Zaal Kokaia#

Zaal Kokaia
Membership Number:4542
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:SWEDEN

Present and Previous Positions
  • 01/2011 - present: Director, Lund Stem Cell Center
  • 06/2010 -present: Coordinator, Strategic Research Area (“SFO”) in Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine “StemTherapy”, Sweden
  • 05/2008 - present: Professor of Experimental Medical Research, Department of Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Lund, Sweden
  • 01/2003 - present: Head, Laboratory of Stem Cells &Restorative Neurology, at Lund Stem Cell Center, Lund, Sweden.
  • 01/2009 - present: Visiting Professor, Faculty of Medicine, I.Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, Georgia.
  • 08/2001- 05/2008: Associate Professor of Experimental Medical Research (Universitetslektor), Faculty of Medicine, University of Lund, Lund, Sweden
  • 01/1999 - 08/2001: Research Assistant (supported by the Swedish Research Council), at Wallenberg Neuroscience Center, University Hospital
  • 01/1996 - 01/1999: Research Assistant –(supported by University of Lund, Section of Restorative Neurology), at Wallenberg Neuroscience Center, University Hospital, Lund, Sweden
  • 11/1988 - 04/1995: Scientific, Senior , Lead Fellow, I.Beritashvili Institute of Physiology, Georgian Academy of Sciences, Tbilisi, Georgia

Fields of Scholarship
  • Stem cells
  • Stroke
  • Neurogenesis
  • Neurodegeneration
  • Restorative Neurology
  • Cellular reprogramming
  • Neuroregeneration

Honours and Awards
  • 2009 Petre Sarajishvili Medal and Honor Diploma for prominent contribution in neuro-education in Georgia (2009) awarded by Georgian Association of Neurologists and Neurosurgeons
  • 2011 Elected member, Lund Physiographic Society, Sweden
  • 2012 Honorary Doctor, David Agmashenebeli University of Georgia, Tbilisi, Georgia
  • 2012 Honorary Member, Georgian Association of Allergology and Clinical Immunology
  • 2013 Distinguished Professor, Free University, Tbilisi, Georgia
  • 2017 Nino Javakhishvili Medal for the contribution to Natishvili Institute of Morphology, Tbilisi State University, Georgia

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