Dr. Andri Christodoulou is a molecular cell biologist who has been trained at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany, in the laboratory of Prof. Iain. W. Mattaj (former Director General of the EMBL), initially funded by a postdoctoral fellowship for two years by the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO Long-Term Fellowship), and then, via a post-doctoral researcher contract from the EMBL. In the following period 2012-2019 she was a post-doctoral associate in Prof. Niovi Santama’s laboratory at the University of Cyprus, and in 2019 she joined the lab of Dr Paris Skourides.
She is a graduate of the Department of Chemistry, University of Athens. For her undergraduate Diploma thesis, she investigated the presence of Nitric Oxide Synthase in the protozoon Tetrahymena pyriformis. She then enrolled to the Ph.D. Programme of the Department of Chemistry, University of Cyprus, in the field of Biochemistry/Molecular and Cellular Biology. During her doctoral studies, the focal point of her research was the investigation and functional characterization of KIFC5A focusing on its role in mitosis and its implication in the regulation of centrosome duplication. During her Ph.D. she has received an EMBO Short-Term Fellowship and a doctoral studentship by A.G. Leventis Foundation (France).
Dr A. Christodoulou has published eight original scientific articles in competitive international peer reviewed Journals. Her research mainly focused in understanding the role of ER-transmembrane proteins on endoplasmic reticulum (ER) morphogenesis and function. Currently she is working on identifying the composition of the CMC complex.