Center for Data Driven Discovery in Biomedicine
Antonia Chroni is a Bioinformatics Scientist responsible for investigating tumor evolution and microenvironment by using large-scale multi-omic approaches to provide more insights into the initiation and progression of pediatric cancer and ultimately inform treatment strategies and clinical trials.
Antonia’s research interests lie at the intersection of molecular evolution and ecology to understanding and explaining genomic diversity and migration of cancer cells between tumors. She has extensive experience in projects about tumor evolution and microenvironment in the context of disease progression. Prior to joining D3b in April of 2023, Antonia developed a conceptual framework (Tumor Island Biogeography theory), a computational approach (PathFinder), and computational pipelines for genomic, transcriptomic, and epigenetic data analysis.
Antonia earned a BSc in Biochemistry and Biotechnology from the University of Thessaly (Greece) and a MSc in Conservation Biodiversity from the University of Montpellier (France) and University of the Aegean (Greece). She completed a PhD in Biological Sciences from the University of the Aegean (Greece) before completing her postdoc fellowships at Temple University and NYU. She is driven by her curiosity and passion about science. She strives her research to contribute into our knowledge about pediatric cancer and improve the quality of life of children with brain tumor malignancies.