Faculty/Staff Profiles Neurosurgery - Sergei A. Kirov, PhD.


Professor, Department of Neurosurgery

Director, Human Brain Laboratory





 ■  M.S. St.Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russia, in biophysics (Thesis Advisor Dr. Krylov, B.V.), 1987

 ■  Trainee at Pavlov Institute of Physiology of the Academy of Sciences of Russia, St. Petersburg, Russia (Sponsor, Dr. Akoev, G.N.),1987-1988

 ■  PhD. St.Petersburg State University, St.Petersburg, Russia, in biophysics (Thesis Advisor Dr. Akoev, G.N.), 1991

Postdoctoral Training

 ■  Visiting Fellow, Laboratory of Behavioral Sciences, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Gerontology Research Center, Baltimore, Maryland (Lab Director, Dr. Engel B.T.), 1992-1995

 ■  Senior Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Physiology, University of Maryland, Medical College of Georgia, Baltimore, Maryland (Lab Director, Dr. Alger, B.E.), 1995-1997

Prior Academic Appointments

 ■  Research Associate, Division of Neuroscience, Harvard Medical School, Children's Hospital, Department of Neurology, Boston, Massachusetts, 1997-1999

 ■  Research Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, 1999-2003

Research Interests

 ■  Properties and changes in human synapses during epilepsy, stroke, brain tumors and traumatic head injury

 ■  Mechanisms of synapse formation and maintenance in the immature and especially mature brain

 ■  Cellular mechanisms of memory


 ■  Fogarty International Center Research Fellowship. National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Aging, Gerontology Research Center, 

 ■  1992-1995

 ■  Research Scientist Development Award. National Institute of Mental Health, 2001-2006

Publications List (PubMED)

Institutional Faculty List

Department of Neurosurgery
Georgia Health Sciences University
1120 15th Street, BI 3088
Augusta, GA 30912-2900

Office: (706) 721-6051

Human Brain Laboratory
Office: (706) 721-3322

Multiphoton Imaging Laboratory
Office: 706) 721-5486

Fax: (706) 721-8000

email: skirov@augusta.edu