Dimitris studied Biology in University of Athens where he did his undergraduate research project about colorectal cancer in the Department of Pathology of Athens Medical School.
After a short pass from BRFAA and the Hellenic Cord Blood Bank, he moved to the Netherlands where he did his Masters in Utrecht University.
In Utrecht, he studied the degranulation of hematopoietic cells in the Cell Biology department of UMC, and the piRNA pathway in Hubrecht Institute where he became familiar with the zebrafish. He then moved to Madrid and to the Intercellular Signaling in Cardiovascular Development and Disease lab in CNIC for his thesis. There he focused on zebrafish heart development and regeneration.
After finishing his PhD, he continued as post-Doc in CNIC and since 2021 he has joined the zebrafish models of Human Disease laboratory in BRFAA as a Marie Curie fellow.