Dec 05
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Paraskevi Papadopoulou

Science, Technology and Mathematics

Biology degrees from the University of California, Los Angeles and from the University of Athens; PhD in Biophysics and Cellular Biology, University of Athens

 

Her research interests are focused in the fields of Structural Biology/Molecular Biophysics and Computational Biology/Bioinformatics, on structural and self-assembly studies of fibrous proteins, which form extracellular, proteinaceous structures of physiological importance like lepidopteran, dipteran and fish chorions. Model structures of chorion proteins and their interactions have been proposed. Her current engagement includes the development of genetic testing protocols for genetic diseases such as tuberous sclerosis and of Neurofibromatosis type 1. She contributed to the development of the biology minor and the Environmental Studies program at DEREE. She has been the Head of the Department of Science, Technology and Mathematics at DEREE since fall 2008 and has served in various appointed or elected College Committees. She has been advisor to the Biology Club for over a decade. She has a long career in the teaching of introductory biology for mainly psychology majors as well as of cellular and molecular neurobiology, human genetics and introduction to molecular biology modules for biology minors at DEREE. She teaches introduction to biology and human biology courses in the Environmental Studies program.