Andreas Kastellakis received his Bachelor’s Degree (1980), and his Ph.D. (1987) from the Department of Biology, University of Patras, Greece. His doctoral dissertation focused on the uptake of thyroid hormones by the developing and adult rat brain.
He was appointed as an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Psychology, University of Crete (1989-1992), where he was elected Lecturer in 1992, Assistant Professor in 1998 and Associate Professor in 2006. He has collaboration with the Graduate Program in Neuroscience of the University of Crete. His main interests are focused on the study of dopaminergic interactions with other neuroactive and /or psychotropic substances (thyroid hormones, somatostatin, opioids, psychostimulants). His studies involve anatomical, neurochemical, pharmacological and behavioural aspects of brain function.
Andreas Kastellakis has been the author of the English-Greek Glossary of Biopsychology. (Ellin, 2002). He has translated and co-edited in Greek the textbooks “Biological Psychology” (J.W. Kalat) “Molecules and Mental Illness” (S. Barondes), “Rehabilitation of Neuropsychological Disorders: A Practical Guide for Rehabilitation Professionals” (B. Johnstone, & H.H. Stonnington), “An Introduction to Brain and Behavior” (B. Kolb & I.Q. Whishaw), “Biopsychology” (J.P.J. Pinel) and “Boston Diagnostic Aphasia Examination” (H. Goodglass, E. Kaplan, & B. Baressi). He has published many scientific papers in Greek and international peer-review journals and 4 book chapters and has received about 350 citations.