Efstathios (Stathis) Karathanasis, Ph.D.


Dr. Efstathios (Stathis) Karathanasis is an Associate Professor of
 Biomedical Engineering and Radiology at Case Western Reserve University School Medicine, where he serves as the Associate Chair of the School of Medicine component of the Biomedical Engineering Department. He is also a member and the Co-Leader of the Nanotechnology Focus Group at the Case Comprehensive Cancer CenterHe joined the Faculty of School of Medicine at Case Western Reserve in 2009, where he holds a joint appointment in the Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Radiology. At CWRU, he directs the Cancer Nanotechnology research program with the overarching objective being the development of impactful therapeutic and diagnostic agents for the most hard-to-treat and lethal forms of cancer. A native of Greece, Stathis grew up in Thessaloniki and graduated from Aristotle University in 1999 with a B.S. in chemical engineering. In 2001, he moved to the United States, where he received his doctoral degree from the University of Houston (2005). His doctoral training was focused on the development of a glucose-sensing nanostructured particle with the capability of auto-regulating insulin release based on blood glucose levels  (mentor: Prof. Annapragada). He then completed a postdoctoral fellowship with Prof. Ravi Bellamkonda at Georgia Institute of Technology (2006-2009), where he worked on the development of imaging nanoprobes for molecular imaging and prognostication of the efficacy of cancer therapies.


[Case Western Reserve University | School of Medicine]
    Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Radiology
    Associate Chair of SOM Biomedical Engineering
[Cleveland Clinic | Lerner Research Institute]