Roman M. Lazarenko, Ph. D., Postdoctoral Fellow

Room 410A, RRB, VUMC
23rd Avenue South at Pierce Street
Nashville, TN 37232-6890
Phone: (615) 343-7620
Fax: (615) 343-6532
E-mail: roman.m.lazarenko@vanderbilt.edu

Research Interests

In the laboratory of Dr. Qi Zhang, Department of Pharmacology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN I use a combination of electrophysiology and super-resolution imaging techniques to study pre-synaptic impairments as possible prerequisites of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. My preliminary data indicate that amyloid-beta peptide, aggregation of which is one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease, affects the synaptic scaling of cultured mouse hippocampal neurons.