Vitae: Lawrence Kalogreades

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University Education

  • MSc in Neuroscience, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, September '12.
  • MSc in Clinical & Abnormal Psychology, Swansea University, Swansea, United Kingdom, January '09.
  • BA&Sc Magna Cum Laude in Psychology, San Diego State University, San Diego, USA, December '06.

Publications

  • Boudewijns, Z.S.R.M., Groen M.R., Lodder, B., McMaster, M.T.B., Kalogreades, L., Narayanan, R. T., Meredith, R.M., Mansvelder, H.D. & de Kock, C.P.J. Layer specific spiking properties and the occurrence of active dendritic calcium events in the prelimbic prefrontal cortex of the rat in vivo. Manuscript in preparation.
  • Kalogreades, L., & Corr, P. J. Quality of life and level of functioning in cancer patients: The roles of behavioral inhibition and approach systems. Personality and Individual Differences, 2011, 50, 1191-1195.
  • Christakis, A., Laouris, Y., Ioannou, M., Kalogreades, L., & Loizou, A. Reports of the Structured Dialogic Design workshops conducted with the local authority executives of the Republic of Cyprus. Nicosia, Cyprus: Future Worlds Center, In press.
  • Kalogreades, L., & Aristodemou, E. Cyprus Safer Internet Helpline Training Manual. Nicosia, Cyprus: Future Worlds Center, 2009.

Research Experience

  • Master Thesis: A comparison of protein function during exocytosis in mammalian adrenal chromaffin cells and neuronal autapses. Advisor Dr. Niels Cornelisse, 02/2012-07/2012.
  • Graduate Student Researcher, Department of Functional Genomics, Center for Neurogenomics and Cognitive Research. Advisor Dr. Niels Cornelisse, 02/2012-07/2012. Project: The kinetics of exocytosis induced by hyperosmotic solutions at the hippocampal synapse.
  • Graduate Student Researcher, Department of Integrative Neurophysiology, Center for Neurogenomics and Cognitive Research. Advisor Dr. Christiaan de Kock, 02/2011-08/2011. Project: Single-unit activity in the rat medial prefrontal cortex in vivo.
  • Research Coordinator, Video-Game Psychophysiology Laboratory, Cyprus Neuroscience and Technology Institute, Nicosia, Cyprus, 03/2009-07/2010. Project: The effects of violent gaming on human psychophysiological and electrophysiological measures of stress and aggression.
  • Graduate Student Researcher, Department of Psychology, Swansea University. Advisor Dr. Philip Corr, 02/2008-08/2008.Project: Quality of life and level of functioning in cancer patients: The roles of behavioral inhibition and approach systems.
  • Undergraduate Student Researcher, Department of Psychology, San Diego State University. Advisor Dr. Paul Gilbert, 01/2006-12/2006. Project: Age-related effects of encoding condition on source memory for odors.

Clinical Experience

  • Lead Coordinator/Trainer, Cyprus Safer Internet Helpline, Cyprus Neuroscience and Technology Institute, Nicosia, Cyprus, 03/2009-07/2010.
  • Graduate Therapeutic Care Worker, The Walled Garden, Reading, UK, 08-12/2008.
  • Assistant Psychologist/Intern, Anosi Drug Rehabilitation Center, Limassol Hospital Psychiatric Ward, Nicosia Hospital Psychiatric Ward, Center for Individual and Family Psychotherapy, Athalassa Psychiatric Hospital, Cyprus, 01/2007-08/2007.
  • Assistant Psychologist/Intern, The Corner Clubhouse, Community Research Foundation, San Diego, USA, 09/2006-12/2006.
  • Assistant Psychologist, Cyprus Association of Cancer Patients and Friends, Limassol, Cyprus, 06/2006-08/2006.

Selected Skills and Training

  • In vitro hyperosmotic-shock protocols.
  • Patch-clamp electrophysiology.
  • Single unit juxtasomal in vivo neurophysiology.
  • Surgical preparation of rodents for in vivo experiments.
  • Immunohistochemistry.
  • Reconstruction, 3D mapping, and morphometry of neurons using Neurolucida.
  • NeXus-10 Biofeedback platform.
  • Residential care for adults with learning disabilities.
  • Administration of neuropsychiatric tests.
  • Structured Dialogic Design Process facilitator.
  • Computer platforms: Mac, Windows.
  • Rudimentary proficiency in MATLAB.
  • Proficient in crafting presentations and reports using MS Office and OpenOffice.

Selected MSc Courses

Neuronal Networks in Vivo, Synaptic and Cellular Neurophysiology, Clinical Neuroscience, Neurogenomics, Behavioral Genetics, Functional Brain Imaging, Principles of Neuroscience, Quantitative Methods in Neuroscience, Ethics in Life Sciences, Neuropsychology, Developmental Disorders, Adult Affective Disorders, Psychosis, Adult Somatoform Disorders, Eating Disorders, History and Practice of Psychopathology, Coping with Physical Illness, Psychotherapy, Personality and Sexual Disorders, Scientific Writing in English.

Academic Distinctions

  • SDSU University Honors Program graduate & Dean's List, Fall ‘03, Spring ‘04, Fall ’04, Spring ’05, Fall ’05.
  • Golden Key International Honor Society.
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.
  • Phi Beta Delta Honor Society.
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.
  • Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society.
  • Psi Chi Honor Society.

Conferences Attended

Please note that the following list is not exhaustive and excludes the majority of public speaking and television/radio appearances.

  • 06-07/2011, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. CSCA Summer School 2011, “To head or to heed? Cross-Disciplinary Approaches to Impulsivity and the Inhibition of Thought and Action". Participant.
  • 03/2010, Casserta, Italy. COST Action 2102 Training School, “Toward Autonomous, Adaptive, and Context-Aware Multimodal Interfaces: Theoretical and Practical Issues”. Speaker, CNTI/FWC representative
  • 03/2010, Lisbon, Portugal. INSAFE 2.0 Training Meeting. Steering Committee member, Cyprus Safer Internet Helpline representative
  • 02/2010, Nicosia, Cyprus. February 2010 Structured Dialogic Design Seminars. Lead Coordinator, lecturer
  • 02/2010, Nicosia, Cyprus. Cyprus Telecommunications Authority Safer Internet Day 2010 Conference. Speaker, Cyprus Safer Internet Helpline representative
  • 11/2009, Brussels, Belgium. INHOPE 10th Anniversary General Assembly & task groups. Cyprus Safer Internet Helpline/Hotline representative
  • 10/2009, Luxembourg, Luxembourg. Safer Internet Forum. Cyprus Safer Internet Helpline representative
  • 10/2009, Luxembourg, Luxembourg. INSAFE Annual Meeting, Safer Internet Forum. Cyprus Safer Internet Helpline representative
  • 09/2009, Stockholm, Sweden. Promotion of Mental Health and Well-being of Children and Young People: Making it happen. Cyprus Safer Internet Helpline representative
  • 09/2009, Madrid, Spain. BioID_MultiComm’09: Joint COST 2101 & 2012 International conference on Biometric ID Management and Multimodal Communication. Management Committee member, CNTI/FWC representative
  • 07/2009, Madrid, Spain. INSAFE Regional Meeting. Speaker, Cyprus Safer Internet Helpline representative
  • 07/2009, Nicosia, Cyprus. 2nd International Structured Dialogic Design Process Facilitators Training School. Lead coordinator
  • 06/2009, Playa D’ Aro, Spain. 2nd International Fish Animation Conference. CNTI/FWC representative
  • 05/2009, Nicosia, Cyprus. Cyprus Safer Internet Helpline Training Seminar. Lead coordinator, trainer
  • 04/2009, Nicosia, Cyprus. Cyprus Safer Internet Helpline Training Seminar. Lead coordinator, trainer
  • 04/2009, Nicosia, Cyprus. Cyprus Safer Internet Helpline Training Seminar. Lead coordinator, trainer
  • 03/2009, Dublin, Ireland. ESF COST 2102 International School, “Development of Multimodal Interfaces: Active Listening and Synchrony”. CNTI/FWC representative
  • 02/2009, Nicosia, Cyprus. Safer Internet Day Conference: The internet and social networking. Cyprus Safer Internet Helpline representative

Additional Training Activities

  • 02/2010, Ano Lehonia Magnisias, Greece. Anadrasi Center for Psychosomatic Health. NeXus-10 Biofeedback platform.
  • 10/2009, Luxembourg, Luxembourg. INSAFE Training Meeting. Strategic communications, national promotion strategies, resource management.
  • 01/2009, Nicosia, Cyprus. Helpline Training Conference: Illegal and harmful content and conduct: Protecting and empowering young people. Helpline operation.
  • 10/2008, Reading, UK. Residential Community Care LTD. Crisis Prevention Intervention, Health and Safety, Basic Food Hygiene.
  • 07-08, 2007,Limassol, Cyprus. Limassol Hospital Psychiatric Ward. Intern.
  • 04-07/2007, Nicosia, Cyprus. Nicosia Hospital Psychiatric Ward. Intern.
  • 04-07/2007, Nicosia, Cyprus. Center for Individual and Family Psychotherapy. Intern.
  • 01-04/2007, Nicosia, Cyprus. Athalassa Psychiatric Hospital. Intern.
  • 09-12/2006, San Diego, USA. Community Research Foundation: The Corner Clubhouse. Intern.
  • 06-08/2006, Limassol, Cyprus. Cyprus Association of Cancer Patients and Friends. Assistant Psychologist.

Languages

  • Bilingual: Fluent in both Greek and English

Other interests

  • Amateur musician and music producer.
  • Martial arts.
  • Photography.

References

  • Dr. Jeffrey Wolf, Professor of Medicine, Director of Myeloma Program, University of California San Francisco, California, USA. Tel: 415-353-2737. Email: WolfJ(AT)medicine.ucsf.edu.
  • Dr. Niels Cornelisse, Assistant Professor, Synaptic Computation, Department of Functional Genomics,

Center for Neurogenomics and Cognitive Research, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Tel: +31 (0) 20 59 82835. Email: Niels.Cornelisse(AT)cncr.vu.nl.

  • Dr. Christiaan de Kock, Assistant Professor, In Vivo Neurophysiology Laboratory, Department of

Integrative Neurophysiology, Center for Neurogenomics and Cognitive Research, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Tel: +31 (0) 20 598 37 43. Email: Christiaan.de.Kock AT cncr.vu.nl.

  • Dr. Yiannis Laouris, President/Senior Scientist, Cyprus Neuroscience & Technology Institute/Future Worlds Center, Nicosia, Cyprus. Tel: +357 22 873820. Email: Laouris(AT)cnti.org.cy.
  • Dr. Philip Corr, Chair in Psychology, School of Social Work and Psychology, University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom. Tel: +44 (0)1603 59 1638. Email: P.Corr(AT)uea.ac.uk.