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A native of the ancient Greek island of Kos, the birthplace of Hippocrates, Dr. Paschalis completed his doctorate in medicine, with excellence. Dr. Paschalis' research extends to various areas of ophthalmology. He aims to improve the Boston keratoprosthesis artificial cornea, develop novel implantable glaucoma valves and keratoprosthesis devices, develop micro-optomechanical pressure systems for intraocular pressure measurements, design groundbreaking materials for vitreoretinal surgery, design and develop new drug delivery systems for biologic therapies. He is the Director of Innovation at Boston Keratoprosthesis and investigates new ideas and strategies to improve corneal prosthesis. His main research involves the mitigation of retina damage after ocular injuries, and in particular the study of the role of microglial cells in neurodegeneration and neuroglial remodeling. In this context, he develops targeted antibody therapies for retinal neuroprotection. Dr. Paschalis' work extends into clinical research, in which he studies various inflammatory markers for the early detection of glaucoma in patients who received Boston keratoprosthesis surgery.
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BEng (with honors), Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Coventry University, UK (2000)
MSc., Telecommunications Technology, Astong University, UK (2002)
Ph.D., Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology, Democritus University, Greece (2010)
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (2011-2013)
2017: Recipient of the Fight for Sight award (Principal Investigator/PI).
2016: Honorarium-Invited guest speaker at our 28th University of Montreal Ophthalmology Research Day, June, 23, 2016.
2015: Recipient of Lions award (Co-PI).
2015: Recipient of Lions award (PI).
2014: Recipient of the Eleanor and Miles Shore 50th Anniversary Fellowships for Scholars in Medicine, Harvard Cornea Center.
2014: Recipient of Life Achievement Award in Medicine by the Dodecanese Society of New England, MA, USA, May, 17, 2014.
2013: First award of Best Paper Session, second author, 4-5, October 2013, European Society of Cornea and Ocular Surface Disease Specialists, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
2013: First scientific award, New England Ophthalmological Society (NEOS), MA, USA.
2007: Second scientific award, 1st Interuniversity Ophthalmology Congress, Greece.
2005: Recognition award by the Greek institution of foreign education, Greece.
2004: Pythagoras Research Support award, EU and Greek Ministry of Education (E.P.E.A.E.K. II).
2000: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), MSc Scholarship, UK.