Deborah J. Nelson, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator, Professor
Dr. Nelson obtained her PhD in Physiology from the University of California at Los Angeles in the laboratory of Dr. Ernest M. Wright. She completed postdoctoral training in the laboratory of Dr. Bernd Lindemann at the Universitat des Saarlandes in Homburg, Germany and in the laboratory of Dr. Frederick Sachs at SUNY Buffalo. Dr. Nelson has been a faculty member at the University of Chicago since 1985 where she is currently a Professor in the Department of Neurobiology, Pharmacology and Physiology and a member of the Committee on Cell Physiology, Committee on Neurobiology and the Committee on Molecular Metabolism and Nutrition.
Vladimir Riazanski, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor
Dr. Riazanski completed postgraduate research in the laboratory of Dr. Heinz Beck at Bonn University Clinic for Epileptology in Bonn, Germany and obtained his PhD in Biophysics from the Instutute of Cell Biophysics at Pushchino, Russia. He completed postdoctoral training in the laboratory of Dr. Istvan Mody at the University of California at Los Angeles and in the Human Brain Lab at the Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Riazanski had a docent position at the Yakutsk State Univerity in Russia. He joined the lab in December 2008.
Maria Novokreshchenova, Ph.D.
Dr. Novokreshchenova received her MS, and PhD from the Moscow State University (Russia) in Dr. T. Ezhova lab. During her PhD she studied the molecular genetic mechanisms of the response to abiotic stress in a mutant plants of Arabidopsis thaliana (L.) Heynh.
Zihao Sui is an undergraduate student intending to major in Cell Biology. She is currently working as an assistant in the Nelson Lab.
Lauria is an undergraduate student pursuing a biology major with the intent to enter into medicine. She is currently working as an assistant in the Nelson lab.
Former Lab members
Gerardo Mauleon Ramos