MARIA MAVRIKAKI, PH.D.
BSc in Psychology, University of Crete (Greece, EU)
MSc in Neuroscience, University of Crete
PhD in Neuroscience, University of Crete
Dr. Mavrikaki is an Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. After obtaining her PhD, she pursued a postdoctoral research position at the Scripps Research Institute (Scripps Florida) where she utilized genetic mouse models to study mechanisms underlying motivation for food. She joined Dr. Chartoff's lab as a postdoctoral research fellow in 2014 and was promoted to Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, in 2017. Maria is studying epigenetic mechanisms underlying effects of stress and sex on prescription opioid self-administration in rats. She was awarded the 2015 Jonathan Edward Brooking Award for Mental Health Research from McLean Hospital and the 2017 Eleanor & Miles Shore Fellowship from Harvard Medical School in order to develop her project.