Yuriy Kucheryavykh

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., 2003; St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg
ORCID #0000-0002-6572-5139
Academic Department(s)

Research Area

Research Interest
Glial participation in regulation of neuronal signaling and neuronal communication

Dr. Kucheryavykh’s laboratory investigates the role of astrocytes in the control of neuronal activity. Dr. Kucheryavykh’s focus on glial-glial communication in the brain and what role it plays in neuronal activity. It is now becoming clear that dysfunction of glial channels (connexins, potassium channels, etc.) correlate with different disorders such as epilepsy, stroke, and neurodegenerative diseases. Furthermore, understanding the regulation of astrocytic gap junctions may help develop therapies for one of the most aggressive forms of glioma, glioblastoma multiforme.


Contact Information
Universidad Central del Caribe
P.O. Box 60327
Bayamón, PR 00960-6032

Tel.: (787) 798-3001 x 2100
e-mail: yuriy.kucheryavykh@uccaribe.edu