About me

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 am Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering and a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. 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.

 

Research Interests

Computational Systems Biology; Computational Systems Pharmacology; Inflammation and inflammatory diseases; Circadian - immune - metabolism interactions

 

Professional experience

2004 - presentRutgers University

1996 - 2004:  Corporate Research Laboratories, ExxonMobil R&E, Annandale, NJ, USA. Scientific Associate - Technical Program Leader

 

Education

1993 - 1996Princeton University. Postdoctoral Research Associate, Chemical Engineering

1990 - 1993Purdue University. PhD, Chemical Engineering

1988 - 1990: Purdue University. MS, Chemical Engineering

1983 - 1988: National Technical University of Athens, Greece. BS, Chemical Engineering.

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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!

On graduate (and medical) school
On graduate (and medical) school

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You are in college now !
You are in college now !

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On graduate (and medical) school
On graduate (and medical) school

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December 2017

December 2017

Annual Reuion

July 2015

July 2015

Annual Reunion, Princeton, NJ

September 2015

September 2015

Group Photo

May 2016

May 2016

Group Photo

July 2016

July 2016

Annual Reunion

June 2017

June 2017

Group photo

Current Ph.D. students
Current Ph.D. students
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Yannuo Li
Yannuo Li
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Short video describing some of Yannuo's work

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Past Ph.D. students
Past Ph.D. students
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Matthew Putnins, Biogen
Matthew Putnins, Biogen

Ph.D. 2020

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Alison Acevedo, GSK
Alison Acevedo, GSK

Ph.D. 2019

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Meg Scherholz, BMS
Meg Scherholz, BMS

Ph.D. 2019

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Rohit Rao, Pfizer
Rohit Rao, Pfizer

Ph.D. 2018

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Seul-A Bae, Merck
Seul-A Bae, Merck

Ph.D. 2018

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Kamau Pierre, Sanofi
Kamau Pierre, Sanofi

Ph.D. 2017

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Kubra Kamisoglu, Biogen
Kubra Kamisoglu, Biogen

Ph.D. 2015

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Pantelis Mavroudis. Sanofi
Pantelis Mavroudis. Sanofi

Ph.D. 2014

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Shuliang Zhang,  Norton Eng.
Shuliang Zhang, Norton Eng.

Ph.D. 2014

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Jeremy Scheff, Covance
Jeremy Scheff, Covance

BS 2008, Ph.D. 2013

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Qian Yang, U of Alberta
Qian Yang, U of Alberta

Ph.D. 2012

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Mehmet Orman, U of Houston
Mehmet Orman, U of Houston

Ph.D. 2011

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Tung Nguyen, Covance
Tung Nguyen, Covance

Ph.D. 2011

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Panagiota Foteinou, BMS
Panagiota Foteinou, BMS

Ph.D. 2010

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Kaiyuan He, ExxonMobil
Kaiyuan He, ExxonMobil

Ph.D. 2010

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Meric Ovacik, Genentech
Meric Ovacik, Genentech

Ph.D. 2010

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Eric Yang, Novartis
Eric Yang, Novartis

Ph.D. 2008

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Current MS students
Current MS students
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Jordan Eckhoff
Jordan Eckhoff

BS/MS 2011

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Current BS students
Current BS students

CBE, BS 2017

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Amanda Kang
Amanda Kang

BME, BS 2022

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Minjal Patel
Minjal Patel

Cell Bio & Neuroscience, BS 2021

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Past BS students
Past BS students
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Nilay Vora
Nilay Vora

BME, BS 2018

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Donald Chawla
Donald Chawla

CBE, BS 2017

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Lan Le
Lan Le

CBE, BS 2017

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Rohan Sah
Rohan Sah

Biology, BS 2016

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Melanie Parikh
Melanie Parikh

BME BS 2016; Case Western Medical School

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Stanley Ko
Stanley Ko

BME, BS 2014

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Alyssa Kosmides
Alyssa Kosmides

BME BS 2012; PhD JHU 2016

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Jocelyn Alexander, EOSHI
Jocelyn Alexander, EOSHI

BME BS 2008

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David Simcha, Google
David Simcha, Google

BME BS 2007, PhD JHU 2012

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Amit Misra, AtlantiCare
Amit Misra, AtlantiCare

BME BS 2006, MD 2011

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Kelly Horn, Patent Agent
Kelly Horn, Patent Agent

BME BS 2006, MS Rice 2008, JD Georgetown 2017

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Past MS students
Past MS students
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Jierui Liang
Jierui Liang

MS 2015

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Jon Pai
Jon Pai

MS 2015

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Kisten Sleigh
Kisten Sleigh

MS 2014

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Vassilis Niotis, Accenture
Vassilis Niotis, Accenture

MS 2011

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Phong Huynh, Rutgers
Phong Huynh, Rutgers

MS 2008

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James Wu, RealNetworks
James Wu, RealNetworks

MS 2007

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