Associate Professor, Group Leader
I was born and raised in Athens, Greece. I received my BSc in Biochemistry and my PhD in Biochemistry/Neurochemistry at Imperial College, London. Following my National Service I did a postdoc at Yale and then I worked as a Research Fellow and subsequently Staff Scientist at the National Institutes of Health in the US (NINDS). I have been a Group Leader at the Technische Universitaet Dresden, Germany where I keep an affiliation. I started my position at the University of Nottingham in April 2016.
My works focuses on non-canonical signal transduction mechanisms that control plastic cells. My team and I obsess with the STAT3-Ser/Hes3 Signaling Axis (since we discovered it) and the good things it can do for neurodegenerative disease, cancer, and diabetes.
Beyond science, I wrote a SciFi novel, Nannion, and I enjoy composing music (see below).