Konstantinos Konstantopoulos

Ph.D. Rice University (’95)

Research Interests

  • Microfluidics
  • Nanoscale Mechanics
  • Quantitative Modeling
  • Receptor Biochemistry
  • Functional Genomics

Dr. Konstantopoulos served as Department Chair of ChemBE from 2008 to 2017. He received his Ph.D. from Rice University in 1995, and his Dip. Eng. from the National University of Athens in 1989.

The human body represents an exquisite feat of bioengineering. Physical and biochemical stimuli actively regulate cell responses. Therefore, elucidating the biophysical and biomolecular nature of physiologically relevant cellular processes requires the integration of engineering and microtechnology fundamentals with biophysical models and concepts from biochemistry and molecular cell biology. Specifically, our research efforts are directed at understanding how the vascular and tissue microenvironments regulate the dissemination of tumor cells from a primary tissue to distant organs throughout the body. The ultimate goal of our research program is to develop novel diagnostic tools and therapeutic strategies to combat cancer metastasis using a directed multi-disciplinary approach.

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