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Anastasios Pavlopoulos, PhD
Janelia Fellow / 2013–Present

Scientific Discipline

Developmental Biology, Genetics

Institution

Janelia Research Campus

Current Position

Dr. Pavlopoulos is a fellow at the Janelia Research Campus.

Current Research

Probing the Molecular and Cellular Basis of Developmental Morphogenesis

Anastasios Pavlopoulos is studying animal development at multiple levels of biological organization: from gene expression and function, to dynamic cell behaviors, to tissue and organ morphogenesis. To bridge these scales, he is using established and emerging arthropod model species that satisfy a number of appealing biological and technical requirements.
The crustacean model Parhyale hawaiensis...

Biography

Anastasios (Tassos) Pavlopoulos is a fellow at Janelia. He received a BSc in biology from the University of Patras, Greece, an MSc in biological sciences (molecular biology and genetics) from the University of Crete, Greece, and a PhD in…

Anastasios (Tassos) Pavlopoulos is a fellow at Janelia. He received a BSc in biology from the University of Patras, Greece, an MSc in biological sciences (molecular biology and genetics) from the University of Crete, Greece, and a PhD in molecular biology and biomedicine from the University of Crete and IMBB-FORTH, where he studied with Michalis Averof. He went on to do a postdoc in the lab of Michael Akam at the University of Cambridge, UK, where he studied Hox genes and appendage specialization in flies and crustaceans. He also conducted postdoctoral research in the lab of Pavel Tomancak at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Dresden, Germany, where he worked on multiview selective plane illumination microscopy of crustacean embryos. At Janelia, Pavlopoulos uses the crustacean amphipod Parhyale hawaiensis as a model to probe the molecular and cellular basis of developmental morphogenesis.

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Education

  • BSc, biology, University of Patras, Greece
  • PhD, molecular biology and biomedicine, University of Crete, Greece