The Principal Investigator

Image uploaded from iOS.jpgLaertis Ikonomou, PhD

Dr. Ikonomou is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Pulmonary Center of Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM). He received his PhD in Biochemical Engineering from the Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium and did his postdoctoral training in Stem Cell and Developmental Biology at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) and the BUSM Pulmonary Center.

His major research interest are in the areas of pluripotent stem cell biology, developmental biology and stem cell engineering, with emphasis on lung and thyroid. In addition to his research, Dr. Ikonomou is involved in education and information activities regarding unproven and unregulated “stem cell” interventions for respiratory diseases. Dr. Ikonomou is a member of the Center for Regenerative Medicine (CReM) of BU/BMC, an affiliate member of the BU Biomedical Engineering Department and graduate faculty of the Molecular and Translational Medicine and Genetics & Genomics programs.