Niko brings a diverse background and skillset to the fields of drug delivery and biostatistics. His research approach is pursuing simplicity and resourcefulness in the design and execution of solutions for biomedical problems. After working for three years on pre-clinical data modeling, biostatistics, and genomic data analysis on various projects across the Wyss Institute, Niko was inspired by the disruptive and translational potential of the drug delivery systems being developed by Prof. David Mooney’s team and joined ongoing efforts in the Institute’s Immunomaterials Focus Area. Within this Focus Area, Niko is working on the design and characterization of novel drug delivery systems for various therapeutic applications. In close collaboration with pharmaceutical companies, Niko is tackling clinical problems towards attaining better clinical response and tolerability of various therapeutic molecules by developing new materials-based approaches with improved delivery properties. In parallel, Niko is employing his computational skills to provide biostatistical support across a diverse array of projects across the Institute. Niko holds an MEng in Chemical Engineering from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and an MSc in Biomedical Engineering from Tufts University.
Nikolaos Dimitrakakis, M.Eng., M.S.