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Paraskevi Giannakakou

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Associate Professor of Pharmacology in Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Weill Cornell

Paraskevi Evi Giannakakou is Associate Professor of Pharmacology in Medicine in the Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology at Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University, New York, New York. She received her PhD in Pharmacology from University of Athens School of Medicine, Athens, Greece and the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD in 1997. Dr. Giannakakou became Assistant Professor of Hematology and Medical Oncology at the Winship Cancer institute of Emory University in 2000 and was recruited to WCMC in 2005. Dr. Giannakakou’s research is focused on the biology of the microtubule cytoskeleton in cancer and the mechanism of action of antitumor drugs that target microtubules and are used in cancer chemotherapy. More specifically, her research tries to identify the intracellular trafficking and signaling pathways that require an intact and dynamic microtubule network as well as the little-understood functional consequences of drug-induced microtubule disruption and cell death. She is the co-leader of Project 2 in which she proposed to study the effects of microtubule dynamics in three dimentional cell migration and the cross talk between cancer-cell microtubules and the tumor microenvironment.