Niki obtained a B.Sc. in Biology and an M.Sc. in Neurosciences from the University of Crete, Greece. She joined the Karagogeos lab as a BSc student to study the role of a novel cytoskeletal molecule in interneurons. Following that, she started working in the field of oligodendrocyte autophagy as a member of the Savvaki team-Karagogeos lab. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate and she aims to explore the role of autophagy in CNS myelin during development using in vivo and in vitro approaches.