Dr. Koromilas was born in Larissa, Greece, and graduated from the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki with a B.Sc. in Chemistry (1984) and Ph.D. in Biochemistry (1988). He pursued his post-doctoral training with Dr. T. Honjo (2018 Nobel Prize in Medicine), Kyoto University, Japan (1988-90), and Dr. N. Sonenberg, McGill University, Canada (1990-93). In 1993, Dr. Koromilas was appointed Assistant Professor in the Department of Oncology, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University and Investigator at Lady Davis Institute-Sir Mortimer B. Davis Jewish General Hospital. He was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 1999 and full Professor in 2006. Dr. Koromilas has won several awards including the international Scholarships from the Human Frontier Science Program Organization (HFSPO) and American Foundation for AIDS Research (AmFAR) as well as the Chercheur Boursier Fonds de la Recherché en Sante du Quebec (FRSQ), Scientist award from the Canadian Institute for Health Research (CIHR), Visiting Scientist award from the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) and Award for Excellence in Basic Research, Jewish General Hospital, Montreal. Dr. Koromilas’ research programs have been supported by national (i.e. NCIC, CCSRI,CIHR, CRS, CBCRA, LLSC, GFBC) and international grants (HFSPO, JSPS). Dr. Koromilas’ research interests focus on the molecular mechanisms of protein synthesis in stressed cells and their implications in cancer development and treatment.