Hellenic Bioscientific Association of the USA

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The Hellenic Bioscientific Association of USA was founded in February 2005 and was officially registered in Boston Massachusetts, USA in August of the same year. The mission of the HBA of USA is to promote, aspire and facilitate interactions between Greek scientists in the USA and Greece.
  • Member's Spotlight: Dr. Evripidis Gavathiotis

    Posted on January 8, 2018 by Hellenic Bioscientific Association in Member's Spotlight.

    Dr. Evripidis Gavathiotis is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and the Department of Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is a faculty member of the Einstein’s Center of Experimental Therapeutics, the Albert Einstein Cancer Center, the Wilf Family Cardiovascular Research Institute, the Institute of Aging Research and the Gottesman Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine. Dr. Gavathiotis grew up in Athens, Greece and received his bachelor degree in Chemistry from the University of Crete in 1998. He received his Ph.D in Biological Chemistry from the University of Nottingham in 2002 studying the structural mechanism of DNA-binding anti-cancer drugs. He worked at De Novo Pharmaceuticals in the Drug Design and Discovery department applying in silico drug design and lead optimization approaches for several therapeutic targets. Dr. Gavathiotis pursued post-doctoral fellowships at the Rockefeller University studying the structural and molecular biology of apoptosis signaling and at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School, where he studied the BCL-2 family of proteins in apoptosis and cancer. In 2009, Dr. Gavathiotis was appointed Instructor in the Department of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and then joined the faculty of Einstein in 2011. Dr. Gavathiotis has received numerous honors and awards throughout his career including the NIH Pathway to Independence Award, the AHA Scientist Development Award and Scholar Awards from the Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research, the Sidney Kimmel Foundation for Cancer Research and the Alexandrine and Alexander L. Sinsheimer Foundation.

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  • Newsletter – April 2017

    Posted on May 14, 2017 by Hellenic Bioscientific Association in Newsletter.
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  • Award: Stavros Niarchos Foundation Research Training Program in Clinical & Experimental Medicine

    Posted on May 5, 2017 by Hellenic Bioscientific Association in Award, News.

    The World Hellenic Biomedical Association – WHBA is inviting faculty from US-based universities and medical centers to register for hosting in their labs or clinical departments participants of the new training program for top graduates from medical departments of Greek universities, entitled the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Research Training Program in Clinical & Experimental Medicine (SNF-RTP-CEM). The […]

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  • Event: Academic Kafeneion

    Posted on May 4, 2017 by Hellenic Bioscientific Association in Event.

    The Circle of Hellenic Academics in Boston and the Hellenic Bioscientific Association of USA (HBA-USA) are pleased to invite you to our joined event, Academic Kafeneion. This event is a great opportunity to bring together members of those Hellenic associations that share a common mission: promote networking within scientists and academics of Hellenic descent. Academic […]

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  • HBA News: The New HBA board of directors

    Posted on March 7, 2017 by Hellenic Bioscientific Association in HBA News, News.

    Following the recent election for the Board of Directors, we would like to announce the formation of the new board for the term 2016-2018. President: Georgios Pyrgiotakis, PhD Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA Vice President: Elisavet Serti, PhD, Immune Tolerance network, MGH, Bethesda, MD Treasurer: Anna Gavrieli, PhD Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School, Boston MA General […]

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  • Event: Boston: “Career Pathways: From Training to Independence”

    Posted on March 5, 2017 by Hellenic Bioscientific Association in Event.

    BOSTON. A panel discussion on “Career Pathways: From Training to Independence” that was organized by the Hellenic Bioscientific Association (HBA-USA) took place in the General Consulate on November 3rd 2016, 6-8pm. Dr. Maria Kontaridis (Associate Professor, HMS/BIDMC), Dr. Katia Karalis (Assistant Professor, HMS/Children’s Hospital, VP Emulate), Dr. Christos Georgakis (Professor, Tufts University) and Dr. Nikos Patsopoulos […]

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  • Event: Washington DC: “Traditional & non-traditional career pathways in Biomedical Sciences”

    Posted on February 5, 2017 by Hellenic Bioscientific Association in Event.

    Experienced professionals in the field of Biomedical Research, Industry, NGOs and Consulting Firms along with representatives from major organizations presented their career pathway and experience in the Biomedical field in the United States, shared information and participated to a panel discussion that was held at the Embassy of Greece in Washington DC, on December 8th, 2016. […]

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  • Mentors: Costantinos Arvanitis

    Posted on October 19, 2016 by Hellenic Bioscientific Association in Mentors.

     Dr. Costas Arvanitis Joint Assistant Professor at Department of Mechanical Engineering and Department of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology Profile and Research Interests: Dr. Arvanitis’ research is focused on biomedical ultrasound and image guided therapy. His work focuses on understanding the biological effects of acoustically induced microbubble oscillations (acoustic cavitation) and using them to study complex […]

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  • Event: Participation of HBA-USA in the Educational Trip

    Posted on June 3, 2016 by Hellenic Bioscientific Association in Event, News.

    The last spring semester HBA-USA had the chance to participate in the Educational Trip program (http://edutrip.gr/). HBA-USA gladly participated to the 7th Educational trip that was organized by the Hellenic societies of 5 universities in the US (MIT, Harvard, Stanford, Berkeley, Georgia Tech, University of California Sa Diego) and supported by the Corallia foundation (http://www.corallia.org/). Educational trip aims […]

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  • News: PhD Fellowships in Chemistry, University of Massachusetts – Lowell, USA

    Posted on June 2, 2016 by Hellenic Bioscientific Association in News, Scholarship.

    The Department of Chemistry, Kennedy College of Sciences at University of Massachusetts Lowell is offering two PhD Scholarships (3-5 years) to perform graduate studies in Chemistry under the supervision of Professor D. Christodouleas. The broad topic of the interdisciplinary research performed in Christodouleas group is “New Technologies for Low-cost, in-Field Chemical and Biochemical Analysis”. The successful candidates will be enrolled in the PhD program of the Department of Chemistry in the University of Massachusetts-Lowell that starts on September 1st 2016.

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