Stravopodis CV

/Stravopodis CV
Stravopodis CV2023-11-05T22:12:15+00:00

Dimitrios J. Stravopodis, BSc, MSc, PhD, HHMI, Biologist, currently serves as an Associate Professor, in the Section of Cell Biology and Biophysics, Department of Biology, School of Science, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA), Athens, Greece. He got his BSc Degree in Biology, from the Department of Biology, at NKUA (with excellence – distinction), and received his MSc and PhD Diplomas in Molecular Biology, from the University of Crete, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, and the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (IMBB), Foundation of Research and Technology (FORTH), Heraklion, Crete, Greece (with excellence – distinction). He was trained as Post-doctoral Fellow, in Molecular Oncology, at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee (TN), USA (HHMI Fellowship) (Biochemistry Department), the biggest hospital for pediatric cancer in the world. He continued his research training, in Cellular Signaling and Programmed Cell Death sub-routines, during his 2nd and 3rd Post-doctoral periods, being implemented at the National Centre for Scientific Research (NCSR) “Demokritos” and the Department of Biology, NKUA, respectively. He has authored, as senior and corresponding author, and co-authored more than 100 scientific articles in high peer-reviewed journals, with “Cell”, “EMBO”, “NAR”, “Autophagy”, “eLIFE”, “Communication Biology – Nature”, “Molecular Cancer” and “Cancers” being the most popular and renown among all. He has received close to 20.000 Citations, and achieved an H-Index 30, with total Impact Factor approaching a 500 value. He has successfully supervised ~70 BSc students, ~60 MSc students and 16 PhD candidates, with 6 of them having successfully completed their PhD Theses, thus far. Remarkably, one of them was Post-doctorally trained in Harvard Medical School and recently became a Scientist II, at Novartis, in Boston, MA, USA, while another one lately became a Lecturer at the University of Massachusetts, MA, USA. He has participated in ~50 3-Member and ~60 7-Member (Consulting / Examining) Committees, for MSc / PhD Diploma Awards. His education / teaching experience is directly reflected upon the 6 Undergraduate and 12 Post-graduate Courses he has been teaching for the last 20 years of his academic career. He has coordinated several National Research Projects (NRPs), and he is being donated by a critical number of different Funding Agents, including, among others, the EMPEIRIKEION and BODOSSAKI Foundations. Dr. Stravopodis has recently established a, highly funded, Research Collaboration Agreement (RCA) with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee (TN), USA, on Functional Kinomics, through development of the state-of-the-art PamGene technology in his laboratory; the only research team in Greece and Southern Europe that produces Life Big Data (LBD) from molecular profiling Whole-Kinome Activities (WKA). He participated as Member in the Organizing Committees of the BIO3 Conference (2023), and the 70th (2019) and 64th (2013) Annual Conferences of the Hellenic Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (HSBMB). His major research interests, activities and initiatives are focused on “Tumor Metastasis”, “Cancer Chemoresistance”, “Oncogenic Stemness”, “OncoKinomics”, “Human Disease Modelling in Drosophila Brain-Gut Axis”, “Cellular Agriculture” and “Dark Matter of Human Genome”.