Fotis Asimakopoulos Joins Hematology/Oncology Faculty
Dr. Fotis Asimakopoulos joined the Hematology/Oncology Division in the Department of Medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison on May 1, 2010.
He was born in Pyrgos, Peloponnese, Greece and received his bachelor of science degree in cellular and molecular pathology from the University of Bristol, United Kingdom.
His bachelor of medicine, bachelor of surgery and doctorate of philosophy were received from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.
His residency was conducted at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston. His fellowship was completed at Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York.
Asimakopoulos' cancer research efforts focus on myeloma and phase I experimental therapeutics. He will build on his previous work in the genetics of multiple myeloma, myeloma stem cells and the development of genetically engineered models for multiple myeloma.
Asimakopoulos has previously contributed to the molecular mapping of 20q deletions and the epigenetics of clonal evolution of chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML). He is one of the creators a novel animal model for multiple myeloma. In addition, Asimakopoulos is studying the genetic requirements for progression of myeloma and treatment response in the Vk*MYC myeloma model.
He is based in the Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research (WIMR).
Date Published: 08/04/2010