I was born in Athens in 1965. I studied at the Medical School of the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens (1983-1989) and then did post doctoral research in Neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University USA (1990-1991) and the University of Minnesota USA (1991-1992). In 1993 I received my doctorate degree from the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens. I completed  my residency in Psychiatry at the Psychiatry Department of the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens at Eginition Hospital (1996-1999).

I was a research scientist at the University Mental Health Research Institute (1999-2001) and a research fellow at the Neurology and Psychiatry Department at the University of Athens (2001-2004). In 2004 I was appointed as a Lecturer of Psychiatry, in 2010 as an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and in 2014 as an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens at Eginition Hospital.

 I direct an inpatient clinic specializing in the treatment of major psychiatric disorders at the Psychiatry Department of Eginition University Hospital. I also direct the Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience at the University Mental Health Research Institute in collaboration with the Psychiatry Department of National & Kapodistrian University of Athens at Eginition Hospital. The laboratory is devoted in the study of fundamental cognitive processes in healthy humans and patients with psychiatric disorders using psychophysical, electrophysiological and functional imaging methods.