Maria Kontoyianni, PhD

Editorial Board Member

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Southern Illinois University 

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Department / University Information


Dr. Maria Kontoyianni is an Assistant Professor in Medicinal Chemistry, in the School of Pharmacy. Dr. Maria Kontoyianni holds a Ph.D. in computational chemistry from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where she worked under the supervision of Professor Phil Bowen. After a post-doctoral fellowship with Professor Terry Lybrand at the University of Washington, she joined ZymoGenetics, where she focused on ligand-based design and homology modeling.

Research Interest

Dr. Maria Kontoyianni research area in the laboratory involves the investigation of protein binding sites and requirements for binding.