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Personal Stuff

I was born over thirty years ago on a warm summer's day within the four humble walls of a sod house in the great prairie that would one day become Chicago, Illinois. My proud Greek immigrant parents soon sold their possessions and established a settlement in the banal Northwest Suburbs to ensure that I would be unburdened by the benefits of a Chicago Public School Education. These years in the wilderness fostered my development, which led to my attending the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where I received a B.S. in Genetics and Development. Thereafter, graduate school called me and I entered the Department of Human Genetics of University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, and earned a M.S. and Ph.D. in the laboratories of NHGRI in Bethesda, MD. I'm currently working as a Research Fellow at a Baltimore, MD based initiative to map inherited diseases. My work involves both Qualitiative Traits (e.g. potential treatments for Thalassemias) and Quantitative Traits (e.g. blood pressure, obesity, and coronary heart diseases).

My Curriculum Vitae is available upon request.

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