Irina V. Zhdanova, MD, Ph.D.
Location: R – 913, BUSM.
Dr. Zhdanova received her MD in Internal Medicine from the 1st Leningrad Medical Institute and has specialized in Clinical Physiology. She then received her PhD in Physiology of Behavior from the Institute of Experimental Medicine (St. Petersburg Russia). She completed her post-doctoral training at the Institute of Physiology (FIN), Russian Academy of Sciences, and then at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Dr. Zhdanova is studying the role of the circadian clock system in adult neurogenesis, aging and metabolic disorders, and an impact of circadian factors on the effects of drugs. The studies in her laboratory are conducted in humans and in animal models (non-human primates and zebrafish).
Dr. Zhdanova teaches in the Neuroscience course offered in the Medical School (AN703), Cognitive Neuroscience and Behavioral Neuroscience graduate courses.
Dr. Zhdanova is a Chair of the Department Qualifying Exam Committee and a member of the Medical School Executive Committee of the Cell and Molecular Biology program.