Polymnia performed her Ph.D at the University of Surrey, where she studied the behavioral and neurobiological changes associated with drug addiction and relapse. Following her PhD, she joined the Gould laboratory at the University of Maryland as a postdoctoral research fellow. Her postdoctoral research focused on the investigation of the hormonal mechanisms underlying mood disorders. In the Kirmizis lab, she will be investigating the epigenetic mechanisms of hormone-related stress susceptibility.
Styliana is a holder of a PhD in Medical Genetics from the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics. She has performed postdoctoral research in the fields of Cancer Immunology and Diabetes at University College London and the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics. Styliana joined the Epigenetics and Gene Regulation Laboratory in June 2022 where she will be unraveling fundamental properties of Molecular Communication through the analysis of the yeast pheromone system.
Mamantia is currently a PhD student, though her journey in science started when she obtained her BSc in Biological Sciences from the University of Cyprus. Then, she received her MSc with Distinction in Cancer and Clinical Oncology from Bart's Cancer Institute at Queen Mary University London. As she is a beer lover, her research model is Saccharomyces cerevisiae and she is working on the molecular mechanisms that regulate gene expression.
Antonis is currently Associate Professor and Chair at the Department of Biological Sciences since 2021, having served first as Vice-chair from 2019-2020. He received his Bachelors degree in Biology at Lawrence University, USA in 1999 and his PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology at University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA in 2004. During 2004-2009 he was an EMBO and Marie Curie postdoctoral fellow in the Kouzarides group at Cambridge University, UK. Since 2010 he established and heads the Epigenetics and Gene Regulation research laboratory.
Costas completed his PhD on the role of microRNA in chemical carcinogenesis at Imperial College London (2011), followed by postdoctoral research at multiple international research establishments. Costas joined the lab in January 2019 on an advanced postdoctoral fellowship of the University of Cyprus. He is the lead author in both exclusively “wet lab” and computational research papers, as well as pretty much everything in between.
Maria holds a PhD from the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing of the University of Cyprus. Her research focuses on the investigation of cancer progression using molecular and biochemical assays. She received her BSc degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Cyprus. Maria joined the Epigenetics and Gene regulation Laboratory in December 2019, and her research interests include the investigation of the epigenetic background of hepatocellular carcinoma progression.
Ariel received his BSc in Molecular Biology and Genetics and his MSc in Translational Research in Biomedicine from the Democritus University of Thrace in Greece. He is a member of the Epigenetics and Gene Regulation Laboratory since January 2020. His project focuses on the identification of possible physical interactors of the N-terminal acetyltransferase NAA40 and the investigation of the potential function of those interactions.
Constantinos completed his Bachelor of Science (Hons) Degree (BSc) in Biochemistry, at King's College London with First Class Honours in August 2019. Subsequently, he has undertaken his Master of Science Degree (MSc) in Cell and Gene Therapy, at the University College London in Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health with Distinction. He has joined the Laboratory of Epigenetics and Gene Regulation in 2020, as a PhD student.
Evelina holds a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Cambridge and a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from Imperial College London, where she was awarded the honorary degree of the Associateship from the Royal College of Science for excellence. Her research focuses on the development of metabolomics tools to investigate aspects of the Metabolic Syndrome. She is a board committee member of the EMN Metabolomic Society, and she founded the Cyprus Metabolomic Network.
Maria is a member of the Epigenetics and Gene Regulation Laboratory since June 2019. She obtained her BSc with First class Honors from the Department of Biological Sciences in the University of Cyprus graduating with the second overall highest grade and receiving an excellence award. She holds a MSc degree in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Cyprus.
FORMER LAB MEMBERS
Maria Vronti (Lab manager)
Christis Demosthenous (Lab manager)