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Yury Nikolaev, MSc, PhD

Postdoctoral Associate

Contact Information

Yury Nikolaev, MSc, PhD

Mailing Address

  • Cellular & Molecular Physiology

    333 Cedar St

    NEW HAVEN, CT 06510

    United States


I am an ion channel scientist with research experience in biophysics, neuroscience, and physiology. My research has primarily centered on the molecular basis of the sense of touch, particularly the detection of tactile stimuli by the cells within the Pacinian and Meissner touch corpuscles in the skin. I employ electrophysiology, molecular biology, biochemistry, as well as volume electron microscopy to understand the intricate molecular mechanisms underlying the sense of touch.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, Human Physiology (2018)
  • MSc
    Moscow State University, Biophysics (2012)