Peka Savayan, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience

Peka Savayan

Contact Info

savay001@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-626-5359

Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience


PhD, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (Neurophysiology)

MS, Sofia University, Sofia, Bulgaria (Physics)

Post-Doc: Neurophysiology, University of Minnesota

Summary

Research

Research Summary/Interests

Neuorphysiology of motor control, Functional MRI of cognitive processes

Publications

Georgopoulos, AP, James, LM, Christova, P & Engdahl, BE 2018, ‘A Two-Hit Model of The Biological Origin of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)’ J Ment Health Clin Psychol, vol. 2, no. 5, pp. 9-14.

Christova, P & Georgopoulos, AP 2018, ‘Invariant and heritable local cortical organization as revealed by fMRI’ J Neurophysiol, vol. 120, no. 2, pp. 760-764. https://doi.org/10.1152/jn.00137.2018

James, LM, Christova, P, Lewis, SM, Engdahl, BE, Georgopoulos, A & Georgopoulos, AP 2018, ‘Protective Effect of Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) Allele DRB1*13:02 on Age-Related Brain Gray Matter Volume Reduction in Healthy Women’ EBioMedicine, vol. 29, pp. 31-37. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ebiom.2018.02.005

James, LM, Christova, P, Engdahl, BE, Lewis, SM, Carpenter, AF & Georgopoulos, AP 2017, ‘Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) and Gulf War Illness (GWI): HLA-DRB1*13:02 Spares Subcortical Atrophy in Gulf War Veterans’ EBioMedicine, vol. 26, pp. 126-131. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ebiom.2017.11.005

Christova, P, James, LM, Engdahl, BE, Lewis, SM, Carpenter, AF & Georgopoulos, AP 2017, ‘Subcortical brain atrophy in Gulf War Illness’ Exp Brain Res, vol. 235, no. 9, pp. 2777-2786. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00221-017-5010-8

Sakellaridi, S, Christova, P, Christopoulos, V, Leuthold, AC, Peponis, J & Georgopoulos, AP 2015, ‘Neural mechanisms underlying the exploration of small city maps using magnetoencephalography’ Exp Brain Res, vol. 233, no. 11, pp. 3187-200. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00221-015-4387-5

Sakellaridi, S, Christova, P, Christopoulos, VN, Vialard, A, Peponis, J & Georgopoulos, AP 2015, ‘Cognitive mechanisms underlying instructed choice exploration of small city maps’ Front Neurosci, vol. 9, p. 60. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnins.2015.00060

Christova, P, Anderson, JH & Gomez, CM 2008, ‘Impaired eye movements in presymptomatic spinocerebellar ataxia type 6’ Arch Neurol, vol. 65, no. 4, pp. 530-6. https://doi.org/10.1001/archneur.65.4.530

Anderson, JH, Christova, PS, Xie, TD, Schott, KS, Ward, K & Gomez, CM 2002, ‘Spinocerebellar ataxia in monozygotic twins’ Arch Neurol, vol. 59, no. 12, pp. 1945-51. https://doi.org/10.1001/archneur.59.12.1945