Stefania

Stefania

PhD, Masters, Bachelors Dr in Biology, Concert Pianist

I have experience teaching in Oxford, schools, online, and science festivals.

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8 hours of classes

About me

Oxford PhD graduate in Biology. Postdoctoral researcher in the US & Cambridge University (cancer, ecology & evolution). Concert pianist.

2019- , Postdoctoral Fellow working on social evolution and cancer, Arizona State University & University of Cambridge, Advisors: Dr Athena Aktipis, Dr Carlo Maley, Dr Elizabeth Murchison.
2015-19, DPhil in Zoology, University of Oxford, New College. Thesis title: Multicellular group formation in algae. Supervisor: Professor Stuart West
2013-15, MSc (by Research) in Zoology, University of Oxford, St Hughs College, Thesis title: Predation and the evolution of multicellularity in algae. Supervisor: Professor Stuart West
2009-13, BSc in Biology-specialty in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, University of Crete, Grade: 9.22/10, Equivalent to First-Class Honours (ranked 1st amongst 174 graduates of the Department of Sciences and Engineering thus having the honour of reciting the oath at graduation ceremony). Thesis title: "Assessment of antibiotics Carbenicillin, Ciprofloxacin, Ticarcillin and Kanamycin in a Drosophila melanogaster model for combinatorial antimicrobial drug screening against Pseudomonas aeruginosa", Supervisor: Professor Yiorgos Apidianakis, Thesis Grade: 10/10 “Excellent”
2003-09, Secondary School/Lyceum, Public Music School of Heraklion, Crete, Grade: 19.5/20
1997-2003, Public Junior School, Kokkini Hani, Crete, Grade: 10/10

Tutor Experience

2016-18, Tutor in Evolution & Social Evolution (taught 27 undergraduates in 1:1 or 2:1 sessions) on topics of Social
Evolution & Major Evolutionary Transitions, University of Oxford
2016-17, Demonstrator for the “Organisms - Invertebrate Practicals” course run by Jonathan Green, Department of
Zoology, University of Oxford (involved in demonstrating, dissections & marking)
2017-18, Invigilator for undergraduate student exams, New College, University of Oxford
2017, Demonstrator for the “Tree of Life” practical run by Sebastian Shimeld, Department of Zoology, University of
Oxford, (involved in demonstrating, DNA extractions, PCR reactions, gel electrophoresis & sequencing)
2015, Demonstrator for an “Experimental Evolution Practical” course run by William Durham, Department of
Zoology, University of Oxford