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Tatiana Bezdudnaya

Tatiana Bezdudnaya, PhD


Department: Neurobiology & Anatomy


  • MS in Biology - Rostov State University, Rostov-on-Don, Russia (1996)
  • MS in Applied Mathematics - Rostov State University, Rostov-on-Don, Russia (1999)
  • PhD in Neuroscience - Research Institute for Neurocybernetics, Rostov State University, Rostov-on-Don, Russia (2000)

Awards & Honors

  • Rising Star Award, Drexel University College of Medicine Department of Neurobiology & Anatomy (2014)
  • Travel Award for ASNTR conference, Florida (2014)
  • Travel Award for ISNR conference, California (2013)

Memberships / Professional Affiliations

  • Society for Neuroscience
  • Australian Neuroscience Society

Postgraduate Training / Additional Certifications

  • Postdoctoral fellowship, University of Connecticut Department of Psychology, Laboratory of Dr. Harvey Swadlow (2001-2005)
  • Postdoctoral fellowship, University of Maryland Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology, Laboratory of Dr. Asaf Keller (2005-2009)

Tatiana Bezdudnaya, PhD, is an instructor in the Department of Neurobiology & Anatomy at Drexel University College of Medicine.

Research Overview

Dr. Bezdudnaya is the principal investigator for a grant entitled "Neural stimulation to promote respiratory recovery after spinal cord injury" from Conquer Paralysis Now (CPN), and is also involved in research for an NIH grant, "Optimizing functional recovery following cervical SCI."

Research Interests

Respiratory plasticity after spinal cord injury


"Spontaneous respiratory plasticity following unilateral high cervical spinal cord injury in behaving rats"
Bezdudnaya T, Hormigo KM, Marchenko V, Lane MA
Exp. Neurol. 305:56-65. (2018)

"Integration of transplanted neural precursors with the injured spinal cord"
Spruance VM, Zholudeva LV, Hormigo KM, Randelman ML, Bezdudnaya T, Marchenko V, Lane MA
J. Neurotrauma. In press. (2018)

"Supraspinal respiratory plasticity following acute cervical spinal cord injury"
Bezdudnaya T, Marchenko V, Zholudeva LV, Spruance VM, Lane MA
Exp Neurol. 293:181-198. (2017)

"Histological identification of phrenic afferent projections to the spinal cord"
Nair J, Bezdudnaya T, Zholudeva LV, Detloff M, Reier PJ, Lane MA , Fuller DD
Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiol. 236:57-68. (2017)

"Enhancing neural activity to drive respiratory plasticity following cervical spinal cord injury"
Hormigo KM, Zholudeva LV, Spruance VM, Marchenko V, Côté M-P , Vinit S, Giszter SF, Bezdudnaya T, Lane MA
Exp. Neurol. 287(Pt2):276-287. (2017)

"Perturbations of respiratory rhythm and pattern by disrupting synaptic inhibition within pre-bötzinger and bötzinger complexes"
Marchenko V, Koizumi H, Mosher B, Koshiya N, Tariq MF, Bezdudnaya TG, Zhang R, Molkov Y, Rybak I, and Smith J
eNeuro 3(2). (2016)

"Modulation of artificial whisking related signals in barrel cortex"
Castro-Alamancos MA, Bezdudnaya T
J Neurophysiology, 113(5):1287-1301, 2015

"Interdisciplinary approaches of transcranial magneticstimulation applied to a respiratory neuronal circuitry model"
Vinit S, Keomani  E,  Deramaudt  T, Spruance VM, Bezdudnaya  T,  Lane  MA,  Bonay  M,  Petitjean  M
PLoS One, 9(11), 2014

"Neuromodulation of whisking related neural activity in   superior colliculus"
Bezdudnaya T, Castro-Alamancos MA
J of Neuroscience, 34(22):7683-7695, 2014

"Superior colliculus cells sensitive to active touch and texture during whisking"
Bezdudnaya T, Castro-Alamancos M
J Neurophysiology, 106(1):332-346, 2011

"Laterodorsal nucleus of the thalamus: A processor of somatosensory inputs"
Bezdudnaya T, Keller A
J Comp Neurology, 507(6):1979-1989, 2008

"Encoding of stimulus frequency and sensor motion in the posterior medial thalamic nucleus"
Masri R, Bezdudnaya T, Trageser JC, Keller A
J Neurophysiology, 100(2):681-689, 2008

"Brain state and contrast sensitivity in the awake visual thalamus"
Cano M, Bezdudnaya T, Swadlow HA, Alonso JM
Nat Neuroscience, 9(10):1240-1242, 2006

"Cholinergic regulation of the  posterior medial thalamic nucleus"
Masri R, Trageser JC, Bezdudnaya T , Li Y, Keller A
J Neurophysiology, 96(5):2265-2273, 2006

"The impact of a corticotectal impulse on the awake superior colliculus"
Bereshpolova Y, Stoelzel CR, Gusev AG, Bezdudnaya T, Swadlow HA
J Neuroscience, 26(8):2250-2259, 2006

"Thalamic burst mode and inattention in the awake LGNd"
Bezdudnaya T, Cano M, Bereshpolova Y, Stoelzel CR, Alonso JM, Swadlow HA
Neuron, 49(3):421-432, 2006

"Spike timing and synaptic dynamics at the awake thalamocortical synapse"
Swadlow HA, Bezdudnaya T, Gusev AG
Prog Brain Res, 149:91-105, 2005

"A multi-channel, implantable microdrive system for use with sharp, ultra-fine 'reitboeck' microelectrodes"
Swadlow HA, Bereshpolova Y, Bezdudnaya T, Cano M, Stoelzel CR
J Neurophysiology, 93(5):2959-2965, 2005

"Characteristics of the post-tetanic modification of synaptic transmission in the thalamocortical input of the somatosensory cortex in rats"
Sukhov AG, Bezdudnaya TG, Medvedev DS
Neurosci Behav Physiol, 34(9):897-906, 2004

"Activation of a cortical column by a thalamocortical impulse"
Swadlow HA, Gusev AG, Bezdudnaya T
J  Neuroscience, 22(17):7766–7773, 2002)


"The lateral dorsal nucleus of the thalamus: A newly discovered processor of vibrissa input"
Bezdudnaya T, Keller A
XIX Barrels Meeting, Atlanta, Ga., 2006

"Temporal-frequency tuning and EEG arousal in awake LGN"
Bezdudnaya T, Cano M, Alonso JM, Swadlow HA
Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, New Orleans, La., 2003

Contact Information

Department of Neurobiology & Anatomy
2900 W. Queen Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19129
Phone: 215.991.8401
Fax: 215.843.9082