Panagiota Apostolou

Graduate Student

Panagiota (Julie) Apostolou got her Bachelor’s Degree in Molecular Biology and Genetics from Democritus University of Thrace, Greece. She received her Master’s degree from Medical School of Athens, Greece in Molecular Medicine and Neuroscience. Her Master’s
thesis was on specification and connectivity of distinct subpopulations of interneurons in the mouse spinal cord. She worked one year in a pharmaceutical company exploring the adverse effects of the drugs. In addition she has worked as a research assistant in Andy Mark’s
laboratory at Columbia University Medical Center where she investigated the role of ryanodine receptors in Huntington’s disease. Her current research as a PhD candidate involves using methods of electrophysiology to investigate neuronal activity and find
potential pharmaceutical targets in a mouse model of schizophrenia. In her spare time she enjoys reading literature, dancing, kickboxing and traveling all over the world.