Irina Erchova was born in St. Petersburg, Russia. She received an M.S. degree in electrical engineering (1993, diploma with distinction) from St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University in Russia and a Ph.D. degree in cognitive neuroscience (2001, cum laude) from the School of Advanced Studies in Trieste (Italy). At present, Erchova is a Researcher at the School of Optometry and Visual Science in Cardiff University. Previously, she was a Personal Royal Society of Edinburgh Research Fellow in ageing at the University of Edinburgh and a Humboldt Fellow at the Humboldt University in Berlin. Her main interests are in optophysiology, cellular basis of brain plasticity, and computation models of brain activity.
Biography Updated on 6 February 2012