Styliani Karanika, M.D.

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  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Languages: English, Greek

Research Interests

Tuberculosis; HIV; Vaccines; Immunology



  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Departments / Divisions



  • MD; University of Athens School of Medicine (2011)


  • General Surgery; Aggelos Metaxas General Cancer Hospital (2013)
  • Internal Medicine/HIV Pathway; Boston Medical Center (2019)


  • Infectious Diseases; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2022)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Infectious Disease) (2021)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine) (2019)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

View all on PubMed

Karanika S, Gordy JT, Neupane P, Karantanos T, Ruelas Castillo J, Quijada D, Comstock K, Sandhu AK, Kapoor AR, Hui Y, Ayeh SK, Tasneen R, Krug S, Danchik C, Wang T, Schill C, Markham RB, Karakousis PC. An intranasal stringent response vaccine targeting dendritic cells as a novel adjunctive therapy against tuberculosis. Front Immunol. 2022 Sep 16;13:972266. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2022.972266. eCollection 2022. PMID: 36189260

Karanika S, Karantanos T, Li L, Wang J, Park S, Yang G, Zuo X, Song JH, Maity SN, Manyam GC, Broom B, Aparicio AM, Gallick GE, Troncoso P, Corn PG, Navone N, Zhang W, Li S, Thompson TC. Targeting DNA Damage Response in Prostate Cancer by Inhibiting Androgen Receptor-CDC6-ATR-Chk1 Signaling. Cell Rep. 2017 Feb 21;18(8):1970-1981. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2017.01.072. PMID: 28228262 

Karanika S, Grigoras C, Flokas ME, Alevizakos M, Kinamon T, Kojic EM, Mylonakis E. The Attributable Burden of Clostridium difficile Infection to Long-Term Care Facilities Stay: A Clinical Study. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017 Aug;65(8):1733-1740. doi: 10.1111/jgs.14863. Epub 2017 Mar 17. PMID: 28306141

Karanika S, Karantanos T, Arvanitis M, Grigoras C, Mylonakis E. Fecal Colonization With Extended-spectrum Beta-lactamase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae and Risk Factors Among Healthy Individuals: A Systematic Review and Metaanalysis. Clin Infect Dis. 2016 Aug 1;63(3):310-8. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciw283. Epub 2016 May 3. PMID: 27143671

Karanika S, Karantanos T, Kurosaka S, Wang J, Hirayama T, Yang G, Park S, Golstov AA, Tanimoto R, Li L, Thompson TC. GLIPR1-ΔTM synergizes with docetaxel in cell death and suppresses resistance to docetaxel in prostate cancer cells. Mol Cancer. 2015 Jun 19;14:122. doi: 10.1186/s12943-015-0395-0. PubMed PMID: 26084402; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4484888

Activities & Honors


  • JHU Tuberculosis Research Advancement Center (TRAC) Developmental Award, Johns Hopkins University, 2023
  • Clinician Scientist Award, Johns Hopkins University-School of Medicine, 2022
  • Potts Memorial Foundation grant, The Potts Memorial Foundation, 2022
  • JHU Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) Faculty Development Award, Johns Hopkins University, 2023

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