Alkis received his undergraduate degree in 2008 from the National Technical University of Athens (Electrical and Computer Engineering), after which he moved to Harvard University. There, he worked under the supervision of Professor Maurice Smith, obtaining an MSc in 2011 and completing his PhD in 2015.
His research interests are mainly centered on the mechanisms for the acquisition and retention of motor memories and skills, with the goal that insights about these mechanisms can be applied to rehabilitation. Moreover, Alkis is involved in a study investigating the motor learning ability of acute and chronic stroke patients, in collaboration with Dr. Pablo Celnik.
Journal publications / Refereed conference proceedings:
Hadjiosif, A.M. and Smith, M.A. Flexible control of safety margins for action based on internal estimates of environmental variability. Journal of Neuroscience 35(24): 9106-9121, June 17, 2015.
Gonzalez-Castro, L.N.*, Hadjiosif, A.M.*, Hemphill, M. A. and Smith, M.A. Environmental consistency determines the rate of motor adaptation. Current Biology 24, 1-12, May 19, 2014.
Hadjiosif, A.M., Criscimagna-Hemminger, S.E., Gibo, T.L. and Smith, M.A. Cerebellar damage reduces the stability of motor memories. Translational and Computational Motor Control, Washington, D.C., November 2014.
Hadjiosif, A.M. and Smith, M.A. Savings is restricted to the temporally labile component of motor adaptation. Translational and Computational Motor Control, San Diego, CA, November 2013.