa 131H/H genotype periodontitis patients. Journal of Clinical Periodontology 2007; 34: 938-945.

LIST OF PUBLICATIONS (from 1999 until now)