SCHOOL OF NATURAL SCIENCES AND MEDICINE
ILIA STATE UNIVERSITY

School of natural Sciences and Engineering, Professor of Neurobiology at the Institute of Chemical Biology

Director of the Departments of Technological Commercialization





Eka Lepsveridze graduated from 2nd Experimental school of Tbilisi with honours in 1995 and the same year entered Tbilisi State University (TSU), Faculty of Biology and Medicine, specialization – Biology. In 1999 Eka got Bachelor’s degree in Biology and the same year entered Master’s level of the department of Human and Animal Physiology, TSU. In 2001 Eka received masters’s degree in Biology. Since 2003 she continued her career in Hamburg, at the Center for Molecular Neurobiology and in 2006 she got Doctor’s degree in Natural Sciences, at the University of Hamburg, department of Biology, faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Natural Sciences. Since 2007 Eka has worked at Ilia State University as an academic personnel. She has published about 10 scientific articles in peer reviewed journals and has received several awards for scientific activities.

Scientific interests / research interests

  • Human and Animal Physiology; Neurobiology; Learning and Memory; Epilepsy; study of pathogenic organisms

Featured publications

  • Solomonia R., Lepsveridze E., Kiguradze T., Nozadze M. (2013) Inositols and Epilepsy, Inositol: Synthesis, Functions and Clinical Implications (Book) NOVA publishers, Edited by Rocha H. and Cardoso M. 105-127
  • Kharlamov E.A., Lepsveridze E., Meparishvili M., Solomonia R., Lu B., Miller E.R., Kelly K.M., Mtchedlishvili Z. (2011) Alterations of GABAA
  • and glutamate receptor subunits and heatshock protein in rat hippocampus following traumatic brain injury and in posttraumatic epilepsy. Epilepsy Res., 95(1-2), 20-34
  • Mtchedlishvili Z., Lepsveridze E., Xu H., Kharlamov E.A., Lu B., Kelly K.M. (2010) Increase of GABA(A) receptor-mediated tonic inhibition in
  • dentate granule cells after traumatic brain injury. Neurobiol Dis., 38(3),464-75,
  • Schmidt,C., Lepsverdize,E., Chi,SL., Das, AM., Pizzo,SV., Dityatev, A. and Schachner, M. (2008) Amyloid precursor protein and amyloid beta-
  • peptide bind to ATP synthase and regulate its activity at the surface of neural cells. Molecular Psychiatry. 13(10), 953-69.

An extensive list of publications

Current Courses

Course Catalog

  • Modern Techniques of Neurobiology Studies (2014-2015 academic year, spring semester, Doctoral level)
  • Various forms of learning and memory and their cellular and molecular mechanisms (2014-2015 academic year, spring semester, Doctoral level)
  • Genes and beyond genes: behavior and diseases (2014-2015 academic year, spring and autumn semesters, bachelor’s level)
  • Basics of Neurobiology (2014-2015 academic year, spring semesters, bachelor’s level)
  • Basics of synaptic transmission and molecular and physiological mechanisms of learning and memory (2014-2015 academic year, autumn semesters, master’s level)
  • Modern Techniques of Neurobiology Studies (2013-2014 academic year, spring semester, Doctoral level)
  • Various forms of learning and memory and their cellular and molecular mechanisms (2013-2014 academic year, spring semester, Doctoral level)
  • Genes and beyond genes: behavior and diseases (2013-2014 academic year, spring semester, bachelor’s level)
  • Basics of Neurobiology (2013-2014 academic year, spring semesters, bachelor’s level)
  • Genes and beyond genes: behavior and diseases (2013-2014 academic year, autumn semester, bachelor’s level)
  • Various forms of learning and memory and their cellular and molecular mechanisms (2012-2013 academic year, spring semester, Doctoral level)
  • Genes and beyond genes: behavior and diseases (2012-2013 academic year, spring semester, bachelor’s level)
  • Basics of synaptic transmission and molecular and physiological mechanisms of learning and memory (2012-2013 academic year, autumn semesters, master’s level)
  • Modern Techniques of Neurobiology Studies (2012-2013 academic year, spring semester, Doctoral level)
  • Various forms of learning and memory and their cellular and molecular mechanisms (2011-2012 academic year, spring semester, Doctoral level)
  • Achievements of modern Biology (2011-2012 academic year, spring semester, bachelor’s level)
  • Modern Techniques of Neurobiology Studies (2011-2012 academic year, autumn semester, Doctoral level)
  • Basics of synaptic transmission and molecular and physiological mechanisms of learning and memory (2010-2011 academic year, spring semester, master’s level)
  • Basics of synaptic transmission (2009-2010 academic year, spring semester, master’s level)
  • Hippocampal formation and its projections (2009-2010 academic year, spring semester, master’s level)
  • Basics of cellular neurobiology (2009-2010 academic year, spring semester, master’s level)
  • General Biology (2009-2010 academic year, autumn semester, bachelor’s level)
  • Basics of cellular neurobiology (2008-2009 academic year, spring semester, master’s level)