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Iva Tzvetanova
Lecturer, Pharmacology
Academic Qualifications
Qualification Year Awarding Institution Department
Postdoctoral Fellow 2011-present Neurogenetics Max Planck Institute of Experimental Medicine, Göttingen, Germany
Ph.D. 2004-2010 Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology Stony Brook University, New York, USA
B.Sc. 2003 Chemistry Stony Brook University, New York, USA
B.Sc. 2003 Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology Stony Brook University, New York, USA
Employment History
Period of employment Employer Location Position
From To
2003- 2004 , Department of Pharmacology, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, USA Research Technician
2004- 2010 Department of Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, USA Research/Graduate Assistant,
2011 -present Department of Neurogenetics, Max Planck Institute for Experimental Medicine, Göttingen, Germany Postdoctoral Fellow,
Year Title Other authors Journal and Publisher / Conference Vol.
NeuroD2 controls inhibitory circuit formation in the molecular layer of the cerebellum. Pieper A, Rudolph S, Wieser GL, Götze T, Mießner H, Yonemasu T, Yan K, Tzvetanova ID, Castillo BD, Bode U, Bormuth I, Wadiche JI, Schwab MH, Goebbels S.
2013, The Role of Myelin and Oligodendrocytes in Axonal Energy Metabolism. Saab AS, Tzvetanova ID, Nave K-A. Curr. Opin. Neurobiol., 23(6): 1065-72
2015, STAT3 Represents a Molecular Switch Possibly Inducing Astroglial instead of Oligodendroglial Differentiation of Oligodendroglial Progenitor Cells in Theiler’s Murine Encephalomyelitis. Neuropath. Sun Y, Lehmbecker A, Kalkuhl A, Deschl U, Sun W, Rohn K, Tzvetanova ID, Nave KA, Baumgärtner W, Ulrich R. Appl. Neurobiol., 41(3): 347-70
2016 Oligodendroglial NMDA receptors regulate glucose import and axonal energy metabolism. Griesinger C, Hirrlinger J, Kirchhoff F, Nave K-A. Neuron, 91(1): 119-32
2012, Goebbels S, Nave KA. Glycolytic Oligodendrocytes Maintain Myelin and Long-Term Axonal Integrity. Fünfschilling U, Supplie LM, Mahad D, Boretius S, Saab AS, Edgar J, Brinkmann BG, Kassmann CM, Tzvetanova ID, Möbius W, Diaz F, Meijer D, Suter U, Hamprecht B, Sereda MW, Moraes CT, Frahm J, Nature, 485(7399): 517-21
2011 Glia Unglued: How Signals from the Extracellular Matrix Regulate the Development of Myelinating Glia., Colognato H and Tzvetanova ID. Dev. Neurobiol 71(11): 924-55
2010 Laminin Alters Fyn Regulatory Mechanisms and Promotes Oligodendrocyte Development Relucio J, Tzvetanova ID, Ao W, Colognato H. J. Neurosci. 113(1): 200-12
2009 Tyrosine Phosphatases Shp1 and Shp2 Have Unique and Opposing Roles in Oligodendrocyte Development. Kuo E, Park DK, Tzvetanova ID, Leiton CV, Cho BS, Colognato H. J. Neurochem., 29(38): 11794-806
2007 Evaluation of Matrix Metalloproteinase 7 in Plasma and Pancreatic Juice as a Biomarker for Pancreatic Cancer. Kuhlmann KFD, van Till JWO, Boermeester MA, de Reuver PR, Tzvetanova ID, Offerhaus GJA, ten Kate FJW, Busch ORC, van Gulik TM, Gouma DJ, Crawford HC. ., Cancer Epidemiol. Biomarkers Prev 16(5): 886-91
Research Projects
Academic Consulting Services/Councils/Boards/Editorial Committees
Awards/International Recognition
Date Title
2007 Van der Kloot Award for Excellence in Teaching, Stony Brook University
2008 Travel Fellowship, Myelin Gordon Conference Chair’s Fund
2009 Young Investigator Educational Enhancement (YIEE) Travel Grant from the American Society for Neurochemistry
2009 Kevin King/John Miller Memorial Travel Award
2009 David L. Williams Memorial Travel Award
2010 Kevin King/John Miller Memorial Travel Award
Other Achievements