Prof. Panagiotis Tsonis University of Dayton, USA

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Prof. Panagiotis Tsonis, University of Dayton, USA Panagiotis Tsonis received his basic training in Greece and a Bachelor degree in Biology from Patras University. He completed his graduate studies at the Institute of Molecular Biology, Nagoya University, Japan, where he received both his MSc and PhD. After postdoctoral training at... read morethe Scripps Institute and the La Jolla Research Foundation he took his first academic appointment as an Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology at the University of Dayton and became full Professor in 1997. He currently holds the Mann Chair in the Sciences and is the Director of the Center for Tissue Regeneration and Engineering. The main goal of his research is to identify the molecular mechanisms of regeneration in amphibia and apply them to induce regeneration in mammals. Dr. Tsonis has published nearly 120 papers and 2 books. Dr. Tsonis sadly passed away in September 2016. He is survived by his wife Prof. Katia Del Rio-Tsonis, research colleague and professor of biology at Miami University; and his two daughters.