Victoria Stepanova, PhD

Research Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Contact Information512 Stellar Chance Bld
422 Curie Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19027
Office: 215-662-7757


Specialty Division

Immunobiology and Experimental Pathology

Research Expertise

Biology of plasminogen activators, thrombosis, signal transduction, vascular, lung and cancer cell biology, angiogenesis, tuberous sclerosis complex, lymphangioleiomyomatosis, lymphangiogenesis


MS (Chemistry), Chemistry Department, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia, 1990
Ph.D (Aerospace Biology and Medicine, Pathophysiology), Institute of Biomedical Sciences (Institute of Biomedical Problems) of Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia, 1993

Postgraduate Training

Postdoctoral Fellow in Aerospace Biology and Medicine, Institute of Biomedical Sciences (Institute of Biomedical Problems), Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia, 1993-1994
Postdoctoral fellow, Russian Cardiology Research Center, Moscow, Russia, 1994-1995

Awards and Honors

Diploma with highest honors (summa cum laude), Department of Chemistry, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia, 1990
Award of a Research Fellowship of the European Society of Cardiology, 1997-1998
Outstanding Young Scientist Award from Russian Club of European Academy (Academia Europaea), 2001
Outstanding Young Scientist of Russia Award from Russian Foundation for Basic Research, 2001
Award of Fellowship from te Swiss National Science Foundation (SCOPE), 2002-2003
Francis G. Byrnes Platform Presentation Award at The LAM Foundation 18th Annual International Research Conference March 26-29, 2015, Chicago, IL, 2015
Francis G. Byrnes Platform Presentation Award at the International LAM Research Conference of the 2016 Rare Lung Diseases Research Conference & LAMposium, September 22-25, 2016, Covington, KY, 2016
Francis G. Byrnes and Vicky H. Whittemore Travel Award at the 2017 International Research Conference on TSC and LAM, June 22-24, 2017, Washington DC, 2017

Memberships and Professional Organizations

Austrian Science Fund, 2009 - Present
Italian Ministry of Health
Department of Public Health and Innovation, 2013 - Present

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