(Bd: July 22nd, 1968). High School, Varvakeion Model School. Graduated from the Department of Biology, University of Athens (1991). PhD degree in biology – biochemistry from the University of Athens in close collaboration with the University of Cambridge, Department of Surgery. Training abroad : University of Minnesota, University of Cambridge, University of Boston, University of C. Los Angeles, University of Texas and also special training courses (Transplantation, L.a.s. Courses, Leadership – Harvard). 1996 appointed Director of the Experimental – Research Center ELPEN. Teaching duties in the University of Athens, Greece (pre – and post – graduate level) as well as in other Hellenic Universities (Patras and Alexandroupolis) Schools of Medicine. Visiting Professor (University of Ioannina, Greece, Timisoara, Romania San Antonio, Texas, 2011 and Harvard University Medical School, 2014). More than 250 publications in international journals and more than 200 prizes. Deputy President (since 2016) of the National Committee for L.A.S.