Ioannis (Yannis) Zervantonakis 

Yannis received his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, and his masters degree in mechanical engineering from the Technical University of Munich in 2006. From 2006-2007 he was a graduate research assistant at the  Ultrasound Elasticity laboratory (Prof. Elisa Konofagou) in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Columbia University, New York. Yannis completed his doctoral studies at MIT in the mechanobiology laboratory (Prof. Roger Kamm) in the Department of Mechanical Engineering in December 2012. Since January 2013 he has been a postdoctoral fellow in cancer biology at Harvard Medical School in the lab of Prof. Joan Brugge and has been awarded the DoD Breast Cancer Postdoctoral Fellowship (June 2014) and the NIH Pathway to Independence K99/R00 Award (September 2017).



2007 - 2012

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering / Bioengineering

2003 - 2005

Technical University of Munich

MSc. / Dipl. Ing.  in Mechanical Engineering

2001 - 2006

National Technical University of Athens

BSc. / Diploma  in Mechanical Engineering

2017 - 2019

Harvard Medical School

Instructor in Cell Biology

2013 - 2017

Harvard Medical School

Postdoctoral Fellow in Cell Biology (Brugge lab)

2007 - 2012

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

PhD Candidate (Kamm lab)

2006 - 2007

Columbia University

Research Assistant (UEIL lab)


Department of Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh

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