Ioannis (Yannis) Zervantonakis, Principal Investigator

  • Instructor, Cell Biology                                              

  • Postdoc, Cell Biology                                                 

  • Ph. D., Mechanical engineering / Bioengineering           

  • M.S., Mechanical engineering                                     

  • B.S., Mechanical engineering,                                     

Ioannis (Yannis) grew up in Heraklion (Crete), Greece and attended the National Technical University of Athens to study mechanical engineering. He then moved to Munich, Germany and obtained a M.S. in mechanical engineering from the Technical University of Munich. Yannis received his PhD in the lab of Roger Kamm at MIT, where he engineered an array of microfluidic devices to study the tumor microenvironment. For his postdoctoral studies Yannis joined the lab of Joan Brugge and developed systems biology approaches to study drug resistance and tumor-fibroblast interactions. Yannis is a recipient of a 2014 Department of Defense Breast Cancer Postdoctoral Fellowship and a 2017 NCI Pathway to Independence K99/R00 award. Outside the lab, Yannis enjoys mixing music, kayaking and playing basketball. 

Harvard Medical School                                            

Harvard Medical School                                            

Massachusetts Institute of Technology 

Technical University of Munich

National Technical University of Athens  



Department of Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh

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