Dimitrios Kontoyiannis

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Dimitrios P. Kontoyiannis is The Texas 4000 Distinguished Endowed Professor and the Deputy Head in the Division of Internal Medicine at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. He is also Adjunct Professor at Baylor College of Medicine and University of Houston. Areas of research in Kontoyiannis laboratory include the establishment of Drosophila as a model to address clinically relevant questions in mycology, the study of the Aspergillus exotoxin gliotoxin in angiogenesis, the development of subacute experimental murine models of aspergillosis, the study of pharmacology of all current antifungal agents, the study paradoxical and immunomodulatory effects of echinocandins the introduction of novel peptidomimetic and immunologic approaches in experimental fungal systems, the study of association of fitness loss and fungal resistance and the screen of orphan drugs for antifungal activity. His clinical research has encompasses the epidemiology, natural history, prognosis, and management of virtually all fungii that afflict immunocompromised cancer patients.