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:

2008-         -  Associate Professor

                     Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, AZ, USA

                        2000-2008 - Assistant Professor

                     Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, AZ, USA

1995-2000 -  NIH Postdoctoral Fellow, Univ. of Connecticut, USA (with Dr. Swadlow)

1993-1995 -  Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Montreal, Canada (with Dr. Rossignol)

1991-1992 -  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

1981-1985  - 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:

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., J. Neurophysiol., Cerebral Cortex, Eur. J. Neurosci., Exp. Brain Res., Neurosci.

 

PUBLICATIONS:

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

 

 

My contribution to science, NIH CV format

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