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Allan V. Kalueff, PhD, PhD
Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Neuroscience (PI)

Research Interests: Experimental Models of Brain Disorders, Translational Neuroscience, Neuropsychopharmacology of Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Serotonergic system, Pharmacogenetics

Academic Training
BS/MS in Physiology – Moscow State University, Russia (1989-1996)
PhD in Physiology – RUDN State University, Moscow, Russia (2002)
Postdoctoral Research in Anatomy and Neuroscience – Tampere University, Tampere, Finland (2003-2005)
PhD in Anatomy - Tampere University, Tampere, Finland (2005)
Postdoctoral Research in Neuroscience, NIMH/NIH, Bethesda, MD (2005-2008)
Assistant Professor of Physiology, Geogretown Univesity, Washington D.C (2008)
Assistant Professor of Pharmacology, Tulane Medical School, New Orleans, LA (2009- 2012)

Dr. Allan V. Kalueff graduated with the M.S. degree in physiology from Moscow State University in 1994, and received PhD degree in physiology from RUDN University, Russia, studying psychopharmacology of beta-lactam compounds in rats. In 2005, he was also awarded Ph.D. degree with honors [top 5%] in anatomy from Tampere University, Finland, for the discovery of multiple neural phenotypes of VDR knockout mice. In 1995-1996, he was academic research scientist in Bristol and Birmingham Universities (UK). Between 1997 and 2003, he worked in several research centers worldwide, developing animal models for high-throughput behavioral phenotyping research. Invited by the Finnish Government in 2003, Dr. Kalueff joined, as a Unit Leader, Tampere University to study brain dysfunctions associated with abnormal neurosteroid vitamin D system. In 2005, Dr. Kalueff joined the National Institute of Mental Health, NIH, USA, where his research was aimed at modeling complex neuropsychiatric disorders associated with serotonin dysregulation, with a particular focus on genetic animal models of pathogenetic interplay between emotional and affective disorders. His work led to establishing the first genetic animal model of serotonin syndrome, and put forth the new "domain interplay" concept of biological psychiatry. In 2008, he joined, as a visiting Assistant Professor, the department of Physiology and Biophysics of Georgetown University, and in 2009 was appointed a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Pharmacology at Tulane University Medical School. Dr. Kalueff is on editorial boards of 5 international journals, and authored more than 100 papers and 12 books in the field of neuroscience and biological psychiatry. His works are cited in more than 2900 publications, with an H-index of 31, and G-index of 45, as of May 2013. He served as Director of Center for Physiology and Biochemical Research, Kiev, in 1996-2003, and since 1997 has chaired 20 International annual and two international Summer Schools for young neuroscientists. He has received a number of prestigious scientific awards, including the Presidential Scientific Prize, two Graduate fellowships from the International Science Foundation, Medal for Steroid Research, Yaroslav Mudry Medal, and Young Investigator awards from ESF, EVO, ECNP, IUPS, WFSBP, NARSAD. Dr Kalueff is a member of IBRO, FENS, WFSBP, IBNS, APS, and SfN. He is the current President of the Ukranian Society for Biological Psychiatry (USBP), a member of the Animal Use/Ethics committee of IBNS (International Behavioral Neuroscience Society), and of the Governing Council of WFSBP (World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry). Dr. Kalueff was a Guest Editor of 2011 special Issue of "Progress in Neuropsychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry" and 2012 special issue of "Behaviour". He is the Chair of the International Zebrafish Neuroscience Research Consortium (ZNRC) and the Zebrafish Neurophenome Project ()

Interview For Tulane University Neuroscience Association (TUNA) Newsletter (11.23.09) - Link

Feature in IBNS Spring 2010 Newletter - PDF