Vassilios G. Papadopoulos was born in Greece. He initiated his career at the University of Athens where he graduated with a Diploma of pharmacy in 1982. He then moved to Paris (France) to complete his Ph.D. degree in health and life science at the Université Pierre et Marie Curie (1986), before continuing as a Postdoctoral Researcher, in France and in Australia. In 1988, he was appointed to Georgetown University (Washington DC, USA) as an Assistant Professor. During the next decade, he raised through the ranks to the level of Professor. In 2003, he was elected as the Chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Georgetown University Medical Center and in 2004, he was appointed as the Associate Vice President for Research. In 2005, he was appointed as the Director of the Biomedical Graduate Research Organization at GUMC. He is now the Director of the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre and a Professor at the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University at Montreal, and he holds a Canada Research Chair in Biochemical Pharmacology. He has studied a remarkable range of pathologies including endocrine pathologies, male fertility diseases, aging-related disorders, and cancer. The basis of his wide-ranged research is his expertise in the pathophysiology of steroid hormone biosynthesis. Throughout his career, he has published over 200 articles and holds numerous patents. He is an Elected Member of the National Academies of Pharmacy and Medicine in France.
Biography Updated on 26 January 2010