Irina Nikonenko is a Senior Scientist at the Department of Neuroscience, School of Medicine, Geneva University. After graduating from Kiev University, Ukraine, Dr. Nikonenko prepared and defended a Ph.D. thesis at the Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology, Kiev, Ukraine. Dr. Nikonenko worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Pharmacology, Geneva University (1999–2004) and at the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Lausanne University, Switzerland (2005–2006). The main area of scientific interest includes mechanisms of synaptic plasticity underlying cognition, with the focus on molecular, structural, and ultrastructural correlates of the learning and memory processes in hippocampus.
Biography Updated on 2 January 2012