Professor Klyachko joined Washington University in St. Louis in 2008. He completed his postdoctoral training at the Salk Institute in La Jolla and has been previously on the faculty of the Department of Physiology and Neuroscience at New York University.
Professor Klyachko's research is focused on synaptic function and plasticity with the goal of understanding how neural circuits analyze information in the brain. His work has important implications to neurological disorders such as mental retardation and Alzheimer’s disease.
Professor Klyachko has received many awards including The Esther A. & Joseph Klingenstein Award in Neurosicences, a Jersey Rose Award in Neuroscience and an International Soros Science Foundation Award. His recent findings were in the top ten most read publications of all biological sciences as assessed by the Faculty of 1000.