Current:

Constantinos Hadjipanayis, M.D., PhD

Principal Investigator

 

Alexandros Bouras, M.D.

Associate Scientist and Lab Manager

Professional photoDr. Bouras received his M.D. from the University of Athens Medical School in Athens, Greece. He completed his residency in General Surgery at Metaxa Cancer Hospital in Piraeus, Greece, and Neurological Surgery at Tzanio General Hospital in Piraeus, Greece. He was a Research Associate of the Brain Tumor Nanotechnology Laboratory at the Winship Cancer Institute, Department of Neurosurgery at Emory University School of Medicine. He is currently an Associate Scientist and the Lab Manager of the Brain Tumor Nanotechnology Laboratory at the Tisch Cancer Institute, Department of Neurosurgery at the Icahn School of Medicine of the Mount Sinai Medical Center. He is an Associate Member of Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) and a mentor for the Summer Scholars Research Program of Winship Cancer Institute and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He is the recipient of the 2011 AANS/CNS Section on Tumors/BrainLab International Research Fellowship. Click here for Dr. Bouras’ Google Scholar list of publications.

 

Joe Gerald Jesu Raj, PhD.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Jesu Raj received his first PhD from the prestigious Indian School of Mines, currently Indian Institute of Technology-Indian School of Mines, in the field of Organometallic Chemistry. Dr. Jesu Raj completed his second PhD in Materials Science specializing Bionanotechnology from the Énergie, Matériaux et Télécommunications (EMT), Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS), Canada. He spent a year as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Nebraska Medical Center focusing on bio-sensing and drug delivery applications. Dr. Jesu Raj has extensive experience in synthetic organic, organometallic chemistry, nanomaterials synthesis, bio-conjugation and characterization. In November 2017, he joined the Brain Tumor Nanotechnology Laboratory and has been working to develop new multi-pronged nanomaterials-based therapeutics for GBM. Dr. Jesu Raj has been a member of the American Chemical Society (ACS), Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC) and the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR).

Georgios Skandalakis, M.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Georgios Skandalakis completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Piraeus and the American College of Greece, where he majored in Business administration with a minor in Psychology. He then continued his studies in Medicine and received his MD from the Medical School of Athens. There he also obtained an MSc in Molecular and Applied Physiology focusing on the molecular mechanisms underlying glioma infiltration through the white matter of the brain, and also worked as a PhD student in brain connectivity at the Athens Microneurosurgery laboratory where he studied the white matter connectivity of the human precuneus. He also completed a research Internship at the Surgical Innovations Laboratory for Skull base and Microneurosurgery at the Department of Neurological Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College/New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York, where he also had the opportunity to serve as a trainer and assistant on the organization of neurosurgical courses. During his senior year of his medical studies he worked as a research fellow at the Department of Pharmacology setting up microsurgical brain ischemia models in transgenic mice. Georgios is a reviewer of the Therapeutic Advances in Neurological Disorders and a member of the Congress of the Neurological Surgeons.

 

Dominique Bozec, B.S.

Senior Research Associate

Dominique received his Bachelor in Science from the University of Occidental Brittany in Brest, France, and went on to work as a Research Technician in the Laboratory of Plant Biology and Pathology at the University of Nantes, France. Previously, he was a Senior Research Associate of the Yeretssian Laboratory in the Immunology Institute at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He is currently a Senior Research Associate of the Brain Tumor Nanotechnology Laboratory at the Tisch Cancer Institute, Department of Neurosurgery at the Icahn School of Medicine of the Mount Sinai Medical Center. Click here for Dominique’s list of publications.

 

Daniel Rivera, B.S.

Trainee

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Daniel received his B.S. in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology from Yale University in 2018. Previously, while working in the Department of Neurosurgery at the Yale School of Medicine, his research focused on the neuropathological changes associated with Temporal Lobe Epilepsy and epileptogenesis. Daniel joined the Brain Tumor Nanotechnology lab in 2019 to be on the forefront of neuro oncological translational research as well as to further his passion for neuroscience and healthcare.

 

Caroline Rizea, B.S.

Trainee

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Caroline received her B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from The Pennsylvania State University in 2019. Previously, Caroline worked with the Mount Sinai Department of Neurosurgery as a clinical trainee in the summer of 2018, with a main focus in Skull base tumors and Artificial Intelligence. Caroline joined the Brain Tumor Nanotechnology Laboratory in 2019, and is enthusiastic about working with a skilled team to continue discovering more about her fascination in neuroscience.

 

Keon Mahmoudi, B.S.

Trainee

Keon received his B.S. in Biology from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He initially joined the lab at Emory University as a Winship Cancer Institute Summer Research Scholar in 2012. He is currently a Trainee at the Mount Sinai Medical Center’s Brain Tumor Nanotechnology Laboratory. Click here for Keon’s Google Scholar list of publications.