Ludmila Belayev is a Research Associate Professor of neurosurgery and neuroscience at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. She received her M.D. degree from Novosibirsk State Medical University, Novosibirsk, Russia. She was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Cerebral Vascular Disease Research Center, Department of Neurology, University of Miami School of Medicine. Her research interests are development and evaluation of animal models of stroke, models of global cerebral ischemia in rats and mice: two-vessel occlusion model of forebrain ischemia and four-vessel occlusion model of forebrain ischemia; models of focal cerebral ischemia in rats and mice: middle cerebral artery occlusion by intraluminal suture and mechanical (electrocoagulation, microclip); hemorrhagic models in rats and mice: intracerebral hemorrhagic models (blood, collagenase), SAH, and vasospasm (injection of blood into cisterna magna and puncture of cerebral artery); development and evaluation of animal models of traumatic brain injury: lateral fluid percussion injury model and controlled weight drop brain injury; recovering function after brain injury (neural plasticity and reorganization), expertise in different neurobehavioral tests; evaluation of blood-brain integrity; histopathology and image analysis of the brain after stroke and head trauma; neuroprotection in brain ischemia and traumatic brain injury.
Biography Updated on 10 January 2011