I am an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Genetics at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. Following my MD and general clinical training in Greece, I completed a master’s on the Science of Stress at Athens University and trained as a psychiatrist at Duke University. I then did a PhD and postdoc in Molecular Biology at the Max Planck Institute and Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich. The overarching mission of my research is to elucidate how epigenomic patterns result from stressful experiences and, in turn, shape aging and disease trajectories. My lab’s interdisciplinary work combines large-scale analyses in human cohorts with mechanistic investigations in cell models.