Mikhail V. Pletnikov M.D. Ph.D.

Mikhail Pletnikov

Mikhail V. Pletnikov
M.D. Ph.D.

Contact Information
Department of Physiology and Biophysics
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
955 Main Street, Suite 3102
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: 716-829-2189
Fax: 716-829-2801
mvpletni@buffalo.edu



Professional Summary:

My research focuses the mechanisms of neuron-glia interaction in the pathophysiology of behavioral alterations and cognitive impairment in neuropsychiatric disorders. We are interested in the role of astrocytes and astrocyte bioenergetics in mediating avderse neurodevelopmental effects of environmental factors, including microbial pathogens, cannabis and stress. These mechanisms are studied using mouse genetics, molecular, cellular and systems approaches and in vivo imaging technologies.

Education and Training:

  • PhD, P.K. Anokhin Institute of Normal Physiology (1990)
  • MD, medicine and Physiology, I.M. Sechenov Moscow Medical Institute, Cum laude (1986)

Employment:

  • Chair, Physiology and Biophysics (2020-present)

Grants and Sponsored Research:

  • Astrocytes Bioenergetics in Brain Development
    NIMH
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $358,982
  • Molecular mechanism of astrocytic vulnerability to adolescent cannabis use
    NIDA
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $336,938
  • Gene-Environment Interactions for Cortical Development and Schizophrenia
    NIMH
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $1,345,709

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Contact Information

Department of Physiology and Biophysics
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
955 Main Street, Suite 3102
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: 716-829-2189
Fax: 716-829-2801
mvpletni@buffalo.edu