Dr. Călin studied Physics at the University of Bucharest and graduated as MS in Biophysics in 1996. She then joined the research group of Institute of Cellular Biology and Pathology “N. Simionescu”, Bucharest where she received her PhD degree in Biological Sciences in 2005 under supervision of Dr. Maya Simionescu. Then she performed a 3-year post-doc in "Biomaterials: nanocarriers with controlled drug release" at the Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry "Petru Poni", Iasi, Romania. In present, she is principal investigator, head of “Medical and Pharmaceutical BioNanoTechnologies” laboratory and member of the Scientific Council of the ICBP "N. Simionescu". She received 10 national and international prizes, and published 44 papers in ISI journals, cited >1080 times (as per Google Scholar).