Psychopharmacology Research Group » Nikolaos Kokras

Dr Nikolaos Kokras is a psychiatrist and research associate at the First Department of Psychiatry, Eginition University Hospital and the Department of Pharmacology, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. He received his medical degree in 1999, a MSc (Research) in affective neuroscience in 2006 with a thesis on the HPA axis regulation, and his PhD in Pharmacology in 2011 with a thesis on the sex-related differential response to antidepressants. In 2021 he earned a MSc in design and execution of clinical trials, with a thesis on the pharmacovigilance of antidepressants in pregnancy. He received postgraduate training and performed funded research at the Maudsley Hospital / Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College (UK) and the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry (DE). He completed his clinical psychiatric training in 2010 and during his training he was elected as a board member in the Trainee’s Committee of the National Psychiatric Association. Dr. Kokras has several years of experience in psychopharmacology, drug screening and translational pharmacology and he received several fellowships and distinctions from the IBRO, ECNP, BAP, HSN, IKY, MNS, WPA and the Greek Institute of State Fellowships (IKY). As a post-doctoral fellow, he has contributed to several pharmacological research programs, funded by the Greek state and the EU. Dr Kokras has published 68 papers in peer-reviewed journals covering fields of experimental and clinical psychopharmacology, as well as liaison psychiatry and psychosomatics (>2700 citations, h-index 26). He co-authored 14 chapters in international and Greek books and more than 100 abstracts in Greek and international conferences. He has served in the board of Young Psychiatrists Network, and currently serves as an ad hoc reviewer in scientific journals and funding agencies. He is currently a member of the platform for the exchange of experimental research standards (PEERS) consortium funded by Cohen Veterans Network.