Vitaly Klyachko

BJC Institute of Health, 9th Floor

PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2002
MS/BS, Moscow State University, 1998

Vitaly Klyachko

Associate Professor


Vitaly Klyachko's research is focused on synaptic function and plasticity with the goal of understanding how neural circuits analyze information in the brain. His research also focuses on understanding neural dysfunction in neurodevelopmental disorders, such as Fragile X syndrome and autism.

Professor Klyachko has received many awards including The Esther A. & Joseph Klingenstein Award in Neurosciences, 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.


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.

Researches how neurons process information in healthy brain & neurodevelopmental diseases

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