IRINA N. BELOOZEROVA

(pronounced: Erena Below-oh-zero-va)

 

INTERESTS:

Organization and function of motor systems. Neuronal mechanisms of locomotion and posture. Control, adaptation and plasticity of motor behaviors in natural environments.

 

DEGREES:

1989   -   Ph.D. in neuroscience ‑ Lomonosov University in Moscow, Russia.

               PhD thesis: "Role of motor cortex in control of locomotion".

1981   -   M.S.  in  physiologyLomonosov University in Moscow, Russia.

1979   -   B.S.  in  biology - Lomonosov University in Moscow, Russia.

 

ACADEMIC POSITIONS:

Oct. 2018 -  Research Scientist II Faculty, School of Biological Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA

2008Aug.2018 -  Associate Professor, Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, AZ

                        20002008 -  Assistant Professor, Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, AZ, USA

19952000 -  NIH Postdoctoral Fellow, Univ. of Connecticut, USA (with Dr. Swadlow)

19931995 -  Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Montreal, Canada (with Dr. Rossignol)

19911992 -  Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Bristol, UK (with Dr. Armstrong)

1989‑1993 -  Senior Scientist, Institute of Biomedical Problems,  Moscow, Russia

1985‑1989 -  Research Scientist, Institute of Biomedical Problems,  Moscow, Russia

19811985  - Junior Scientist, Institute of Biomedical Problems, Moscow, Russia (with Dr.

                       Kozlovskaya)       

1980-1983 -  Research Assistant, Institute of Problems of Information Transmission,

                      Moscow, Russia (with Dr. Arshavsky and Dr. Orlovsky)      

 

HONORS AND AWARDS:

2018 -  Three-year NSF grant “Cortical control of locomotion

2007 -  Five-year NIH R01 grant “Forebrain control of locomotion”

2000 -  Four-year NIH R01 grant “Motor cortex and thalamo-cortical network in locomotion”

1996 -  Three-year NIH National Research Service Award, “Subpopulations of motor cortical

             neurons in locomotion”

1993 Two-year grant from Fonds de la Recherche en Sante du Quebec, Canada, “Antidromic

            activity of dorsal root filaments”

1991 - One-year fellowship, The Royal Physiological Society, UK

1985 - The Third Prize at the Exhibition of National Economic Achievements, USSR

 

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:

Regular member of:    Society for Neuroscience

American Physiological Society

Society for the Neural Control of Movements

 

STUDY SECTIONS and EDITORIAL POSITIONS:

Reviewer for:

NIH special panel on Musculoskeletal rehabilitation (ZRG1 MOSS), fall 2009; summer 2010; spring 2011

NIH Neurotoxicology and Alcohol study section (ZRG1 IFCN-H), winter 2010 (ad hoc)

National Science Foundation (BIO, ad hoc); Graduate Research Fellowship Program, panelist, 2016)

Israel Science Foundation (ad hoc)

UK Research Councils (RCUK) (ad hoc)

J. Neurosci., Cereb. Cortex, J. Neurophysiol., Neurosci., Eur. J. Neurosci., Exp. Brain Res.,  Neurocomput., Frontiers in Comput. Neurosci.

Associate Editor with Frontiers in Neuroscience and Frontiers in Neurology

 

PUBLICATIONS:

58 research papers in referred journals and 10 book chapters/reviews.

 

 

My contribution to science, NIH CV format

SY01265_Home