Constantina Constantinou



Dr Constantina Constantinou is a Professor of Molecular Cancer Biology at the University of Nicosia Medical School.

Dr Constantinou holds a BA Degree in Biological Sciences with Distinction in all subjects (concentration in Microbiology) (Cornell University, USA), an MSc in General and Medical Microbiology with Distinction (University College London, London, UK), a PgCertHE (University of Hertfordshire, UK) and a PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (St George’s, University of London, UK). Dr Constantinou held post-doctoral research positions at St George’s University of London, UK and at the University of Cyprus.

Dr Constantinou joined the University of Nicosia in the Department of Life and Health Sciences in 2010 as Associate Professor in Cancer Biology. She has held numerous positions such as Director of the Doctor of Medicine (MD) undergraduate programme, Director of the PhD Progamme and Associate Dean for Research.

Dr Constantinou is a Fulbright Scholar and has also been awarded scholarships  from the A. G. Leventis Foundation, the Overseas Research Awards Scheme (ORS) and the Wellcome Trust Value in People (VIP) Award.

Her research interests include cancer biology and oncology (molecular pathways of tumorigenesis) and the role of lifestyle medicine (nutrition, exercise, sleep, avoidance of risky substances, stress management and social relationships) in the  prevention and management of chronic diseases. She has participated in a number of research projects funded by national, European and international agencies. Her research work has been published in high-impact factor journals

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