Connecting European Neuroscience

Stylianopoulou, Fotini

Secretary General (2010 - 2012)

Curriculum Vitae


September 1972 -June 1976: Stanford University Medical School, Palo Alto, CA, USA. Degree: PhD in Neuro- and Biobehavioral- Sciences.

January 1971 - June 1972: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N.Y., USA. Degree: M.S. in Chemistry (with specialty in Biochemistry).

September 1966 -June 1970: Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., USA. Degree: B.A. in Biochemistry (general and departmental honors, ΦBK).

Academic Career

October 1985-today: Professor of Biology, University of Athens, Faculty of Nursing, Department of Basic Sciences, Athens, Greece.

April 1977-October 1985: Lecturer in Histology-Embryology, Athens University Medical School. Tenure granted June 1980.

February 1987- September 1987: Visiting Professor in the Department of Human Genetics and Development, Columbia University, New York, N.Y., USA.

Teaching Experience

Extensive experience in teaching Cell and Molecular Biology, Human Genetics, Neurobiology, and Psychophysiology both at the undergraduate and graduate level. Advisor in 19 PhD theses in Neuroscience.

Administrative Experience

Vice President of the Faculty of Nursing, Head of the Department of Basic Sciences, Director of Graduate Studies, Head of the laboratory of Biology-Biochemistry, member of the National Advisory Council for Research, president of the Hellenic Society for Neuroscience and member of the council of the European Brain and Behaviour Society (EBBS).

Selected Publications

  • Panagiotaropoulos T., Diamantopoulou A., Stamatakis A., Dimitropoulou M., Stylianopoulou F."Learning of a T-maze by rat pups when contact with the mother is either permitted or denied." Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, in press
  • Savvaki M., Panagiotaropoulos T., Stamatakis A., Sargiannidou I., Karatzioula P., Watanabe K., Stylianopoulou F., Karagogeos D., Kleopas K. "Impairment of learning and memory in TAG-1 deficient mice associated with shorter CNS internodes and disrupted juxtaparanodes." Molecular Cellular Neuroscience, 39(3):478-90, 2008.
  • Garoflos E, Stamatakis A, Rafrogianni A, Pondiki S, Stylianopoulou F. "Neonatal handling on the first postnatal day leads to increased maternal behavior and fos levels in the brain of the newborn rat." Dev Psychobiol. 50(7):704-13, 2008.
  • Stamatakis A, Pondiki S, Kitraki E, Diamantopoulou A, Panagiotaropoulos T, Raftogianni A, Stylianopoulou F. 2008
    Effect of neonatal handling on adult rat spatial learning and memory following acute stress. Stress 11:148-59.
  • Garoflos E, Stamatakis A, Pondiki S, Apostolou A, Philippidis H, Stylianopoulou F. 2007
    Cellular mechanisms underlying the effect of a single exposure to neonatal handling on neurotrophin-3 in the brain of 1-day-old rats. Neuroscience 148:349-58.
  • Mantelas A, Stamatakis A, Fameli M, Stylianopoulou F. 2007 Sex differences in the control of neuronal nitric oxide synthase by GABA-A receptors in the developing rat diencephalon. Brain Res. 1149:38-49.
  • Pondiki S, Stamatakis A, Fragkouli A, Philippidis H, Stylianopoulou F. 2006
    Effects of neonatal handling on the basal forebrain cholinergic system of adult male and female rats. Neuroscience. 142:305-14.
  • Stamatakis A, Mantelas A, Papaioannou A, Pondiki S, Fameli M, Stylianopoulou F. 2006
    Effect of neonatal handling on serotonin 1A sub-type receptors in the rat hippocampus. Neuroscience 140:1-11.
  • Fragkouli A, Stamatakis A, Zographos E, Pachnis V, Stylianopoulou F. 2006
    Sexually dimorphic effects of the Lhx7 null mutation on forebrain cholinergic function. Neuroscience 137:1153-64.
  • Garoflos E, Stamatakis A, Mantelas A, Philippidis H, Stylianopoulou F. 2005
    Cellular mechanisms underlying an effect of "early handling" on pCREB and BDNF in the neonatal rat hippocampus. Brain Res. 1052:187-95.
  • Fragkouli A, Hearn C, Errington M, Cooke S, Grigoriou M, Bliss T, Stylianopoulou F, Pachnis V. 2005
    Loss of forebrain cholinergic neurons and impairment in spatial learning and memory in LHX7-deficient mice. Eur J Neurosci.11:2923-38.

Prof. Fotini Stylianopoulou

Laboratory of Biology-Biochemistry
University of Athens
Papadiamantopoulou 123
GR-11527 Athens
Phone: +30-210-7461467
Fax: +30-210-7461489