Nick Makridakis, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology
TCC Program Member
(504) 988-5418, fax (504) 988-5516
1430 Tulane Ave., SL-68, New Orleans, LA 70112
Nick Makridakis was born in Athens, Greece. He obtained his B.S. in biology at the University of Athens in 1989. He then moved to the United States and obtained his Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles, 1997. Dr. Makridakis conducted his postdoctoral studies at the Institute of Genetic Medicine at the USC, 1997-2001, under the mentorship of Juergen Reichardt, Ph.D., and was an American Cancer Society Research Fellow from 1998-2000. He became an assistant professor of research in 2002 in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at USC. Makridakis moved to New Orleans in 2007 to accept his current position in the Department of Epidemiology. He is interested in understanding the complex cooperative relationship between genetic and environmental contributors of multi-factorial diseases, particularly cancer.