Nikolai Lazarov was born in Vidin, Bulgaria in 1955. He received his M.D. degree from the Medical University in Sofia in 1981, and his Ph.D. and D.S. degrees from the Thracian University in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria in 1991 and 2000, respectively. Lazarov was appointed Assistant Professor at the Thracian University in Stara Zagora in 1982, and in 1994 he became an Associate Professor at the Department of Anatomy. In 2001, he was promoted to Full Professor at the same department. Since 2007, he has been a Professor of anatomy and cell neurobiology at the Department of Anatomy and Histology to the Medical University in Sofia, Bulgaria. Dr. Lazarov is a neuroscientist with broad-ranging experience in functional morphology of the trigeminal sensory and motor system. His other major fields of interest are the nigro-striatal system and carotid body chemoreception. He is also interested in academic work, and teaching anatomy and cell biology. As an Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Research Fellow, he spent many years in Ulm and Munich, Germany. Lazarov is a Member of the Bulgarian National Academy of Medicine, Bulgarian Anatomical Society, Bulgarian Society of Neuroscience, Anatomische Gesellschaft, Society for Histochemistry, and European Federation of Experimental Morphology. He was Coeditor-in-Chief of the Trakia Journal of Sciences and is currently a Member of the Editorial boards of Acta Morphologica et Anthropologica and Journal of Biomedical and Clinical Research.
Biography Updated on 22 December 2009