Andreas Kakarougkas is an assistant professor of cell and molecular biology at AUC. He is passionate about teaching and has delivered courses at all levels (introductory-graduate). Kakarougkas is particularly interested in applying the latest pedagogical approaches in order to enrich the learning experience of his students. He employs active learning approaches such as problem-based learning and blended learning to make his classes highly interactive.
Kakarougkas’ research focuses on how our bodies respond to carcinogens in our environment. In particular, he is interested in how damage to our DNA can lead to cancer. He has received specialist training in all aspects of cell and molecular biology, toxicology and DNA repair analysis. His research in the DNA damage responses field is published in high impact peer reviewed journals. Kakarougkas is currently working on the health implications of exposure to metallic nanoparticles found in air pollution. His research is particularly pertinent to Egypt due to the large number of people exposed to airborne pollutants.
PhD, 2012, University of Sussex, Brighton, East Sussex, United Kingdom.
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