Senior research specialist
I am a Team leader at CIM, MEDH. My team studies the role of the innate immune system in acute and chronic inflammatory diseases in children and adults.
I completed my PhD in the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greece) and then moved to Sweden to work as a post-doc at the Center for Infectious Medicine in the Department of Medicine Huddinge, in collaboration with the Department of Women’s and Children’s health in Karolinska Institute. During my post-doc, I studied the involvement of myeloid cells in the pathogenesis of granuloma diseases, such as Langerhans cell histiocytosis and Crohn’s disease. My research resulted in the identification of several disease-associated deregulated molecular and cellular processes and contributed to new tools for diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of the patients. I became Assistant Professor in 2015 and I am now leading a team connected to the groups of Anna Norrby-Teglund and Mattias Svensson, studying the role of the innate immune system in acute and chronic inflammatory diseases in children and adults, with focus on Langerhans cell histiocytosis, psoriasis, inflammatory bowel disease and COVID-19.