Vasileios Papakis, BS Research Technician

Phone: 312-503-6126 | E-mail: vasileios.papakis[at]

Vasileios grew up in Pikermi, a small mountainous suburb of Athens, Greece. He moved to the US at the age of 17 and received his Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology from the University of Texas at Dallas. There, he worked as an undergraduate researcher for Dr. Leonidas Bleris, where he employed genome engineered cells to characterize sources of gene expression noise along the central dogma. As our laboratory technologist, Vasileios aims to use CRISPR-based technologies on iPSCs to create unique models for our studies and streamline the quality control for our edited cell lines. In his free time Vasileios loves to cook for friends and the outdoors; hiking and flying kites.

Dina Simkin, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Konstantinos Tsioras, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Francesco Alessandrini, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Jacob Mann, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Wanhao Chi, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Eric J. Martin, BS; DGP Student

Graduate Student

Kelly Marshall, BS; NUIN Student

Graduate Student

Andrew Fleming, BS; NUIN Student

Graduate Student

Thao Nguyen, BS

Graduate Student

Kevin Smith

Lab Manager

Mennat Gharib, BS

Research Technician

Matthew Wright, MSc

Bioinformatics Analyst

Contact Us

The lab is superbly located in the downtown Chicago area, a few minutes away from Lake Michigan,
the shopping and restaurants of Magnificent Mile, within the historical Montgomery Ward Memorial Building.

For general lab inquires please contact our lab manager Kevin at: Phone: 312-503-6126 | E-mail:


Evangelos Kiskinis Lab | Northwestern University
Feinberg school of Medicine | Department of Neurology
Searle 6-450 | 320 East Superior Street
Chicago, IL 60611, USA