Dr. Vera Chesnokova completed her Ph. D degree in Physiology at the Institute of Cytology and Genetics, Novosibirsk, Russia. She worked as a visiting scientist at the Institute of Functional Pathology, Karl-Franz University in Graz, Austria and at the Department of Hematology at the City of Hope Cancer Center, Los Angeles. In 1996 she joined the Division of Endocrinology at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in affiliation with the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Chesnokova is Associate Professor of Medicine at Cedars Sinai Medical Center and Adjunct Professor of Medicine at UCLA, she is specializing in pituitary endocrinology, neuroendocrinology, neuroimmunomodulation and adult neurogenesis. She has published more than 70 papers in peer review reputable journals in the field of endocrinology and neuroscience. She is serving on the Editorial Boards of the Frontiers in Systems and Translational Endocrinology and Frontiers in Pituitary Endocrinology.
Dr. Vera Chesnokova’s research is focused on Cell cycle control of pituitary tumor development, tumorigenic role of growth hormone (GH), mechanisms of hippocampal adult neurogenesis, effects of acute and chronic peripheral inflammation on proliferation and differentiation of hippocampal neuronal stem cells.