Associate Professor  


                                           PHD:           1997, University of Crete

Scientific interests

Our research aims to understand the mechanisms of cell cycle checkpoints in vertebrate cells and ultimately find ways of exploiting them to make anti-cancer therapies more effective.

Recent publications

  • Petsalaki E and Zachos G. DNA damage response proteins regulating mitotic cell division: double agents preserving genome stability. The FEBS Journal 287: 1700-1721, 2020.
  • Petsalaki E and Zachos G. Building bridges between chromosomes: novel insights into the abscission checkpoint. Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences 76: 4291-4307, 2019.
  • Petsalaki E, Dandoulaki M and Zachos G. Chmp4c is required for stable kinetochore-microtubule attachments. Chromosoma 127: 461-473, 2018.
  • Dandoulaki M, Petsalaki E, Sumpton D, Zanivan S and Zachos G. Src activation by Chk1 promotes actin patch formation and prevents chromatin bridge breakage in cytokinesis. Journal of Cell Biology 217: 3071-3089, 2018.
  • Petsalaki E, Dandoulaki M and Zachos G. The ESCRT protein Chmp4c regulates mitotic spindle checkpoint signaling. Journal of Cell Biology 217: 861-876, 2018.
  • Petsalaki E and Zachos G. Clks 1, 2 and 4 prevent chromatin breakage by regulating the Aurora B-dependent abscission checkpoint. Nature Communications 7: e11451, 2016.