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Avramopoulos, Dimitrios, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Main Office Address

Edward D. Miller Research Building, Room 509
733 North Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205

Phone 410-955-8323
Fax 410-955-7397


Administrative Assistant

Ryan Behles
Phone: 443-287-2462

Education and Government Service



National Capodestrian University of Athens


Research Fellowship

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine



University of Crete


Military Service



Research Fellowship

University Mental Health Research Institute, Athens

Professional Interests

  • Genetics of complex disorders
  • Genetics of Psychiatric disorders (bipolar, Alzheimer's, Schizophrenia)
  • Genetic linkage mapping 
  • Genetic association mapping
  • Positional cloning 
  • Gene expression analysis

Selected Publications

Avramopoulos D, Chakravarti A, and Antonarakis SE. DNA Polymorphisms in the 3' Untranslated Region of Genes on Human Chromosome 21. Genomics. 1993; 15:98-102. 

Avramopoulos D, Mikkelsen M, Vassilopoulos D, Grigoriadou M, Petersen MB. Apolipoprotein E allele distribution in parents of Down's syndrome children. Lancet. 1996; 347:862-865. 

Avramopoulos D, Kennerknecht I, Barbi G, Eckert D, Delabar JM, Maunoury C, Hallberg A, Petersen MB. A case of apparent trisomy 21 without the Down syndrome phenotype. Journal of Medical Genetics. 1997; 34(7):597-600. 

Avramopoulos D, Stefanis NC, Hantoumi I, Smyrnis N, Evdokimidis I and Stefanis CN.  Higher scores of self reported schizotypy in healthy young males carrying the COMT high activity allele. Molecular Psychiatry. 2002; 7(7):706-11. 

Avramopoulos D, Willour VL, Zandi PP, Huo Y, MacKinnon DF, Potash JB, DePaulo JR Jr. and McInnis MG. Linkage of Bipolar Affective Disorder on chromosome 8q24: Follow-up and parametric analysis. Molecular Psychiatry. 2004; 9(2):191-196.

Avramopoulos D, Fallin MD, Bassett SS.  Linkage to chromosome 14q in Alzheimer's Disease (AD) patients without psychotic symptoms.  Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychatr Genet. 2005; 132(1):9-13.

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