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Maryia Bayrachnaya, M.Sc.

Ph. D. student (co-supervised with Prof. Pinhasov)

                   Building 6, R. 6.1.9a



I started my academic career at the International State Environmental University (ISEU), Belarus in 2005. After receiving my B.Sc and M.Sc degrees there, I was very delighted to find the opportunity to spend one semester working on scientific project at the Ariel University. I really liked my project and I was keen to continue in it. And here now I am fortunate to have an exciting opportunity in performing research as PhD student in Laboratory of Behavior and Molecular Psychiatry under the supervision of Prof. Albert Pinhasov and Dr. Izhak Mihaelevski. In my current research I’m focused on investigation of ageing and related cognitive impairments in animals with different response to stress.


My PhD Thesis Title is “Investigation of the influence of resilience and sensitivity to stress on ageing and related cognitive impairments”.

The aim of my project is to clarify a link between the responsiveness to stress and early manifestations of age-related cognitive impairments and identify the critical mechanisms implicated in this process.

  • Vinnik T., Kirby M., Bairachnaya M., Koman I., Tarkina T., Sadykova G., Abildinova G., Batpenova G., Pinhasov A. Seasonality and BDNF polymorphism influences depression outcome in patients with atopic dermatitis and psoriasis. The World Journal of Biological Psychiatry, 2016: p.1-11.

  • Bruchim-Samuel M., Lax E., Gazit T., Ahdoot H., Bairachnaya M., Pinhasov A.,Yadid G. Brain Stimulation of the vmPFC serves as a remote control to affect VTA activity and improve depressive-like behavior. Experimental Neurology, 2016: p. 255–263.

  • Nesher E., Koman I., Gross M., Tikhonov T., Bairachnaya M., Salmon-Divon M., Levin Y, Gerlitz G., Michaelevski I., Yadid G. and Pinhasov A. Synapsin IIb as a functional marker of submissive behavior. Scientific Reports, 2015. 5: p. 10287.




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