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Laboratory for the Research on Cell & Matrix Biochemistry/Pathobiology

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Research Group: Cell & Matrix Biochemistry/Pathobiology

Research Staff

 

Fotini-Effie Tsilibary: Research Director

Athina Tzinia: Senior Researcher

Angelika Chroni: Senior Researcher

Paraskevi Kitsiou: Senior Researcher

Garyfallia Drossopoulou: Associate Researcher

Ioannis Dafnis: Postdoctoral Fellow

Elias Katsoulieris: Postdoctoral Fellow

Katerina Kapodistria: Postdoctoral Fellow

Rania Trohatou: Postdoctoral Fellow

Letta Argyri: Collaborating Graduate Student

Archontia Kaminari: Collaborating Graduate Student

Christina Golfinopoulou: Collaborating Graduate Student (MSc)

Eleni Kotsopoulou: Technical Specialist

Nikolaos Giannakas: Research Technician

Vassilis Vlahakos: Practice



Recent and current Research interests

1. Diabetes mellitus and its complications

  • Regulation of gene expression and epigenetic mechanisms in glomerular podocytes in physiological and diabetic conditions.

  • Renoprotective role of Vitamin D3 on glomerular podocytes: Role of Vitamin D3 in preserving and restoring structural and functional integrity of the permselective glomerular filtration barrier in Chronic Kidney Disease.

  • Cellular and molecular effects of high glucose on podocyte survival. Implication of the insulin-survival pathway.

  • Effects of glucotoxicity on pancreatic β-cell survival signaling: Mechanism(s) of islet β-cell degeneration in diabetic conditions.

  • Identification of novel proteins involved in pancreatic β-cell survival signaling to unravel new (additional) drug targets for preventing β-cell apoptosis observed in type 2 diabetes.

 

2. Neurodegenerative Disorders

 

3. Atherosclerotic disease

 

PhD Theses:

K. Oikonomou (2003) Medical school, National University of Athens

P. Karamesinis (2004) Department of Biology, National University of Athens

A. Aggeli (2007) Medical school, National University of Athens

A. Talamagas (2007) Department of Biology, National University of Athens

I. Tsagaraki (2010) Department of Biology, National University of Athens

P. Venieratos (2010) Medical school, National University of Athens

J. Dafnis (2011) Department of Chemistry, National University of Athens

V. Fotopoulos (2012) Medical school, University of Ioannina

S. Verouti (2013) Department of Chemistry, National University of Athens

N. Lagopati (2013) Department of Biology, National University of Athens

G. Daniil (2013) Department of Chemistry, National University of Athens

N. Tsotakos (final step) Medical school, National University of Athens

K. Kapodistria (final step) Medical school, National University of Athens

A. Kaminari (in progress) Department of Biology, National University of Athens

L. Argyri (in progress) Department of Chemistry, National University of Athens