Chicago, Illinois, United States
College of Pharmacy, University of Illinois
Southampton, United Kingdom
University of Southampton
Garbis received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of Illinois in 1989. Fourteen years later he earned his Doctor of Philosophy degree from the same university.
Garbis began his career as a research and development chemist at Zellweger Analytics-MDA Scientific (nowadays Honeywell Analytics) in 1990. Four years later he took a position of forensic scientist at Illinois Racing Board Laboratory and held it until 1998.
Also Spiros served as an analytical chemist of the Department of Quality Control at Now Foods from 1996 to 2001. Then in 1998, he became a research assistant of the Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy at College of Pharmacy of the University of Illinois.
In 2003, Gabris held a position of a radiologist and biochemist at Hellenic Army. A year later he was appointed a head of Proteomics Laboratory. Then in 2011, Spiros took a position of a lecturer of the Faculty of Medicine of the Cancer Sciences and Clinical and Experimental Medicine Divisions at the University of Southampton, where he worked until 2013.
Nowadays he is an associate professor for the Faculty of Medicine and head of Clinical Mass Spectrometry group for the Cancer Sciences Academic Unit at the Institute for Life Sciences. In addition, he is a visiting professor of King Saud University and St. Georges University of London.
Garbis is a member of American Chemical Society, American Society for Mass Spectrometry and American Society for Nutrition.
Garbis has a life partner Korina Zoumpoulidou. He has a child.