Aikaterini Papagianni was born in 1956 in Thessaloniki Greece. She graduated from the Medical School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 1980 and in 1990 she received the Specialty of Nephrology. Since is currently working in the University Department of Nephrology at Hippokration General Hospital, Thessaloniki Greece. From 1992-1995 she did her post-doctoral fellowship in the Division of Nephrology, Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston MA. In 1997 she completed her MD Thesis. Since 1996, she is investigating the role of cytokines and growth factors in the pathogenesis of glomerulonephritis as well as their potential value as markers of disease activity and the response to treatment. In addition, she is investigating the value of endothelial adhesion molecule and certain cytokine levels as biological markers of the extent and the severity of atherosclerosis and as predictors of cardiovascular events and mortality in patients with chronic kidney disease. She reviewed papers submitted for publication in 15 international journals. She is a member of the Committee for the evaluation of applications submitted for Scholarships-grants and a member of the Committee for Continuing Education of the Hellenic Society of Nephology. From 2004-2008 she was a member of the editorial board of the journal Hellenic Nephrology, official publication of the Hellenic Society of Nephrology and since 2008 she is Deputy Editor of the above journal. In addition, since 2008 she is a member of the editorial board of the international journal «Journal of Nephrology and Renal Transplantation» and recently she has joined the editorial board of the journals «World Journal of Nephology» and «World Journal of Clinical Urology». She is member in 4 Hellenic and 8 International medical societies. She has 1030 citations (until August 2011).
Biography Updated on 4 September 2012