Biomedical Research Foundation Academy Of AthensAcademy Of Athens
Scientific Personnel

Dimitra Dimitra Mangoura, MD, PhD
Researcher A, Vice Director of Basic Research Center

Telephone : +30 210 6597 087, 081
Fax : +30 210 6597 545
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Center :

Basic Research

Lab Site :

Mangoura Lab

Brief Bio

Dr. Dimitra Mangoura, Vice Director of the Basic Research Center, received her MD from the University of Athens in 1985 and her Ph.D. in Neurobiology from the University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado, USA, and then the University of Athens in 1988.  Under the auspices of a National Institute of Health (NIH) fellowship and then a National Individual Research Award also from NIH, she completed her postdoctoral studies at The University of Chicago, Chicago, USA, on phosphorylation-dependent signaling mechanisms in neural progenitor cell development and the effects of opiates.  In 1994, she joined the Faculty of Pediatrics at The University of Chicago, and in 1997 the Faculty in the Committees of Neurobiology and of Cell Physiology.  In 2002, she joined the Faculty of the Center of Preventive Medicine, Neurosciences & Social Psychiatry and acted as its director until 2013.  Dr. Mangoura has led an internationally recognized program on the mechanisms of differentiation in developing neurons and astrocytes, funded by NIH and other USA foundations, including Louis Block and the Brain Research Foundations, and more recently by European Union (EU) and Greek national agencies.   Her academic work includes teaching in Medical Schools, graduate and undergraduate programs in USA and graduate programs in Greek Universities.   Dr. Mangoura has served as a reviewer in NIH Study Sections and continues to be a member of evaluation rosters for the European Union and other countries and to serve in editiorial boards.  She served in the Council of the International Society for Neurochemistry (2013-2017) for which she chaired the Schools Initiative Committee and was recently elected in the Council of the European Society for Neurochemistry.


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