Alexei Verkhratsky

Ikerbasque Research

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Alexei Verkhratsky, a distinguished neuroscientist, is renowned for his pioneering contributions to the understanding of neuroglial biology and the physiology of astrocytes. Born in Lviv, Ukraine, Verkhratsky pursued his education at Kyiv Medical Institute, where he obtained his MD, and later earned a PhD in Physiology from the Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology, Kyiv. He has held prominent academic positions, including professorships at the University of Manchester and Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich. His research focuses on the role of glial cells in brain function, neurodegeneration, and psychiatric disorders. Verkhratsky's work has significantly advanced the field of cellular neurophysiology, earning him numerous accolades and recognition as a leading figure in neuroscience.

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