Nurija Muktasimova, Ph.D.

Email: mukhtasimova.nurija@mayo.edu

Education & Degrees:

Ph.D. in Biophysics (1998), Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Biophysics,
Russian Academy of Sciences, Pushchino, Russia

M.S.in Biophysics (1995),Department of Biophysics, Pushchino State University,
Russian Academy of Sciences, Pushchino, Russia

B.S. in Biology (1993), Department of Biology and Soil Sciences,
Tashkent State University, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Research Experience:

Fellow Research (2002 to present), Department Physiology and Biophysics,
Mayo Clinic and Foundation

Research Associate (1998 - 2002), Laboratory of Neuronal Ultrastructure,
Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Biophysics,
Russian Academy of Sciences, Pushchino, Russia

Experience/Skills: Changes in neuronal actin as a basic mechanism of plasticity; physiologically active substances and toxins as a tool to selectively influence define intracellular structures of the fish Mauthner cells to reflect morphofunctional correlations

Doctoral Student (1995-1998) Department of Biophysics,
Pushchino State University, Russian Academy of Sciences, Pushchino, Russia

Experience/Skills: In vitro Experiments on electrophiziology, ultrastructure and cytochemistry of Mauthner cell; stimulation-induced synaptic plasticity

Undergraduate Research Assistant (1993-1995) Department of Biophysics,
Pushchino State University, Russian Academy of Sciences, Pushchino, Russia

Experience/Skills: Freeze-fracture, ultrathin sectioning, cytochemistry

Scientific Societies Membership:
Russian Microscopy Society
Neurobiology Society of Russian Academy of Sciences

Grants awarded:
The Russian Foundation on Basic Research (RFBR) grants No 98-04-48021 and No 99-04-49033.

Publications:

D.A. Moskov, N.R. Tiras, L.L. Pavlik, N.F. Muktasimova, D.A.Dzeban, I.B. Miheeva. (2001). Structural differents between desmosomo-like contact of afferents chemical and at mixed synapses of the goldfish Mauthner cells. Morphologia, in press (in Russian).

D.A. Moshkov, N.F. Mukhtasimova, L.L. Pavlik, N.R. Tiras and I.D. Pakhotina.(1999) Ultrastructural changes in afferent mixed synapses in conditions of long-term potentiation of electrotonic responses on Mauthner neurons in incubated of the goldfish medulla oblongata. Neuroscience and Behavior Physiology, V 29, N 3.

P.A. Grigoriev, Tarahovsky Ya.S, Pavlik L.L., Mukhtasimova N.F., Udaltsov S.N.,Moshkov D.A., Ivanitsky G.R. (1999) Studies on interaction of F-actin with planar and liposomal bilayer phospholipid membranes. DAN, V 366, 5 (in Russian)

D.A. Moshkov, N.F. Mukhtasimova, L.L.Pavlik., N.R. Tiras and I.D. Pakhotina.(1998) Ultrastructural changes in afferent mixed synapses in conditions of long-term potentiation of electrotonic responses on Mauthner neurons in the incubated goldfish medulla oblongata. Morphologia, V 112: N1 (in Russian)

D.A. Moshkov, N.F. Mukhtasimova, L.L.Pavlik, N.R. Tiras and I.D. Pakhotina. (1998) In vitro long-term potentiation of goldfish hindbrain stumps with Mauthner cells is accompanied by ultrastructural changes at afferent mixed synapses. Neuroscience, V 88, N 3, p. 591-605.

D.A. Moshkov, N.F. Mukhtasimova, L.L.Pavlik., N.R. Tiras and I.D. Pakhotina. (1998) A long-term potentiation of electrotonic responses of goldfish Mauthner cells is accompanied by ultrastructural changes at afferent mixed synapses. Cytologia, V 40, N 4. (in Russian)

D.A. Moshkov, Tiras N.R., Pavlik L.L., Muktasimova N.F. (1997) Ultrastructure of Mauthner neuron in the survival goldfish hindbrain. Neuroscience and Behavior Physiology, V27, 512-515.

D.A. Moshkov, T.A. Mavlyutov, L.N. Saveljeva, B.D. Bologov, N.F Muktasimova, A.A. Khokhlov. (1997) A freeze-fracture study of the goldfish Mautner cells and their afferent synaptic contacts: Approach and methodology. Cytologia, V 39, N 4/5 (in Russian)

L.L. Pavlik, N.R. Tiras, P.I. Pakhotin, N.F. Mukhtasimova, D.A. Moshkov. (1997), Induction and preservation of long-term potentiation pf electrical responses of the goldfish Mauthner cells in surviving hindbrain fragments invitro. Cytologia, V 39, N 7 (in Russian)

D.A. Moshkov, N.R. Tiras, L.L. Pavlik. N.F. Muktasimova. (1997), Ultrastructure of M.C. in the survival goldfish mesencephalon. Neuroscience and Behavior Physiology, V27. N5, p 56-59

D.A. Moshkov, N.R. Tiras, L.L. Pavlik, N.F. Muktasimova (1996), Ultrastructure of Mauthner cells in the survival goldfish mesencephalon. Morphologia, V 110, N 4 (in Russian)