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Ilya Bezprozvanny received M.Sci in Physics (1989, with honors) from the Peter the Great St Petersburg Polytechnical University, St Petersburg, Russia and a Ph.D. in Cell Biology (1992) from the Institute of Cytology Russian Academy of Sciences in St Petersburg, Russia (scientific advisors - Alex P. Naumov and Galina N. Mozhayeva). Ilya performed his postdoctoral training with Barbara E. Ehrlich (1990-1994) at the University of Connecticut Health Center at Farmington, Connecticut and then with Richard W. Tsien (1994-1996) at the Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, California.  In 1996, Ilya joined the faculty of UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas as an Assistant Professor in the department of Physiology. He was promoted to an Associate Professor (2002) and to a Professor (2007) in the same department.  Since 2011 Ilya also holds Carl J. and Hortense M. Thomsen Chair in Alzheimer’s Disease Research.


Graduate School
Leningrad Polytechnic Institut (1988), Physics
Graduate School
St Petersburg Technical Instit (1992), Cell Biology

Research Interest

  • Alzheimers disease
  • Calcium channels and synaptic function
  • Calcium signaling
  • Huntingtons disease
  • Neurodegeneration


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Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Biophysical Society, Member
  • Member of Cell Calcium Editorial Board (2006)
  • Member of FACULTY of 1000 (2010)
  • Member of J. Biological Chemistry Editorial Board (2014)
  • Member of Messenger Editorial Board (2012)
  • Society for Neuroscience, Member