We are housed at the Department of Life and Health Sciences, Human Biology Program, of the University of Nicosia, Cyprus
We study digestion and nutrient transport through the gastrointestinal tract in physiological and pathophysiological conditions using cell culture and animal models focusing on peptides and microRNAs. We are also interested in inherited kidney diseases and the molecular mechanisms behind Collagen IV inherited nephropathies. Finally, we investigate the contribution of individual patient genotype and biomarkers (microRNAs) in the treatment of various pathologies
Head of the Pieri Lab at the Department of Life and Health Sciences,
University of Nicosia, based in Nicosia, Cyprus.
The lab’s main research is focused on gastrointestinal physiology and nutrient transport in various physiological and pathophysiological conditions. We are also interested in inherited kidney disorders and the role of the Unfolded Protein Response (UPR) in human pathology. We have incorporated a repertoire of in vitro and in vivo models to address our research questions such as cell culture, migration, proliferation, wound healing assays, in vitro digestion models, animal models of disease and more. We are also interested in Science outreach and Education related to Human Anatomy and Physiology. Dr Pieri is also a member of the
Global Young Academy (GYA), an international society of young scientists, aiming to give a voice to young scientists across the globe.
PhD in Human Anatomy and Physiology, 2007
University of Oxford, UK
BA in Biology, 2003
University of Patras, Greece
Bovine microRNAs, Colorectal cancer, Human Digestion
Human molecular genetics, Molecular and cellular mechanisms of disease development, Inherited kidney diseases, Biobanking
microRNAs, Cancer, Biomarkers
Language impairments in multilingual individuals, Aphasia, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
Attention, Working Memory, Perception, Neuroimaging (MRI), Brain Stimulation (TMS/tDCS)