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Elizabeth Johnson
Dean, Professor, Anatomy
The School of Medicine
Academic Qualifications
QualificationYearAwarding InstitutionDepartmentThesis title (Optional Entry)
Post-Doctoral Fellow1991National Institute of Child Health & Human Development, National Institutes of HealthSection of Pediatric EndocrinologyMolecular Neuroendocrinology & Chemical Neuroanatomy
Doctor of Philosophy1990University of Maryland & National Institute of Mental HealthSchool of SciencesFunctional Neuroanatomy & Psychoneuroendocrinology
Post-Bacheloreate1985Cornell UniversityDepartment of Neurobiology & BehaviorNeuroanatomy
Bachelor of Science1982University of MarylandSchool of Sciences
Employment History
Period of employmentEmployerLocationPosition
2017DateSchool of Medicine, European University CyprusNicosia, CyprusProfessor of Anatomy, Acting Dean, School of Medicine
20112018School of Medicine, National & Kapodistrian University of AthensAthens, GreeceProfessor of Anatomy
20032011School of Medicine, University of IoanninaIoannina, GreeceAssociate Professor of Anatomy
YearTitleOther authorsJournal and Publisher / ConferenceVol.Pages
2018Salivary cortisol and alpha-amylase diurnal profiles and stress reactivity in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorderAngeli E, Korpa T, Papassotririou I, Chrousos GP, Pervanidou P.Psychoneuro-endocrinology90174-181
2017Pharmacological Neuroprotection in Cardiac Surgery: Effectiveness of Pharmacologic-Preconditioning with ErythromycinKoutsogiannidis CPCurrent Vascular Pharmacology16329-335
2016Decreased DNA disruption in the porcine neocortex with erythromycin preconditioning during prolonged hypothermic circulatory arrest: evidence for neuroprotectionKoutsogiannidis CP, Ananiadou OG, Ampatzidou FC, Savvas IP, Mytilinaios DG, Nikolopoulous EN, Troupis TG, Charchanti AV, Drossos GEJ Card Surg30525-31
2015Modulation of central glucocorticoid receptors in short- and long-term experimental hyperthyroidismNikolopoulou E, Mytilinaios D, Calogero AE, Kamilaris TC, Troupis T, Chrousos GPEndocrine49828-41
2014Consequences of psychophysiological stress on cytochrome P450-catalyzed drug metabolismKonstandi M, Lang MANeuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews45149-167
2013Effects of experimentally induced hyperthyroidism on central hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis function in ratsCalogero AE, Konstandi M, Kamilaris TC, La Vignera S, Chrousos GPPituitary16275-86
2012Modernization of an anatomy class: from conceptualization to implementation – A case for integrated multimodal- multi-disciplinary teachingCharchanti A, Troupis T.Anatomical Sciences Education5354-66
1996The biobehavioral consequences of psychogenic stress in a small, social primate (Calithrix jacchus jacchus)Kamilaris TC, Carter CS, Callogero AE, Gold PW, Chrousos PWBiological Psychiatry40317-337
1992Mechanisms of Stress: A Dynamic Overview of Hormonal and Behavioral HomeostasisKamilaris, T.C., Chrousos, G.P. and Gold, P.W.Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews16115-130
1990Interactions between tumor necrosis factor-α, hypothalamic corticotropin-releasing hormone, adrenocorticotropin secretion in the rat.Bernardini, R., Kamilaris, T.C., Calogero, A.E., Gomez M.T., Gold, P.WEndocrinology1271574-1579
DateTopicInternational / LocalLocation*Role in Exhibition
Apr 7, 2017Intracranial Glioma Workshop from A to ZInternationalLarissa, GreeceLecture: Cortical Functional Anatomy.
Feb 15, 20172nd Winter Orthopedic CourseInternationalMzaar, LebanonLecture: Neuro-regeneration of the Peripheral Nerve
Dec 12, 2015Inaugural Meeting of the Institute for Stress Biology and MedicineInternationalAthens, GreeceKeynote: Neuroplasticity: Common Mechanisms with Stress and Mood Disorders
Dec 5, 20159th International Symposium on Experimental Spinal Cord Repair and RegenerationInternationalBrescia, ItalyKeynote: Neuroplasticity and cortical remapping: basic concepts & clinical implications
Oct 22-23, 2015HIPON International Conference & ICT WorkshopInternationalAthens, GreeceLecture: A Case for Integrated Multimodal-Multi-disciplinary Teaching of Anatomy
May 201529th Hellenic Neurosurgery Congress & 9th Meeting of Neurosurgery NursesInternationalAthens, GreeceLecture: Anatomy of the Cerebral Hemispheres
May 16-18, 2014International Scientific Conference “Treatment of Epilepsies II”,InternationalThessaly, GreeceKeynote: Neuroplasticity and the Development and Structure of the Temporal Lobe
2-3 May 20146th European Low Grade Glioma Network MeetingInternationalThessaloniki, Greece,Keynote: Basic Concepts on Neuroplasticity
May 200610th Congress Society for Surgery of the Hand and Upper ExtremityInternationalAntalya, TurkeyKeynote: Functional Neuroanatomy of Proprioception of the Upper Extremity
October 1999Fourth International Conference of the International Society of NeuroimmunomodulationInternationalLugano, SwitzerlandLecture: Neuroendocrine manifestations of Sjogren's Syndrome
Research Projects
DateTitleFunded byProject Role*
2019-2021Gender Outcomes INternational Group: to Further Well-being Development (GOING-FWD)GENDER-NET+, a European initiative part of the EU H2020 initiativePI EUC, Cyprus for gender data on Stress studies, in 5-Country Transatlantic network along with McGill, University of Vienna, Karolinska Institute, Universidad de Murcia
2011-2016Start-up Equipment Support, Orthopaedic Research & Education Center, Attikon University Hospital, AthensStavros Niarchos FoundationCollaborator – Coordinator for basic science unit
2007-2008Tissue microarrays for large data set examinationUniversity Structural Support Grant, Programs of Academic Excellence University of IoanninaPI
2006Pilot study for free cycle program for general studiesResearch for Education IEPAEK IICollaborator
2002-2004Molecular mechanisms of apoptosisIraklitos (EPEAEK ΙΙ), University of IoanninaAdvisor
2006-2008Role of psyhological stress on hnRNP and DARPP-32 expression in the CNSPENED 2003, 03EΔ957, Greek Secretary of Research & TechnologyCollaborator
1993-1995Thyroid Hormone regulation of Glucocorticoid Receptors in Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal (HPA) Axis ActivityPENED 1991, no. 91EΔ315, Greek Secretary of Research & TechnologyCollaborator
1990-1991Hippocampal mineralocorticoid & glucocorticoid receptor mRNA in glucocorticoid resistant nonhuman primateIntramural Research Training Award, National Institute of Child Health & Human Development, Developmental Endocrinology Br, NIHPI
1987-1990Biobehavioral consequences of psychogenic stress in small, social primateIndividual National Research Service Award, National Institute of Mental Health, Biological and Neuroscience BranchPI
Academic Consulting Services/Councils/Boards/Editorial Committees
PeriodOrganizationTitle of Position or ServiceKey Activities
2015-Institute of Biology and Medicine StressBoard of DirectorsScientific direction of institute
2008-2012Hellenic National Academic Recognition Information Center (NARIC), Hellenic Ministry of EducationExamination Committee AnatomyExaminer
2005State Scholarships FoundationAnatomy for Scholarships in Endovascular SurgeryExaminer
2004Hellenic Federal Drug AdministrationAdvisorAdvisor
1998-2004Ioannina Biomedical Research Institute (IBRI), currently merged with the Foundation for Research & Technology-Hellas (FORTH)Founding Board of DirectorsEstablishment of research institute
Awards/International Recognition
DateTitleAwarded by:
2015In Vitro Comparison of Rabbit Mesenchymal stem cells derived from bone marrow, synovium, tendon, ligament and adipose tissueSilver Winner, RegenMed
2014Decreased DNA Disruption in the Porcine Neocortex with Erythromycin Preconditioning during Prolong Hypothermic Circulatory Arrest27th Annual Meeting of the European Association for CardioThoracic Surgery, Oct Milan, Itally
2013Erythromycin induced neuroprotection during prolonged deep hypothermic circulatory arrest in an acute porcine model23rd World Congress of the World Society of Cardio-Thoracic Surgeons, Split, Croatioa
2013Preconditiong of brain with erythromycin in HCA, protects brain12th Northwestern Cardiology Congress, Thessaloniki
2012Effect of deep hypothermia and HCA on neuroprotection: study in acute porcine model9th Hellenic Congress of the Hellenic Society for CardioThoracic Surgery, Thessaloniki
2012Modernization of an anatomy class: from conceptualization to implementationa – A case for integrated multimodal- multi-disciplinary teachingAmerican Association of Anatomists, Anatomical Sciences Education
2006Increased Bcl-2 immunoreactivity at 10oC indicates additional cerebral protection during circulatory arrest.Young Investigator Award: 86th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) 29 April-3 May, Philadelphia, PA
2005Acute regional neuronal injury following hypothermic circulatory arrest in a porcine modelRabago Prize: 54th International Congress of the European Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery
2000Prevalence of autoimmune thyroiditis among school children in Northwestern Greece“Professor K Miras Award” 8th Meeting of the Balkan Clinical Laboratory Federation
1987-90Individual National Research Service AwardNational Institute of Mental Health, Biological and Neuroscience Branch in the field of Functional Neuroanatomy
Other Achievements
DateTitleKey Activities:
2008Visiting Professor, Duke University Medical CenterFresh Cadaver Flap Dissection Course Instructor
2011Visiting Professor, New York University, Institute of Reconstructive Plastic SurgeryInstructor for peripheral nerve repair & regeneration
2016Visiting Professor, University of Serbia, BelgradeInstructor for Neuroplasticity
2011-todayMember of American Association of AnatomistsEducational Activities of Society
2011-todayMember of Association of Clinical AnatomistsEducational Activities of Society
2017-todayEditorial Board, Anatomical Educational SciencesReview of manuscripts
2007International Editorial Board of Advisors, Grey’s Anatomy for Students, Churchill LivingstoneReview of Chapters, and book content
2008International Editorial Board, Atlas of Clinical and Gross Anatomy, Elsevier, MosbyReview of Chapters, and book content
2012Clinical NeuroanatomyEditor and Author of Medical Textbook
2017Federative International Programme for Anatomical Education (FIPAE) of the International Federation of Associations of Anatomists (IFFA)Advisory Board