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Dr. Srdjan Vlajkovic, MD, PhD

Dr. Srdjan Vlajkovic, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Physiology
University of Auckland
New Zealand

Biography :

Dr Srdjan Vlajkovic completed his medical degree and doctorate in Neuroscience at the University of Belgrade. He joined the Department of Physiology at the University of Auckland in 1994, where he is currently Associate Professor in sensory neuroscience. His principal research interest is in the field of auditory neuroscience, and he studies the cellular and molecular basis of cochlear homeostasis in conditions of stress and injury. His primary focus is on the role of oxidative stress and inflammation in the development of noise-induced and age-related hearing loss. Dr Vlajkovic’s programme of research incorporates a series of projects that directly investigate the protective role of adenosine and ATP on the development of noise-induced cochlear injury and other forms of oxidative stress in the inner ear. He is leading internationally the field of adenosine signalling in the cochlea, and the translational research in this area.

Research Interest :

1. Auditory Neuroscience 2. Hearing 3. Deafness 4. Sensorineural Hearing Loss 5. Neuroprotection 6. Oxidative Stress 7. Inflammation 8. Purinergic Signaling