Hellenic Bioscientific Association of the USA

HBA Mentorship Program – Mentors


 Dr. Costas Arvanitis

Joint Assistant Professor at Department of Mechanical Engineering and Department of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

Keywords: Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Acoustics, Image Guided Therapy, Cancer Research, Neuroengineering

Research Group: http://pwp.gatech.edu/arvanitis/

Publications: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Arvanitis+CD


croppedDr. Dimitrios Avgerinos

Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College


Keywords: aorta diseases, dissections, aneurysms, connective tissue disorders

Research Group: https://weillcornell.org/davgerinos

Publications: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=Avgerinos%20D%5BAuthor%5D


 costas-maniDr. Konstantinos Drosatos

Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Center for Translational Medicine, Center for Metabolic Disease Research, Temple University

Keywords: cardiovascular research, metabolic biology, stress signaling, transcriptional regulation

Research Group: http://www.drosatos.com

Publications: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Drosatos+K


Dhadj9762r. Denis Hadjiliadis

Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania


Keywords: Cystic fibrosis, bronchiectasis and CFTR-related disorder

Research Group: https://www.med.upenn.edu/apps/faculty/index.php/g20000940/p5221275

Publications: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Hadjiliadis+D


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Dr. Stefanos Kales

Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Health. Director of the Occupational and Environmental Medicine Residency, Harvard School of Public Health


Keywords: Cardiovascular Disease, Occupational Medicine, Environmental Health, Mediterranean Diet

Research Group: https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/stefanos-kales/

Publications: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=kales+sn


PWKDr. Peter Kalivas

Professor and Chair of Neuroscience, Medical University of South Carolina


Keywords: drugs, addiction, brain biology

Research Group: http://academicdepartments.musc.edu/neuro-research/research/lab/kalivas/

Publications: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=Kalivas%20PW&cmd=search


PinelopiDr. Pinelopi Kapitsinou

Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Kansas


Keywords: Hypoxic preconditioning, vascular biology, kidney disease

Research Group: http://www.kumc.edu/school-of-medicine/internal-medicine/nephrology/faculty/pinelopi-kapitsinou.html

Publications: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=kapitsinou+p


kostas_body_016Dr. Kostas Konstantinidis

Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Biological Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology


Keywords: Microbial ecology and genomics, Bioinformatics and multi-omics data integration from microbial systems, Environmental biotechnology, Biodegradation and Bioremediation

Research Group: http://enve-omics.gatech.edu/

Publications: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=cT7dxlYAAAAJ&hl=en&cstart=80&pagesize=20


Maria Kontaridis head shotDr. Maria Kontaridis

Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Director of Basic Cardiovascular Research (Interim), Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Keywords: Cardiac pathogenesis and disease, Protein-tyrosine phosphatases, autosomal dominant congenital disorders, molecular biology, autoimmune disease, gastrointestinal defects, cardiac development

Research Group: http://www.bidmc.org/Research/Departments/Medicine/Divisions/Cardiovascular-Medicine/Basic-Cardiology-Research/Maria-Kontaridis-Laboratory.aspx

Publications: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Kontaridis+M


kratimenosDr. Panagiotis Kratimenos

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, The George Washington University, Children’s National Medical Center


Keywords: brain injury, fetus, newborn

Research Group: http://childrensnational.org/departments/neonatal-neurology-and-neonatal-neurocritical-care-program

Publications: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=kratimenos+p


vasileios-lioutasDr. Vasileios-Arsenios Lioutas

Instructor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School

Attending Physician on the Stroke Service at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center


Keywords: Stroke, vascular neurology, small vessel disease

Research Group: http://www.bidmc.org/Centers-and-Departments/Departments/Neurology/Stroke-and-Cerebrovascular-Diseases/Meet-Our-Team/Vascular-Neurology.aspx

Publications: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Lioutas+V


neu_m040g818jDr. Diomedes E. Logothetis

Professor and Chair, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Northeastern University


Keywords: G protein signaling mechanisms, GPCRs, ion channels

Research Group: http://www.northeastern.edu/bouve/directory/diomedes-logothetis/

Publications: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Logothetis+DE


George-PHOTO-2Dr. George Z. Mentis

Assistant Professor of Neurology, Columbia University


Keywords: Developmental Biology, Neuroscience, Systems Biology

Research Group: http://www.mentislab.org/

Publications: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Mentis+GZ


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Dr. Laurence Rahme

Associate Professor of Surgery, Microbiology and Immunnobiolohy, Harvard Medical School

Microbiologist, Director of the Molecular Surgical Laboratory, Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital


Keywords: Immunology, anti-virulence drugs, pathogen/host mechanisms

Research Group: http://genetics.mgh.harvard.edu/RahmeWeb/people.html

Publications: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=rahme+l


seretiDr. Irini Sereti

Senior Clinical Investigator, Chief HIV Pathogenesis Section, Laboratory of Immunoregulation, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Keywords: inflammation, HIV, immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS), idiopathic CD4 lymphopenia (ICL)

Research Group: https://irp.nih.gov/pi/irini-sereti

Publications: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Sereti+I


UPG80A0000JB1Dr. Sotiria Sotiriou

Engagement Manager, Commercial Strategy and Planning, inVentiv Health


Keywords: Alzheimer’s disease, Biostatistics, Cellular biology, Genetics, Neuroscience, Parkinsons disease

Research Group: http://inventivhealth.com/

Publications: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Sotiriou+Sotiria


Tsirigos-photoDr. Aristotelis Tsirigos

Associate Professor of Pathology, NYU School of Medicine


Keywords: Cancer genomics, cancer epigenomics, computational methods and pipelines

Research Group: http://tsirigos.com/

Publications: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=Tsirigos%2C%20Aristotelis%5BAuthor%5D


g_TsokosshotDr. George Tsokos

Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Chief, Rhematology Division, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center


Keywords: Rheumatology, Immunology, Lupus

Research Group: http://www.bidmc.org/research/departments/medicine/divisions/rheumatology/tsokoslab.aspx

Publications: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=tsokos+gc


DIMG_47752r. Athanassios Vassilopoulos

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Northeastern University


Keywords: Biochemistry, cancer, cellular biology, mouse genetics, sirtuin-directed PTMs

Research Group: http://www.vassilopouloslab.com/

Publications: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Vassilopoulos+A


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Dr. Aristeidis Veves

Rongxiang Xu Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School


Keywords: Diabetes, diabetic foot, diabetic neuropathy, pathophysiology of wound healing, vascular reactivity of micro- and macrocirculation

Research Group: http://www.bidmc.org/Centers-and-Departments/Departments/Surgery/Research/Podiatry/Aristidis-Veves.aspx

Publications: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=veves+a