Vekrellis CV

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Vekrellis CV2023-11-02T13:07:20+00:00

Dr. Kostas Vekrellis Investigator A’ – Center for Basic Research Biomedical Research Founda’on of the Academy of Athens (BRFAA)
Kostas Vekrellis received his BSc and PhD in Neuroscience from University College London Medical School/Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology. He received a postdoctoral fellowship and later an instructor posi’on from Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, to work in the Center for Neurologic Diseases where he studied mechanisms of clearance of amyloid beta. Dr. Vekrellis is Research Director in the Division of Basic Research at the Biomedical Research Founda’on of the Academy of Athens (BRFAA). He has extensive experience in cellular and animal models of neurodegenera’on, as well as human histopathology, par’cularly related to Alzheimer’s Disease. His lab interests lie in the role of protein oligomeriza’on, misfolding and aggrega’on, with
respect to neurodegenera’ve disease. In par’cular, the lab uses in vivo and in vitro models of protein misfiling diseases to inves’gate how amyloidogenic proteins spread pathology between neurones and ways to target their clearance. To this end the lab is also examining how extracellular vesicles aid the transfer of pathologic protein between brain cells aiding prion-like propaga’on. In April 2012, he was appointed a visi’ng professorship at the University of Oxford, Division of Experimental Medicine, Nuffield department of Medicine.