Biography

Division:
Division of Neuroscience, Development and Aging DNDA
IRG:
Integrative, Functional, and Cognitive Neuroscience IFCN
Study Section:

Dr. Alexei Kondratyev serves as the Chief for the Integrative, Functional, and Cognitive Neuroscience IRG.

He received his Ph.D. in chemistry from the Institute of Molecular Biology in Moscow, Russia, and did postdoctoral training first at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and then in the Department of Radiation Medicine, Georgetown University Medical Center. Dr. Kondratyev later joined the faculty of Georgetown University, where he served as associate professor of pediatrics and pharmacology and headed the Laboratory of Pediatric Epilepsy Research. His research -- supported by numerous federal, foundation and industry grants -- focused on the molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration and neuroprotection, neuronal DNA damage and repair, neurotrophic factors, animal models of acute neuronal injury, and the developmental effects of antiepileptic drugs.