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Alexei Vyssotski

Actual Position   Research fellow at the Institute of Neuroinformatics, University of Zürich / ETH Zurich, Switzerland.

 

Professional address:
Winterthurerstrasse 190
CH-8057 Zürich
Switzerland
Tel: +41 44 635 3041, +41 79 756 5177
Fax:+41 44 635 3053
   
Scientific interests:   Behavioral Neuroscience, animal behavior and neurophysiology under naturalistic conditions
   
Technical development:

Neurologger-System

  Also took part in the development of preliminary versions of products presented at www.newbehavior.com
   

Teaching:

Basics of instrumentation, measurement and analysis
Fall semester 2011-2013, INI-502, 402-0821-00
   

Career:

 

Sept '89 - May '95

Graduated at the Moscow Institute of Physics & Technology, faculty of Physical & Chemical Biology, division “Ecology”.
Sept '95 - Oct '98 Doctorand at the Institute of Normal Physiology of the Moscow Medical Academy, Research in long-term memory formation in chicks, mice and rats using nootropics (with Prof. K.V. Anokhin).
Nov '98 - Sept '01 Postdiplomand at the Institute of Anatomy, University Zurich (with Prof. H.-P. Lipp).
Sept '01 Ph. D. in Physiology, Moscow. Title of the thesis: “Comparative investigation of mechanisms of long-term memory formation using nootropics and genetically modified animal strains”.
Sept '01 - Aug '07 Postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Anatomy, University Zurich . Research in animal behavior, orientation, natural selection and electrophysiology (with Prof. H.-P. Lipp).
Sept '07 - Oct '08 Research fellow at the Institute of Anatomy, University Zurich. Research in animal navigation and electrophysiology of avian brain, sharing responsibility of IT support of the Institute.
Since Apr '09

Research fellow at the Institute of Neuroinformatics, University of Zurich / ETH Zurich. Research in electrophysiology of avian brain.

Publications:  
2014 Zhan Y., Paolicelli R.C., Sforazzini F., Weinhard L., Bolasco G., Pagani F., Vyssotski A.L., Bifone A., Gozzi A., Ragozzino D., Gross C.T. (2014) Deficient neuron-microglia signaling results in impaired functional brain connectivity and social behavior. Nat. Neurosci. 02 February 2014 | doi:10.1038/nn.3641 [ Supporting Information ]
   
  Duriez O., Kato A., Tromp C., Dell'omo G., Vyssotski A.L., Sarrazin F., Ropert-Coudert Y. (2014) How cheap is soaring flight in raptors? A preliminary investigation in freely-flying vultures. PLoS One. 9(1):e84887.
[ Supplementary Information ] [Google Earth: Sample Flight Path]
   
2013 Scriba M.F., Ducrest A.L., Henry I., Vyssotski A.L., Rattenborg N.C., Roulin A. (2013) Linking melanism to brain development: expression of a melanism-related gene in barn owl feather follicles covaries with sleep ontogeny. Front Zool. 10(1):42.
   
  Lewandowski B, Vyssotski A, Hahnloser RH, Schmidt M. (2013) At the interface of the auditory and vocal motor systems: NIf and its role in vocal processing, production and learning. J Physiol Paris. 2013 Jun;107(3):178-92.
   
  Scriba M.F., Harmening W.M., Mettke-Hofmann C., Vyssotski A.L., Roulin A., Wagner H., Rattenborg N.C. (2013) Evaluation of two minimally invasive techniques for electroencephalogram recording in wild or freely behaving animals. J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol. 199(3):183-9.
   
  Scheffzük C., Kukushka V.I., Vyssotski A.L., Draguhn A., Tort A.B., Brankačk J. (2013) Global slowing of network oscillations in mouse neocortex by diazepam. Neuropharmacology. 65:123-33.
   
2012 Zecharia A.Y., Yu X., Götz T., Ye Z., Carr D.R., Wulff P., Bettler B., Vyssotski A.L., Brickley S.G., Franks N.P., and Wisden W. (2012) GABAergic inhibition of histaminergic neurons regulates active waking but not the sleep-wake switch or propofol-induced loss of consciousness. J. Neurosci. 32(38):13062-13075.
   
  Sachs G., Traugott J., Nesterova A.P., Dell'omo G., Kümmeth F., Heidrich W., Vyssotski A.L., and Bonadonna F. (2012) Flying at no mechanical energy cost: disclosing the secret of wandering albatrosses. PLoS One. 7(9):e41449. [ Supplemental Text ] [Google Earth: Wandering Albatross Dynamic Soaring]
   
  Lesku J.A., Rattenborg N.C., Valcu M., Vyssotski A.L., Kuhn S., Kuemmeth F., Heidrich W., and Kempenaers B. (2012) Adaptive sleep loss in polygynous pectoral sandpipers. Science. 2012 Aug 9. [ Supplemental Text ] [ Supplemental Movie ] [ Supplemental Audio ] [ Supplemental Database ]
   
  Brankačk J., Scheffzük C., Kukushka V.I., Vyssotski A.L., Tort A.B., and Draguhn A. (2012) Distinct features of fast oscillations in phasic and tonic rapid eye movement sleep. J Sleep Res. 2012 Jul 20. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2869.2012.01037.x.
   
  Lyamin O.I., Kosenko P.O., Vyssotski A.L., Lapierre J.L., Siegel J.M., and Mukhametov LM. (2012) Study of sleep in a walrus. Dokl Biol Sci., 444:188-91.
   
2011 Scheffzük C., Kukushka V.I., Vyssotski A.L., Draguhn A., Tort A.B.L. and Brankack J. (2011) Selective coupling between theta phase and neocortical fast gamma oscillations during REM-sleep in mice. PLoS One, 6(12):e28489. [ Figures S1 - S6 ] [ Supplemental Text ]
   
 

Lesku J.A., Meyer L.C., Fuller A., Maloney S.K., Dell'Omo G., Vyssotski A.L. and Rattenborg N.C. (2011) Ostriches sleep like platypuses. PLoS One, 6(8):e23203. [ Figure S1 ] [ Figure S2 ] [ Supplemental Movie ] [ Supplemental Text ]

   
  Tsoar A., Nathan R., Bartan Y., Vyssotski A., Dell'Omo G. and Ulanovsky N. (2011) Large-scale navigational map in a mammal. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 108(37): E718-E724. [ Summary ] [ Supplemental Data ] [ Supplemental Movie ]
[ Commentary by Edvard I. Moser ]
   
  Daan S., Spoelstra K., Albrecht U., Schmutz I., Daan M., Daan B., Rienks F., Poletaeva I., Dell'Omo G., Vyssotski A., and Lipp H.-P. (2011) Lab mice in the field: unorthodox daily activity and effects of a dysfunctional circadian clock allele. J Biol Rhythms, 26(2): 118-29. [ Supplemental Data ]
   
 

Lesku J.A., Vyssotski A.L., Martinez-Gonzalez D., Witzeck C., and Rattenborg N.C. (2011) Local sleep homeostasis in the avian brain: convergence of sleep function in mammals and birds? Proc Biol Sci. 278: 2419-28.
[ Supplemental Data ]

   
2010 Brankack J., Kukushka V.I., Vyssotski A.L., and Draguhn A. (2010) EEG gamma frequency and sleep-wake scoring in mice: Comparing two types of supervised classifiers. Brain Res. 1322: 59-71
   
2009 Pang D.S., Robledo C.J., Carr D.C., Gent T.C., Vyssotski A.L., Caley A, Zecharia A., Wisden W., Brickley S.G., and Franks N.P. (2009) An unexpected role for TASK-3 potassium channels in network oscillations with implications for sleep mechanisms and anesthetic action. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 106(51): 17546-17551
   
 

Vyssotski A.L., Dell'Omo G., Dell'Ariccia G., Abramchuk A.N., Serkov A.N., Latanov A.V., Loizzo A., Wolfer D.P., and Lipp H.-P. (2009) EEG responses to visual landmarks in flying pigeons. Curr Biol. 19(14): 1159-1166.
[ Supplemental Data ] Publicity: Science NOW

   
2008 Traugott J., Dell'Omo G., Vyssotski A.L., Odijk D., and Sachs D. (2008) A time-relative approach for precise positioning with a miniaturized L1 GPS logger. ION GNSS 21st International Technical Meeting of Satellite Division, 16-19, September 2008, Savannah, GA: 1883-1894
   
  Rattenborg N.C., Voirin B., Vyssotski A.L., Kays R.W., Spoelstra K., Kuemmeth F., Heidrich W.,and Wikelski M. (2008) Sleeping outside the box: electroencephalographic measures of sleep in sloths inhabiting a rainforest.
Biol Lett. 4(4): 402-5.
[ Supplemental Data ] Publicity: Science NOW
   
  Ben Abdallah N.M., Slomianka L., Vyssotski A.L., and Lipp H.-P. (2008) Early age-related changes in adult hippocampal neurogenesis in C57 mice, Neurobiol Aging, doi:10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2008.03.002
   
2006 Vyssotski A.L., Serkov A.N., Itskov P.M., Dell'Omo G., Latanov A.V., Wolfer D.P., and Lipp H.-P. (2006) Miniature neurologgers for flying pigeons: multichannel EEG and action and field potentials in combination with GPS recording. J Neurophysiol 95: 1263-1273. [ Journal Cover ]
   
2005 Galsworthy M.J., Amrein I., Kuptsov P.A., Poletaeva I.I., Zinn P., Rau A.E., Vyssotski A.L., and Lipp H.-P. (2005) A comparison of wild-caught wood mice and bank voles in the Intellicage: assessing exploration, daily activity patterns and place learning paradigms. Behavioural Brain Research, 157(2), 211-217
   
2004 Lipp, H.-P., Vyssotski, A.L., Wolfer, D.P., Renaudineau, S., Savini, M., Tröster, G., and Dell'Omo, G. (2004). Pigeon homing along highways and exits. Curr.Biol. 14(14), 1239-1249. [ Supplemental Data ] [ Journal Cover ]
   
  Lewejohann, L., Skryabin, B.V., Sachser, N., Prehn, C., Heiduschka, P., Thanos, S., Jordan, U., Vyssotski, A.L., Pleskacheva, M.G., Lipp, H.-P. et al. (2004). Role of a neuronal small non-messenger RNA: behavioural alterations in BC1 RNA-deleted mice. Behav. Brain Res. 154(1), 273-289.
   
2002 Vyssotski, A.L., Dell'Omo, G., Poletaeva, I.I., Vyssotski, D.L., Minichiello, L., Klein, R., Wolfer, D.P., and Lipp, H.-P. (2002). Long-term monitoring of hippocampus-dependent behavior in naturalistic settings: mutant mice lacking the neurotrophin receptor TrkB in the forebrain show spatial learning but impaired behavioral flexibility. Hippocampus 12, 27-38.
   
  Dell'Omo, G., Vannoni, E., Vyssotski, A.L., Di Bari, M.A., Nonno, R., Agrimi, U., and Lipp, H.-P. (2002). Automated home cage monitoring of mice infected with BSE and scrapie differentiates early behavioural changes according to prion strain. European Journal of Neuroscience 16, 735-742.
   
1999 Vysotskii A.L., Vysotskii D.L., Gudasheva T.A., Ostrovskaya R.U., Anokhin K.V. (1999). Modulation of long-term memory by delayed administration of the Amide of L-Pyroglutamyl-D-alanine, a nootropic agent, in spaced and massed training in rats. – Neuroscience and Behavioral Physiology, 29(2), 137-142.
   
1996 Vysotskii A.L., Vysotskii D.L. (1996). Improved evaluation of the parameters of linearizable relationships. - Biophysics, 41(3), 775-777.

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