I am a Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, the Department of Chemical & Biochemical Engineering and hold an Adjuct faculty position in the Department of Surgery at the Rutgers-RWJ Medical School. My research focuses on systems biology and pharmacology of inflammation with special emphasis on the interactions between the circadian and immune systems. I was recently elected Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. I hold a BS degree from NTUA, Athens, Greece; MS/PhD from Purdue University, all in Chemical Engineering. I was a Research Associate at Princeton University and prior to joining Rutgers I was with ExxonMobil's Corporate Strategic Research Laboratories in NJ. You can find detailed information about my education, experience, and activities in my CV (click here). You can get more information about what I work on currently in the "Research" page of my web site.
Computational Systems Biology; Computational Systems Pharmacology; Inflammation and inflammatory diseases; Circadian - immune - metabolism interactions
2004 - present: Rutgers University
1996 - 2004: Corporate Research Laboratories, ExxonMobil R&E, Annandale, NJ, USA. Scientific Associate - Technical Program Leader
1993 - 1996: Princeton University. Postdoctoral Research Associate, Chemical Engineering
1990 - 1993: Purdue University. PhD, Chemical Engineering
1988 - 1990: Purdue University. MS, Chemical Engineering
1983 - 1988: National Technical University of Athens, Greece. BS, Chemical Engineering.
I am always looking for students, both undergraduate and graduate, excited and curious to join my group.
If interested in a PhD, I strongly recommend that you read my thoughs here.
Before considering joining my group please read carefully (here) my mentoring philosophy and the expectations for any future group member. Graduate school is first and foremost fun ! Here is Dr. Craig Mello (Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine, 2006) explaining why. Here is also some good advise to keep in mind when approaching likely future mentors from Dr. Paul Nurse (Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine, 2006).
Please take a look at the two presentations bellow (left) where I have tried to summarize personal comments for anyone who wants to get involved with research. On the right is a lecture I give to our Intro to BME class (sophomore BME students) on "Genomics, Proteomics and Metabolomics: Opportunities in Systems Biology". I hope you will enjoy them!