Members

    Eleni Karavia, M.Sc., Ph.D.
    Eleni Karavia, M.Sc., Ph.D.Quality Assurance Officer for GLP studies - Group leader
    Department - Division: Medicine - Pharmacology
    Research Area: Metabolic syndrome
    E-mail: karaviae@hotmail.com

    Description
    Eleni received her Ph.D. in Pharmacology from University of Patras Medical School. She is currently leading the lipoprotein research group of our lab investigating the cross-talk between the lipoprotein transport system and the hepatic and adipose tissues in metabolic syndrome with particular emphasis in the HDL metabolic pathway.
    Caterina Constantinou, M.Sc., Ph.D.
    Caterina Constantinou, M.Sc., Ph.D.Group leader - Academic Teaching Staff
    Department - Division: Medicine - Pharmacology
    Research Area: Metabolic control
    E-mail: cconstantin@upatras.gr
    Description
    Caterina received her Ph.D. in Physiology from the Department of Biology, University of Patras in Greece. Following a 5-year post-doctoral training at Harvard University, she moved back to Greece where she is currently leading the metabolic research group of our lab, investigating the cross-talk between lipoproteins and mitochondrial metabolic activity in energy sensining and utilizing tissues, using experimental mouse models.
    Katerina Hatziri, M.Sc., Ph.D.
    Katerina Hatziri, M.Sc., Ph.D.Post-doctoral fellow

    Department - Division: Medicine - Pharmacology
    Research Area: Metabolic syndrome

    Description
    Katerina received her M.S in biochemistry from the University of Patras Department of Chemistry. She is currently working on the role of apolipoprotein E in obesity and related metabolic disturbances.

    Evangelia (Lilia) Zvintzou, M.Sc., Ph.D.
    Evangelia (Lilia) Zvintzou, M.Sc., Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow
    Department - Division: Medicine - Pharmacology
    Research Area: Metabolic syndrome

    Description
    Lilia received her bachelor in Biology from Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki. and her Master's degree in Pharmacology from the Basic Sciences Graduate program of the Department of Medicine at the University of Patras. Currently she is working towards her Ph.D in our laboratory. Her research project is focused on the qualitative characterization of HDL functions in morbidly obese humans.
    Eva Xepapadaki, M.Sc., Ph.D.
    Eva Xepapadaki, M.Sc., Ph.D.Post-doctoral fellow

    Department - Division: Medicine - Pharmacology
    Research Area: Metabolic Syndrome

    Description
    Eva received her bachelor in Biology from Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki. then she enrolled the graduate program in basic medical sciences of the University of Patras Medical School. As part of her research work equirement, Eva joined our laboratory where in the fall of 2014 she received her master's degree. Hes master's thesis work focused on the effects of cold exposure on the lipoprotein transport system in experimental mice. Currently, Eva is a Ph.D student working on the study of diabetes pharmacology and physiology.

    Vasileios Lazaris M.D, Ph.D
    Vasileios Lazaris M.D, Ph.DPost-doctoral fellow

    Department - Division: Medicine – Pharmacology
    Research Area: Lipoproteins and hematologic malignancies
    Email: vaslazaris@upatras.gr

    Description
    Vasileios Lazaris is a trained hematologist and researcher who received both his MD and PhD diplomas from University of Patras Medical School. In addition to his clinical duties, Vasileios is currently working in the lab on the role of lipoproteins in hematologic malignancies.

    Christina Kalogeropoulou, M.Sc.
    Christina Kalogeropoulou, M.Sc.Postodoctoral fellow

    Department - Division: Medicine - Pharmacology
    Research Area: Obesity and Diabetes 

    Description
    Christina received her B.Sc diploma from the Department of Biological applications and technologies of the University of Ioannina. Then she completed her M.Sc studies in Pharmacology at the University of Patras Medical School, graduate program in Basic Medical Sciences. She is currently a Ph.D. student, investigating the effects of natural human apoE isoforms on pancreatic β-cell function and peripheral tissue insulin sensitivity.

    Katerina Athanasopoulou, B.Sc.
    Katerina Athanasopoulou, B.Sc.M.Sc. student

    Department - Division: Medicine - Pharmacology
    Research Area: Brain energy metabolism
    E-mail: kate.athans@gmail.com

    Description
    Katerina received her B.Sc. diploma from the Department of Biology of the University of Patras. She is currently a M.Sc. student in Biomedical Sciences, Patras Medical School, investigating the role of brain mitochondrial activity in obesity-induced behavioral disturbances.

    Eleftheria Sagiadinou
    Eleftheria SagiadinouUndergraduate student - Research Staff

    Department - Division: Medicine - Pharmacology
    Research Area: Lipoproteins and energy metabolism

    Description
    Eleftheria is currenlty an undergraduate student at the Department of Biology, doing her practical training work in our lab. She is studying the role of lipoproteins in the regulation of energy metabolism in experimental mouse models. 

    Ioanna Nikdima
    Ioanna NikdimaPh.D student - Research Staff
    Department - Division: Medicine - Pharmacology
    Research Area: Diabetes

    Description
    Ioanna is currenlty an undergraduate student at the Department of Biology, doing her practical training work in our lab. She is studying the role of apolipoproteins and lipoproteins in morbid obesity. 
    Panagiota Giannopoulou, M.Sc.
    Panagiota Giannopoulou, M.Sc.Ph.D student

    Department - Division: Medicine - Pharmacology
    Research Area: Metabolic Syndrome
    E-mail: pgiannopoulou@outlook.com

    Description
    Panagiota received her Bachelor in Biology from the Department of Biology, University of Patras. Then she completed her M.Sc. studies in Medical Biochemistry-Immunology, within the post graduate program of University of Patras Medical School in Biomedical Sciences. She joined our laboratory as a Ph.D student, where she is currently investigating the effects of the lipoproteins system on the metabolic activation of adipose tissue.

    Vasiliki Konstantinopoulou, B.Sc.
    Vasiliki Konstantinopoulou, B.Sc.M.Sc. student

    Department - Division: Medicine - Pharmacology
    Research Area: Clinical Pharmacology – Metabolic Syndrome
    E-mail: venia45@yahoo.gr

    Description
    Vasiliki (Venia) received her B.Sc. diploma in Chemistry from the Department of Chemistry of the University of Patras. She is currently a M.Sc. student, working on the role of antipsychotics in obesity development in human utilizing LC-MS/MS methods.

     

    Dimitra Sotiria Karampela, B.sC.
    Dimitra Sotiria Karampela, B.sC.M.Sc. student

    Department - Division: Medicine - Pharmacology
    Research Area: Lipoproteins and metabolic syndrome
    E-mail: dimkarampela@hotmail.com

    Description
    Dimitra received her B.Sc. diploma from the Department of Biology of the University of Patras. She is currently a M.Sc. student in Biomedical Sciences, Patras Medical School, investigating effects of natural human apoE isoforms in metabolic disturbances.

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