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Anca Moțățăianu, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Neurology Department, UMFST G.E. Palade Targu Mures
Senior Neurologist, Neurology Clinic, Emergency Clinical County Hospital of Mures

Anca Moțățăianu is an associate professor of neurology at the University of Medicine, Pharmacy, Sciences and Technology „George Emil Palade” of Targu Mures (UMFST) and a senior neurologist in the Neurology Clinic in the Emergency Clinical County Hospital of Mures. Anca obtained her PhD from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Targu Mures in 2014 in the field of cardiac autonomic neuropathy (CAN) in diabetes mellitus (DM). Based on her expertise in diagnosing neuromuscular disease, her research interests are focused on the clinical and electrophysiological features of diabetic somatic neuropathy and CAN, research that has been materialized into impact publications. One of her publications was up until 2018, the only study from the literature that evaluated from a neuro-electrophysiological point of view the link between dysfunction of cardiac autonomic fibers, motor and sensitive fibers in type 1 and type 2 DM. Her pursuit regarding neuroimmunology had a primary objective of researching multiple sclerosis patients, but since 2019, Anca extended the research of neuroimmunological aspects on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). In 2022 she became the recipient of a research project for stimulating young independent team offered by the Romanian Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding with the title ͈The role of microbiome-gut-brain axis in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis progression". The main objective of this research project is to identify a profile including short chain fatty acids, cytokines, gut hormones, and gut microbiome gene composition in ALS patients and the differences that appear in this profile based on the evolution of the disease. Alongside that, we intend to find out if diet intervention can modify the gut microbiome and subsequently affect the evolution of ALS.

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