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Eleni Gourgou

Eleni Gourgou

Associate Research Scientist, Mechanical Engineering

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2658 GGB
2350 Hayward, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (734) 936-2423

Research Interests

Neurobiology of memory and learning, emphasis on spatial learning and aging-driven decline; Behavioral neurogenetics and neuronal basis of behavior; Development of controlled, engineered microenvironments to interrogate the nervous system; Mathematical models of neuronal networks; Locomotion dynamics; Customized 3D printing of hydrogels; Technology (3D printing, microfluidics, nanoparticles) and engineering (image processing, computer vision, data analytics) coupled with neurobiology; Multi-scale dynamics of biological systems, emphasis on neurons and neuronal circuits; Neuronal physiology and calcium dynamics; Cell physiology, signal transduction and stress; Arts/Science integration.

Research Areas

Biomechanics & Biosystems Engineering

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Research by ME Associate Research Scientist’s group cited as being of “primal importance” to study of spatial learning
In a recent commentary, published in the European Journal of Neuroscience (EJN, May 2022), research conducted by the Gourgou group at the University of Michigan was cited as being of “primal importance" to study of spatial learning.

ME faculty promotions approved by Regents
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Gourgou receives NIH K01 Career Development Award
Her proposal is titled “Deciphering aging-driven cognitive decline in C. elegans spatial memory and learning through an interdisciplinary approach”.