The HBA-USA Board of Directors will host Dr. Konstantinos Drosatos in the “Meet the Professional” event. Dr. Drosatos is an Associate Professor in Cardiovascular Sciences, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University and as of January 2022 Professor in Pharmacology & Systems Physiology at the University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine. The meeting will be focused on “Career in Biomedical Science and Research Opportunities in USA”. The participants will have the opportunity to ask Dr. Drosatos questions about his career path and his journey in biomedical science from Greece to the USA.
Konstantinos Drosatos was the founding President of the HBA-USA in 2004. He received his undergraduate degree in Biology from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2000. He continued with graduate studies in Molecular Biology & Biomedicine at the University of Crete, Greece and Boston University, USA. From 2007 to 2012, he worked as a Post-doctoral Research Scientist at Columbia University and was then promoted to Associate Research Scientist. In 2014, he joined Temple University School of Medicine as a tenure-track Assistant Professor and was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2020. In 2021, he accepted the offer for the Ohio Eminent Scholar position of Professor in Pharmacology & Systems Physiology at the University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine. Up to date, he has more than 50 peer-reviewed publications in excellent medical and biosciences journals. His research, which focuses on cell signaling and transcriptional regulation of cardiac and systemic metabolic pathways, has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the American Heart Association, and private foundations.
He is an elected Fellow of the Basic Cardiovascular Sciences Council of the American Heart Association, the recipient of the 2014 Outstanding Early Career Investigator Award of the American Heart Association-Basic Cardiovascular Sciences Council, the recipient of the 2017 Early Research Investigator Award of the Medical School at Temple University, a Visiting Professor of the Center for Systems Biomedicine at the UCLA, and external faculty of the University of Crete Medical School (Greece). He has founded and served as the president of two scientific networks of Greek biomedical scientists and physicians that live abroad: The Hellenic Bioscientific Association of the USA and the World Hellenic Biomedical Association. During his tenure as the president of these societies he organized national meetings and an annual international summer school for medical and biosciences students. Currently, he is the Vice-President of the ARISTEiA-Institute for the Advancement of Research & Education in Arts, Sciences and Technology, chair-elect of the Mid-Career Committee of the International Society for Heart Research, and member of the Membership and Communications Committee of Basic Cardiovascular Sciences Council of the American Heart Association. He has been serving as the co-chair of the organizing committee of international conferences that were held in the USA, Japan and Europe. He is the co-founder of the top-level Olympiad in Cardiovascular Medicine that takes place every 4 years in Greece.
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