Chrissa Kioussi

Professor and Chair of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Office: 541-737-2179

Pharmacy Building

Pharmacy Building 327

1601 SW Jefferson Avenue

1601 SW Jefferson Avenue
Corvallis, OR 97331
Hellenic Pasteur Institute, Athens, Greece, Ph.D. Molecular Cell Biology, 1992
Research Highlights: 

The Kioussi laboratory is interested in defining the gene regulatory networks involved in muscle development and energy balance systems. Their studies serve as the foundation for development of future strategies and pharmacological interventions that influence the maintenance and differentiation potential of cell populations in patients with disrupted metabolic fuel homeostasis and muscle atrophy.

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Affiliated with: 
Pharmacy Professnl Instr
OSU Main Campus
Faculty Type: 
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Research/Career Interests: 

The precision in formation of a developing embryo is the result of an intricate mechanism of morphogenetic events, which bring cell populations together for interactions to form three dimensional structures. Complex cascades of signal transduction pathways coupling with an overlapping array of transcription factors constitute the basis for interpreting the transient morphogenetic code. Chrissa Kioussi focuses on the molecular mechanisms by which transcription factors, such as the homeobox genes, mediate cardiovascular and muscle development. Using mouse model systems she searches for a better understanding of congenital heart diseases, muscular dystrophies and human syndromes.

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