ISSN Print 2500–1094    ISSN Online 2542–1204
Bulletin of RSMU


Director for Research,
Institut de Neurobiologie de la Méditerranée – INSERM (INMED) U901 (Marseilles, France)

Lead Researcher at the OpenLab of the Institute of Fundamental Medicine and Biology,
Kazan Federal University (Kazan, Russia)

DSc (medicine)

Areas of expertise:

synaptic transmission, ion channels, neuronal networks, ontogenesis of the nervous system, GABAergic inhibition

Special awards and honors:

Winner of Government of the Russian Federation Grant competition for leading scientists (2011)


Significant publications in last 5 years

  1. Inácio AR, Nasretdinov A, Lebedeva J, Khazipov RSensory feedback synchronizes motor and sensory neuronal networks in the neonatal rat spinal cord. Nat Commun. 2016 Oct 7; 7: 13060. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms13060.
  2. Akhmetshina D, Nasretdinov A, Zakharov A, Valeeva G, Khazipov RThe Nature of the Sensory Input to the Neonatal Rat Barrel Cortex. J Neurosci. 2016 Sep 21; 36 (38): 9922–32. DOI: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1781-16.2016.
  3. Valeeva G, Tressard T, Mukhtarov M, Baude A, Khazipov RAn Optogenetic Approach for Investigation of Excitatory and Inhibitory Network GABA Actions in Mice Expressing Channelrhodopsin-2 in GABAergic Neurons. J Neurosci. 2016 Jun 1; 36 (22): 5961–73. DOI: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3482-15.2016.
  4. Akhmetshina D, Zakharov A, Vinokurova D, Nasretdinov A, Valeeva G, Khazipov RThe serotonin reuptake inhibitor citalopram suppresses activity in the neonatal rat barrel cortex in vivo. Brain Res Bull. 2016 Jun; 124: 48–54. DOI: 10.1016/j.brainresbull.2016.03.011.
  5. Lebedeva J, Zakharov A, Ogievetsky E, Minlebaeva A, Kurbanov R, Gerasimova E, Sitdikova G, Khazipov RInhibition of Cortical Activity and Apoptosis Caused by Ethanol in Neonatal Rats In Vivo. Cereb Cortex. 2015 Dec 8. pii: bhv293. [Epub ahead of print].
  6. Khalilov I, Minlebaev M, Mukhtarov M, Khazipov RDynamic Changes from Depolarizing to Hyperpolarizing GABAergic Actions during Giant Depolarizing Potentials in the Neonatal Rat Hippocampus. J Neurosci. 2015 Sep 16; 35 (37): 12635–42. DOI: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1922-15.2015.
  7. Sitdikova G, Zakharov A, Janackova S, Gerasimova E, Lebedeva J, Inacio AR, Zaynutdinova D, Minlebaev M, Holmes GL, Khazipov RIsoflurane suppresses early cortical activity. Ann Clin Transl Neurol. 2014 Jan; 1 (1): 15–26. DOI: 10.1002/acn3.16.
  8. Mitrukhina O, Suchkov D, Khazipov R, Minlebaev M. Imprecise Whisker Map in the Neonatal Rat Barrel Cortex. Cereb Cortex. 2015 Oct; 25 (10): 3458–67. DOI: 10.1093/cercor/bhu169.
  9. Minlebaev M, Valeeva G, Tcheremiskine V, Coustillier G, Khazipov RCell-attached recordings of responses evoked by photorelease of GABA in the immature cortical neurons. Front Cell Neurosci. 2013 May 31; 7: 83. DOI: 10.3389/fncel.2013.00083.
  10. Dzhala V, Valeeva G, Glykys J, Khazipov R, Staley K. Traumatic alterations in GABA signaling disrupt hippocampal network activity in the developing brain. J Neurosci. 2012 Mar 21; 32 (12): 4017–31. DOI: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.5139-11.2012.