• 2001 - Ph.D. National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
  • 1998 - M.Sc. National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
  • 1995 - B.Sc. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Research Interests:

  • Forensic Toxicology
  • Pharmaceutical Analysis
  • Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Bioequivalence Studies
  • Doping Control

Professional Experience

  1. 2015-Present: 
    Assistant Professor of Toxicology, Department of Chemistry, west Chester University, PA, USA
  2. 2012-2015: 
    Assistant Professor of Toxicology, School of Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
  3. 2006-2012: 
    Lecturer of Toxicology, School of Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
  4. 2002-2006: 
    Laboratory director of private CRO pharmaceutical company - GLP Bioanalytical laboratory in bioequivalence studies, ILS SA, Athens, Greece
  5. 2001-2002: 
    Post-Doctoral fellow, College of Pharmacy, The University of Georgia Athens, USA

Selected Research Publications

  1. Official International Association for Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Toxicology guideline: Development and Validation of Dried Blood Spot-based Methods for Therapeutic Drug Monitoring, Capiau S., Veenhof H., Koster R., Bergqvist Y., Boettcher M., Halmingh O., Keevil B., Koch B., Linden R., Pistos C., Stolk L., Touw D., Stove Ch., Alffenaar J-W. Ther. Drug Monit. (in press).
  2. Hydrophilic Interaction Liquid Chromatography-Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry for Therapeutic Drug Monitoring of Metformin and Rosuvastatin in Human Plasma, Antonopoulos N, Machairas G, Migias G, Vonaparti A, Brakoulia V, Pistos C, Gennimata D, Panderi I, Molecules. 23(7), 1548, 2018.
  3. Bioanalytical LC-MS method for the quantification of plasma androgens and androgen glucuronides in breast cancer; E. Kalogera, C. Pistos, X. Provatopoulou, C. Christophi, G. Zografos, M. Stefanidou, Ch. Spiliopoulou, S. Athanaselis, A. Gounaris. J. Chromatogr. Sci., 54(4), 583-592, 2016.
  4. Development and validation of a LC/MS method for the determination of 9-tetrahydrocannabinol and 11-carboxy-9-tetrahydrocannabinol in the larvae of the blowfly Lucilia sericata. Forensic applications; S. Karampela, C. Pistos, K. Moraitis, V. Stoukas, I. Papoutsis, E. Zorba, M. Koupparis, Ch. Spiliopoulou, S. Athanaselis. Science & Justice, 55, 472-480, 2015.
  5. Multi-residue determination of 10 selected new psychoactive substances in wastewater samples by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry; Borova V.L., Gago-Ferrero P., Pistos C., Thomaidis N.S. Talanta, 144, 592-603, 2015.
  6. Standard addition HPLC method for the determination of a-tocopherol in adolescent swimmers; C. Pistos, M. Vlachou, V. Theiakodimitri, M. Petrou, E. Philippou, N. Middleton, I. Panderi, E. Gkikas, I. Papoutsis, Ch. Spiliopoulou, S. Athanaselis. Farmakeftiki, 26 (III), 115-122, 2014.
  7. Determination of hexane impurities in eye drops solutions utilizing HS-GC/FID; C. Pistos, S. Karampela, I. Vardakou, I. Papoutsis, Ch. Spiliopoulou, S. Athanaselis. J. Sci. and Ind. Res. 74, 461-465, 2015.
  8. Bioequivalence evaluation of two brands of glimepiride 4 mg tablets in healthy human volunteers; C. Pistos, M. Kalovidouris, C. Astraka, G. Kontopoulos and M. Koutsopoulou. Inter. J. of Clin. Pharm. and Therap., 43 (4), 203-208, 2004.
  9. Α validated liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry method for the determination of mirtazapine and demethylmirtazapine in human plasma: application to a pharmacokinetic study; C. Pistos, M. Koutsopoulou, I. Panderi. Anal. Chim. Acta, 514 (1), 15-26, 2004.
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