SCHOOL OF NATURAL SCIENCES AND MEDICINE
ILIA STATE UNIVERSITY

School of Natural Sciences and Engineering; Associate Professor of Molecular Neuroscience  Associate Professor at the Institute of Chemical Biology

Institute of Chemical Biology; Research Scientist.





Tamar Lordkipanidze is currently Associate Professor at Ilia State University, where she lectures 5 courses. Prior to this she worked at I.Beritashvili Center of Experimental Biomedicine. In 1984 T.Lordkipanidze got Bachelor’s Diplomas (with honors) at the faculty of Biology, Iv.javakishvili State University, and Bachelor’s Diplomas in 1989  at Ilia Chavchavadze Institute of Foreign Languages (Tbilisi, Georgia). She got Master’s degree at Post Graduate Courses, I.Beritashvili Institute of Physiology, Georgian Academy of Sciences. In 2011 Tamar defended her doctor’s thesis at the Faculty of School of Graduate Studies, Ilia State University (Tbilisi, Georgia). Dr.Lordkipanidze has international working experience, she worked at Brown University  RI, USA, at Nebraska Medical Center, NE, USA and New Mexico University, NM, USA. She is a participant of  many international conferences held in Georgia, USA and Europe. Dr.Lordkipanidze has got 26 publications..

Scientific interests / research interests

• Molecular neurobiology
• Neuron-Glia interactions
• Neurohistology, neurocitology, cell ultrastructure
• Dynamics of Cerebellar Purkinje Dendrites
• Functional neuroanatomy

Featured publications
• Juan Carlos Pena-Philippides; Ernesto Caballero-Garrido; Tamar Lordkipanidze; Tamara Roitbak. In vivo Inhibition of miR-155 Significantly Alters Post-Stroke Inflammatory Response. Journal of Neuroinflammation. 2016 Nov 9; 13(1):287
• Tsverava L, Lordkipanidze T, Lepsveridze E, Nozadze M, Kikvidze M, Solomonia R. Myoinositol Attenuates the Cell Loss and Biochemical Changes Induced by Kainic Acid Status Epilepticus. Biomed Res Int. 2016 Aug 23; 2016: 2794096(1-14)
• Caballero-Garrido E, Pena-Philippides JC, Lordkipanidze T, Bragin D, Yang Y, Erhardt EB, Roitbak T. In Vivo Inhibition of miR-155 Promotes Recovery after Experimental Mouse Stroke. J Neuroscience 2015 Sep 9; 35(36): 12446-64
• Mzia G. Zhvania, Nadezhda J. Japaridze, Mariam G. Qsovreli, Vera G. Okuneva, Arkadi G. Surmava, Tamar G. Lordkipanidze. Electron Microscopic Morphometry of Isolated Rat Brain Porosome Complex. Neuroscience Research, 2015 Nov; 100:17-20
• Lippman Bell JJ, Lordkipanidze T, Cobb N, Dunaevsky A. Bergmann glial ensheathment of dendritic spines regulates synapse number without affecting spine motility. Neuron Glia Biol. 2010; 6(3):193-200; 2010 Aug;
• Tamar Lordkipanidze and Anna Dunaevsky. Purkinje cell dendrites grow in alignment with Bergmann Glia. J. ”Glia”, 2005, v.51, #3, p. 229-234

Books
• Zhvania M., Lordkipanidze T., Kiladze M., Japaridze N., Kotaria N., Bikashvili T. The effect of Kainic acid on the rat brain: histological, electron- microscopical and two-photon microscopical study. Book:”Kainic Acid, neurotoxic properties, biological sources and chemical applications”. (Chapter 5); 2014; p.95-137; Nova publishers
• Zhvania M.G., Japaridze N.J., Qsovreli M.J., Okuneva V.G., Surmava A.G., Lordkipanidze T.G. Nanocell Biology – Multimodal imaging in biology and medicine. The neuronal porosome complex in mammalian brain: A study using electron microscopy study (Chapter 3). Nanocell Biology – Multimodal imaging in biology and medicine. April; 2014

Articles in magazines
• Tamar Bikashvili, Tamar Lordkipanidze, Nana Gogichaishvili, Nino Pochkhidze. Effect of Arsenic Exposure on Behavior of Rats of Various Age Groups. Georgian Medical News; 2017; Mar; (264):119-126.
• Juan Carlos Pena-Philippides; Ernesto Caballero-Garrido; Tamar Lordkipanidze; Tamara Roitbak. In vivo Inhibition of miR-155 Significantly Alters Post-Stroke Inflammatory Response. Journal of Neuroinflammation. 2016 Nov 9; 13(1):287
• Tsverava L, Lordkipanidze T, Lepsveridze E, Nozadze M, Kikvidze M, Solomonia R. Myoinositol Attenuates the Cell Loss and Biochemical Changes Induced by Kainic Acid Status Epilepticus. Biomed Res Int. 2016 Aug 23; 2016: 2794096(1-14)
• Caballero-Garrido E, Pena-Philippides JC, Lordkipanidze T, Bragin D, Yang Y, Erhardt EB, Roitbak T. In Vivo Inhibition of miR-155 Promotes Recovery after Experimental Mouse Stroke. J Neuroscience 2015 Sep 9; 35(36): 12446-64
• Mzia G. Zhvania, Nadezhda J. Japaridze, Mariam G. Qsovreli, Vera G. Okuneva, Arkadi G. Surmava, Tamar G. Lordkipanidze. Electron Microscopic Morphometry of Isolated Rat Brain Porosome Complex. Neuroscience Research, 2015 Nov; 100:17-20
• Mzia G. Zhvania, Mariam Ksovreli, Nadezhda J. Japaridze,Tamar G. Lordkipanidze. Ultrastructural changes to rat hippocampus in pentylenetetrazol- and kainic acid-induced status epilepticus: A study using electron microscopy. Micron. 2015 Jul; 74: 22–29.
• Lordkipanidze T, Bikashvili T, Japaridze N, Zhvania M. The effect of kainic acid on hippocampal dendritic spine motility at the early and late stages of brain development Micron. 2013 Jun; 49:28-32.
• N.J. Japaridze, V.G.Okuneva, M.G. Qsovreli, A.G.Surmava, T.G.Lordkipanidze, M.T.Kiladze, M.G.Zhvania. Hypokinetic stress and neural porosome complex in the rat brain: The electron microscopic study. Micron. 2012 Sep; 43(9):948-53.
• T.Z. Bikashvili, L.R. Chilachava, L.K. Gelazonia, N.J. Japaridze, M.G. Zhvania, T.G.Lordkipanidze, V.G.Okuneva. Effect of chronic inhalation of toluene on behavior of rats of various age groups in multi-branched maze. Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine. Volume 152, Number 5, 2012, 587-589
• Zhvania M.G, Chilachava L.R, Japaridze N.J, Gelazonia L.K, Lordkipanidze T.G. Immediate and persisting effect of toluene chronic exposure on hippocampal cell loss in adolescent and adult rats. Brain Res Bull. 2012 Feb 10; 87(2-3):187-92.
• M.Zhvania, N. Japaridze, V.Okuneva, M.Qsovreli, A.Surmava, T. Lordkipanidze, N.Kotaria. Effect of chronic hypokinetic stress on the structure of axo-dendritic synapses in the central nucleus of amigdala of the rat; an electronic microscopic investigation. Journal of Biological Physics and Chemistry; 2012, 12(4) p.148-152
• N.Mitagvaria, I. lazrishvili, M.devdariani, M.Nebieridze, L.Davlianidze, T.Bikashvili, T.Lordkipanidze, N.Sikarulidze. The mechanisms involved in the therapeutic effect of hyperthermia on tumor tissue. Biomedical Series, Volume 37, N 5-6, 2011, p.299-305; Tbilisi, Georgia
• Lippman Bell JJ, Lordkipanidze T, Cobb N, Dunaevsky A. Bergmann glial ensheathment of dendritic spines regulates synapse number without affecting spine motility. Neuron Glia Biol. 2010; 6(3):193-200; 2010 Aug;
• Okuneva V, Zhvania M, Japaridze N, Gelazonia L, Lordkipanidze T, Stress-system corticotrophin-releasing hormone and catecholamines (review); Georgian Med News. 2009 Jul-Aug; (172-173):65-9.
• Jocelyn J. Lippman, Tamar Lordkipanidze, Margaret E. Buell, Sung Ok Yoon, and Anna Dunaevsky. Morphogenesis and regulation of Bergmann glial processes during Purkinje cell dendritic spine ensheathment and synaptogenesis. GLIA 2008 56: 1463-1477
• Brikha R. Shrestha, Ottavio V. Vitolo, Powrnima Joshi, Tamar Lordkipanidze, Michael Shelanski and Anna Dunaevsky. Amyloid β peptide adversely affects spine number and motility in hippocampal neurons. Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience. 2006 Nov; 33(3):274-82.
• Tamar Lordkipanidze and Anna Dunaevsky. Purkinje cell dendrites grow in alignment with Bergmann Glia. J. ”Glia”, 2005, v.51, #3, p. 229-234
• Lazriev I.L., Kostenko N.A., Lortkipanidze T.G. Distribution of neurons and macrogliocytes in layers in different parts of Auditory Cortex of the cat brain (quantitative studies). Neuroscience and Behavioral Physiology. 2001, v. 31, #6, p. 613-616

An extensive list of publications

Current Courses

Course Catalog

  • 2017 -2018 Spring semester:   Bachelor’s courses – 1.Biosafety and Biosecurity;  2. Gense and beyond Genes: behavior and diseases;  Master’s courses – 1.Special course in English Language for Bio Scientists;  Doctoral courses – 1.Modern methods of neurobiological research;  2. Neuron-Glia interactions: norm and pathology
  • 2017 -2018 Fall semester:   Bachelor’s courses – 1.Citology;  2. Gense and beyond Genes: behavior and diseases;  Master’s courses – 1.Special course in English Language for Bio Scientists;  2. Functional Neuroanatomy;
  • 2016 -2017 Spring semester:Bachelor’s courses – 1.Biosafety and Biosecurity; 2.Gense and beyond Genes: behavior and diseases;  Master’s courses – 1.Special course in English Language for Bio Scientists;
  • 2016 -2017 Fall semester:Bachelor’s courses –1.Citology;  2. Gense and beyond Genes: behavior and diseases;  Master’s courses –1.Special course in English Language for Bio Scientists;  2. Functional Neuroanatomy;
  • 2015 -2016 Spring semester:Bachelor’s courses – 1.Biosafety and Biosecurity;2. Gense and beyond Genes: behavior and diseases;  Master’s courses – 1.Special course in English Language for Bio Scientists; Doctoral courses – Modern methods of neurobiological research
  • 2015 -2016 Fall semester:Bachelor’s courses – 1.Gense and beyond Genes: behavior and diseases; 2 Citology;  Master’s courses – 1. Nanoscience: Principles of Nanobiology and Nanomedicine;  2. Functional Neuroanatomy;
  • 2014 -2015 Spring semester: Bachelor’s courses – 1.Biosafety; 2.Gense and beyond Genes: behavior and diseases;  Master’s courses – 1.Special course in English Language for Bio Scientists; 2.Functional neuroanatomy;   Doctoral courses – Modern methods of neurobiological research
  • 2014 -2015 Fall semester:Bachelor’s courses –1 Gense and beyond Genes: behavior and diseases; 2. Citology;  Doctoral courses –  1.Neuron-Glia interactions: norm and pathology.
  • 2013 -2014 Spring semester: Bachelor’s courses – 1.Biosafety;  2.Gense and beyond Genes: behavior and diseases; 3.Citology;  Master’s courses –Special Course in English Language for Bio Scientists; Doctoral courses – 1.Modern methods of neurobiological research
  • 2013 -2014 – Fall semester: Bachelor’s courses – 1.Gense and beyond Gense: behavior and diseases;  Master’s courses –  1.Functional neuroanatomy; 2. Nanomedicine and nanotechnology;Doctoral courses – Neuron-Glia interactions in norm and pathology.
  • 2012-2013 Spring semester:Bachelor’s courses – 1.Gense and beyond: behavior and diseases; 2.Citology;  Master’s courses – 1. Special Course in English Language for Bio Scientists;  Doctoral courses –  1. Neuron-Glia interactions: norm and pathology.
  • 2012 – 2013 Fall semester:Bachelor’s courses – 1.Gense and beyond Gense: behavior and diseases; Master’s courses –  1.Functional neuroanatomy;   2. Special Course in English Language for Bio Scientists;  Doctoral courses – 1.Modern methods of neurobiological research
  • 2011-2012 Spring semester:Bachelor’s courses –  1.Citology;Master’s courses – 1. Cellular principles of functional neuroanatomy and synaptic plasticity; 2. Nanoscience: Principles of Nanomedicine and Nanobiologyl;  Doctoral courses – Neuron-Glia interactions: norm and pathology.
  • 2011– 2012 Fall semester: Doctoral courses –  1.Modern methods of neurobiological research
  • 2010-2011 Spring semester:Bachelor’s courses – 1.Citology; 2.Cell Biology
  • Master’s courses – Nanoscience: Principles of Nanomedicine and Nanobiology
  • 2009 – 2010 Spring semester: Master’s courses – 1.Cellular principles of functional neuroanatomy and synaptic plasticity; 2. English language