I hold a B.Sc degree on Medical Laboratories (2010, Technological Educational Institute of Athens) and also an M.Sc degree on Experimental Molecular Biology (2013, University of Cyprus). Now I am a postgraduate student (PhD candidate) at the University of Cyprus in the Department of Biological Sciences (Ecology and Biodiversity Laboratory). I entered the doctoral program of Ecology and Biodiversity in 2013 and I have successfully completed the lesson courses needed for the program and already started my research. Until now, I presented parts of my work in national and international conferences, and I also published a part of my M.Sc research in the scientific journal Aquatic Ecology.
Throughout the years as a student in the fields of Biology, I was always fascinated by the unique reptilian physiology and behavior. Now, as a Ph.D candidate in the field, I can point out the importance of using reptile models to answer scientific questions from various topics (i.e. evolution, climate impacts, ecophysiology, social behavior etc.), based on their diverse ecological features as vertebrate organisms.
My Ph.D research includes field and laboratory experiments and focuses on the behavior and ecophysiology of lizard species found in Cyprus. The current project will be a part of my Ph.D thesis and the perspective of a possible crowdfunding will be of great help because of budget limitations.