My primary project explores through the bioinformatics lens the mechanisms that underlie endogenous regeneration of the thymus after acute injury (such as infection, stress, and common cancer therapies) and how these mechanisms of regeneration breakdown with age leading to a diminished regenerative capacity compared to that of a young thymus. This likely has significant impact on thymic function with age and in the adaptive immune response to infection, vaccines, and cancer immunotherapy. I am also providing computational support and bioinformatics training to wet-lab members and our summer high school students.
- COB travel grant from the Biological Society of Developmental Biology (BSDB) – 2017
Public Engagement Events
- “Brain Maze”, MRC Festival of Science (2016), Edinburgh, UK – Demonstrator
- “Unfolding organogenesis”, International Science Festival (2015), Edinburgh, UK - Demonstrator
- “European Researchers’ Night”, Royal Botanical Garden (2014), Edinburgh, UK – Demonstrator
- PhD in Stem Cell Bioinformatics, SCRM, University of Edinburgh, UK
- MSc in Bioinformatics, University of Edinburgh, UK
- BSc in Molecular Biology and Genetics, Democritus University of Thrace, GR
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