I obtained my first degree in Biology (1997, University of Patras, Greece) and subsequently my PhD in neuropathology (2003, Medical School, University of Athens, Greece). After that I went to London for post-doc, joining the MRC Clinical Sciences Centre, where I investigated the role of Sox genes (and especially of Sox1 and 2) in the embryonic development of the telencephalon. Next, I joined the department of Pathology at the University of Cambridge (UK), where I started working on adult neurogenesis and the role of the microenvironment (extracellular matrix, ependymal cells, vasculature) in the regulation of the activity of adult neural stem cells located in cytogenic niches of the brain. I recently moved to the department of Veterinary Medicine, while being affiliated with the Cambridge Stem Cell Institute, in order to expand my research on oligodendrogenesis and the biology of ageing.
Biography Updated on 4 September 2012