Vera Tsintsadze

Personal Data

Business Address: Institut de Neurobiologie de la Méditerranée INMED UMR901,
163 avenue de Luminy BP13 - 13273 Marseille cedex 09 - France
Phone: +33 4 91 82 81 41
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Date of Birth: 06.10.1979


Education and Academic Degrees

  • 2006 PhD in biophysics, Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology. Kiev, Ukraine
  • 2003 Master of Science in instrumental building, National Technical University of Ukraine "Kyiv Polytechnic Institute". Kyiv, Ukraine
  • 2001 Bachelor Degree in instrumental engineering, National Technical University of Ukraine "Kyiv Polytechnic Institute". Kiev, Ukraine


Positions held

  • 2012 – ... Postdoctoral researcher. Institut de Neurobiologie de la Méditerranée, Marseille, France
  • 2010 – 2011 Engineer of data analysis. Institut de Neurobiologie de la Méditerranée, Marseille, France
  • 2006 - 2008 Researcher, Department of Cellular Membranology, Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology, Kiev, Ukraine
  • 2005 - 2006 Engineer, Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology, Kiev, Ukraine


Areas of Specializations

Cortical network activity and plasticity in normal condition and neurodevelopment pathology; fast oscillations, their origin in rodent cortex and aberrant augmentation in pathological condition



  • 2007 IBRO travel grant for attending 31st Gettingen Neurobiology Conference, Germany
  • 2007 The Physiological Society travel grant for attending Mechano-transduction and Nociception meeting, Romany
  • 2007 IBRO travel grant for attending 37th annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, USA



Eftekhari S,* Shahrokhi A,* Tsintsadze V*, Nardou R, Brouchoud C, Conesa M, Burnashev N,Ferrari D, Ben-Ari Y. Response to Comment on “Oxytocin-mediated GABA inhibition during delivery attenuates autism pathogenesis in rodent offspring”. Science. 2014 Oct. * contributed equally, in alphabetical order.

Lozovaya N, Gataullina S, Tsintsadze T, Tsintsadze V, Pallesi-Pocachard E, Minlebaev M, Goriounova NA, Buhler E, Watrin F, Shityakov S, Becker AJ, Bordey A, Milh M, Scavarda D, Bulteau C, Dorfmuller G, Delalande O, Represa A, Cardoso C, Dulac O, Ben-Ari Y, Burnashev N. Selective suppression of excessive GluN2C expression rescues early epilepsy in a tuberous sclerosis murine model. Nat Commun. 2014 Aug.

Golovko T, Min R, Lozovaya N, Falconer C, Yatsenko N, Tsintsadze T, Tsintsadze V, Ledent C, Harvey RJ, Belelli D, Lambert JJ, Rozov A, Burnashev N. Control of Inhibition by the Direct Action of Cannabinoids on GABAA Receptors. Cereb Cortex. 2014 Mar.

Tyzio R, Nardou R, Ferrari DC, Tsintsadze T, Shahrokhi A, Eftekhari S, Khalilov I, Tsintsadze V, Brouchoud C, Chazal G, Lemonnier E, Lozovaya N, Burnashev N, Ben-Ari Y. Oxytocin-mediated GABA inhibition during delivery attenuates autism pathogenesis in rodent offspring. Science. 2014 Feb.

Lesca G, Rudolf G, Bruneau N, Lozovaya N, Labalme A, Boutry-Kryza N, Salmi M, Tsintsadze T, Addis L, Motte J, Wright S, Tsintsadze V, Michel A, Doummar D, Lascelles K, Strug L, Waters P, de Bellescize J, Vrielynck P, de Saint Martin A, Ville D, Ryvlin P, Arzimanoglou A, Hirsch E, Vincent A, Pal D, Burnashev N, Sanlaville D, Szepetowski P. GRIN2A mutations in acquired epileptic aphasia and related childhood focal epilepsies and encephalopathies with speech and language dysfunction. Nat Genet. 2013 Sep.

Salmi M., Bruneau N., Cillario J., Lozovaya N., Massacrier A., Buhler E., Cloarec R., Tsintsadze T., Watrin F., Tsintsadze V., Zimmer C., Villard C., Lafitte D., Cardoso C., Bao L., Lesca G., Rudolf G., Muscatelli F., Pauly V., Khalilov I., Durbec P., Ben-Ari Y., Burnashev N., Represa A., Szepetowski P. Tubacin prevents neuronal migration defects and epileptic activity caused by rat Srpx2 silencing in utero. Brain.2013 Aug.

Dehorter N, Lozovaya N, Mdzomba BJ, Michel FJ, Lopez C, Tsintsadze V, Tsintsadze T, Klinkenberg M, Gispert S, Auburger G, Hammond C. Subthalamic lesion or levodopa treatment rescues giant GABAergic currents of PINK1-deficient striatum. J Neurosci. 2012 Dec.

Costa BM, Feng B, Tsintsadze TS, Morley RM, Irvine MW, Tsintsadze V, Lozovaya NA, Jane DE, Monaghan DT., N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor NR2 subunit selectivity of a series of novel piperazine-2,3-dicarboxylate derivatives: preferential blockade of extrasynaptic NMDA receptors in the rat hippocampal CA3-CA1 synapse., J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 2009 Nov.

Lozovaya N, Min R, Tsintsadze V, Burnashev N. Dual modulation of CNS voltage-gated calcium channels by cannabinoids: Focus on CB1 receptor-independent effects. Cell Calcium. 2009 Sep.

Fisyunov A, Tsintsadze V, Min R, Burnashev N, Lozovaya N. Cannabinoids modulate the P-type high-voltage-activated calcium currents in purkinje neurons J Neurophysiol. 2006 Sep.

Melnik S, Wright M, Tanner JA, Tsintsadze T, Tsintsadze V, Miller AD, Lozovaya N. Diadenosine polyphosphate analog controls postsynaptic excitation in CA3-CA1 synapses via a nitric oxide-dependent mechanism.  J.Pharmacol Exp Ther. 2006 Aug.

Tsintsadze, V. Fedorenko, A. Tsintsadze, T. Wright, M. Tanner, J. Miller, A. Lozovaya, N. Effect of a non-hydrolyzable analog of diadenosine polyphosphates on NMDA-mediated currents in isolated pyramidal neurons of the rat hippocampus. Neurophysiology, 2006 May.