Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Neurological Surgery

Irina V Balyasnikova, PhD

Irina V Balyasnikova, PhD

Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery

Focus of Work

Bio

My research focus is on the development of novel targeted approaches for the treatment of malignant brain tumors. In particular, I am interested in developing and utilizing antibodies and genetically engineered variants against tumor-specific antigens in order to enhance and deliver therapeutics specifically to brain and other tumors. Another area of my interest is in the development of stem cells as therapeutic carriers. It includes investigation of various routes of delivery, mechanism of migr...[Read full text]My research focus is on the development of novel targeted approaches for the treatment of malignant brain tumors. In particular, I am interested in developing and utilizing antibodies and genetically engineered variants against tumor-specific antigens in order to enhance and deliver therapeutics specifically to brain and other tumors. Another area of my interest is in the development of stem cells as therapeutic carriers. It includes investigation of various routes of delivery, mechanism of migration of stem cells and non-invasive tracking of therapeutic stem cell to solid brain tumors and metastatic lesions.[Shorten text]

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Education and Certification

  • PhD: National Cardiology Research Center, Moscow, Russia, Cardiology (1994)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship: University of Pennsylvania, Institute for Environmental Medicine (1997)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship: University of Illinois, Chicago, Anesthesiology (2000)

Contact

312/695-6200

NMH/Arkes Family Pavilion Suite 2210
676 N Saint Clair
Chicago IL 60611