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

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

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
Yannuo Li
Yannuo Li

Short video describing some of Yannuo's work

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

Ph.D. 2020

Alison Acevedo, GSK
Alison Acevedo, GSK

Ph.D. 2019

Meg Scherholz, BMS
Meg Scherholz, BMS

Ph.D. 2019

Rohit Rao, Pfizer
Rohit Rao, Pfizer

Ph.D. 2018

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

Ph.D. 2018

Kamau Pierre, Sanofi
Kamau Pierre, Sanofi

Ph.D. 2017

Kubra Kamisoglu, Biogen
Kubra Kamisoglu, Biogen

Ph.D. 2015

Pantelis Mavroudis. Sanofi
Pantelis Mavroudis. Sanofi

Ph.D. 2014

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

Ph.D. 2014

Jeremy Scheff, Covance
Jeremy Scheff, Covance

BS 2008, Ph.D. 2013

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

Ph.D. 2012

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

Ph.D. 2011

Tung Nguyen, Covance
Tung Nguyen, Covance

Ph.D. 2011

Panagiota Foteinou, BMS
Panagiota Foteinou, BMS

Ph.D. 2010

Kaiyuan He, ExxonMobil
Kaiyuan He, ExxonMobil

Ph.D. 2010

Meric Ovacik, Genentech
Meric Ovacik, Genentech

Ph.D. 2010

Eric Yang, Novartis
Eric Yang, Novartis

Ph.D. 2008

Current MS students
Current MS students
Jordan Eckhoff
Jordan Eckhoff

BS/MS 2011

Current BS students
Current BS students

CBE, BS 2017

Amanda Kang
Amanda Kang

BME, BS 2022

Minjal Patel
Minjal Patel

Cell Bio & Neuroscience, BS 2021

Past BS students
Past BS students
Nilay Vora
Nilay Vora

BME, BS 2018

Donald Chawla
Donald Chawla

CBE, BS 2017

Lan Le
Lan Le

CBE, BS 2017

Rohan Sah
Rohan Sah

Biology, BS 2016

Melanie Parikh
Melanie Parikh

BME BS 2016; Case Western Medical School

Stanley Ko
Stanley Ko

BME, BS 2014

Alyssa Kosmides
Alyssa Kosmides

BME BS 2012; PhD JHU 2016

Jocelyn Alexander, EOSHI
Jocelyn Alexander, EOSHI

BME BS 2008

David Simcha, Google
David Simcha, Google

BME BS 2007, PhD JHU 2012

Amit Misra, AtlantiCare
Amit Misra, AtlantiCare

BME BS 2006, MD 2011

Kelly Horn, Patent Agent
Kelly Horn, Patent Agent

BME BS 2006, MS Rice 2008, JD Georgetown 2017

Past MS students
Past MS students
Jierui Liang
Jierui Liang

MS 2015

Jon Pai
Jon Pai

MS 2015

Kisten Sleigh
Kisten Sleigh

MS 2014

Vassilis Niotis, Accenture
Vassilis Niotis, Accenture

MS 2011

Phong Huynh, Rutgers
Phong Huynh, Rutgers

MS 2008

James Wu, RealNetworks
James Wu, RealNetworks

MS 2007