Gregory Asimakis, Ph.D. (2009) Professor (School of Medicine)
Secondary School:Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Dr. Asimakis’ primary role is management of educational efforts of Years 1 and 2 of the Integrative Medical Curriculum. His educational background includes a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Texas Medical Branch Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences as well as a B.A. in Biology and Chemistry from Rice University. He received his post-doctoral training at Tufts University. His research efforts include charterizing mitochondrial and energy dysfunction in a variety of disease states. Dr. Asimakis is a dedicated teacher/educator who has served as research preceptor, lecturer, facilitator, course committee member, and course director in the School of Medicine. He has been involved in improving all aspects of medical school education. These efforts include: developing opportunities for better integration of topics longitudinally across the curriculum; improving the quality, integrity and validity of examinations; providing students’ opportunities for more formative assessments; enhancing the quality of student interaction and participation in small group problem-based sessions; and providing students with innovative and interactive self-study tutorials. His goal is to make learning enjoyable and relevant, to improve understanding and retention of critical concepts, and to encourage students to be life-long learners and aspire to teach.