Paraskevi Rea Oikonomidou, MD
Having a medical education background, I was always attracted to research and the implementation of novel scientific discoveries in clinical practice. In 2012, while working as a research fellow in Dr. Vogiatzi’s lab in Weill Cornell Medical College (New York, NY), I collaborated with the Rivella lab. During that time, I was interested on identifying the chronic effect of polycythemia on bone metabolism. I officially joined the lab in 2014 as a research fellow and subsequently continued as a visiting scientist (Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, 2015-2016). My work mainly focused on characterizing the progressive hematopoietic phenotype of a mouse model of myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and on better understanding newly characterized pathways that improve erythropoiesis in disorders associated with anemia, such as β-thalassemia and MDS. I am currently attending a pediatric residency training program at Penteli General Hospital for Children.