Curriculum Vitae (download here)
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M.Sc., University of Athens, Greece, 2003
Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2009
4/2014 - Present Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Hunter College, City University of New York
4/2014 - Present Director of Bioinformatics, Center for Translational & Basic Research
4/2014 - Present Adjunct Faculty, Institute for Computational Biomedicine, Weill Cornell Medical College
5/2009 - 4/2014 Assistant Professor, J. Craig Venter Institute
8/2003 - 5/2009 PhD Student & Bioinformatics Engineer, Virginia Bioinformatics Institute
8/2000 - 8/2003 Graduate Reseach Assistant, Department of Biotechnology, University of Athens
+ High-throughput bioinformatics infrastructures for cluster and cloud computing platforms.
+ Bioinformatics for clinical and personal genomics.
+ Interdisciplinary research and novel applications of genomics sequencing and bioinformatics.
+ Algorithmic Information Theory, Computability, and Biologically-Inspired Computing.
2017 - 2018 Principal Investigator, CUNY Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) Seed Award Program. Project Title: "Next Generation Sequencing for environmental DNA monitoring: understanding global biodiversity through bioinformatics”. Amount: $10,000
2017 - 2018 Co-Principal Investigator, National Institutes of Health. Project Title: “Mechanisms of regulation of progenitor proliferation and transformation” (ASRC Neuroscience sub-contract). Amount: $10,920
2016 - 2017 Principal Investigator, Center for Translational and Basic Research Pilot Award. Project Title: "Democratizing access to bioinformatics computing for health disparities research”. Amount: $78,000
2015 - 2016 Principal Investigator, Institutes of Health. Project Title: “Expanding Infrastructure and Services of CUNY-CTBR Bioinformatics and Genomics Core”. Amount: $123,832
2015 - 2017 Principal Investigator, Cornell Medical College, Clinical and Translational Science Center Pilot Award. Project Title: "Cross-platform, scalable Science as a Service (SciaaS) infrastructures for NGS data analysis”. Amount: $110,660
2014 - 2016 Principal Investigator, Investigator, University of New York. “Faculty startup award”. Amount $100,000
2014 - 2015 Principal Investigator, Institutes of Health. “Development of a Bioinformatics Core and Sequencing Facility at Hunter College for Minority Health Disparities Research”. Amount: $485,000
2014 - 2015 Co-Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation. Project Title: “Development of the next-generation Arabidopsis Informatics Portal”. Amount: $2,434,910
2011 - 2014 Principal Investigator, National Institutes of Health. "Large-Scale Prokaryotic and Viral Next-Gen Sequencing Data Pipelines Using Cloud Computing." Amount: $661,217.