Dr. Golanov graduated from I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (former I.M. Sechenov First Moscow Medical School) and obtained his PhD in normal physiology from the Institute of Normal Physiology in Moscow. After leading the Hypertension Physiology group at All Union Cardiology Research Center he moved to the Division of Neurobiology (Dr. Reis) at Weill Cornell Medical College (New York, NY). After twelve years with Weill Cornell Medical College Dr. Golanov lead research laboratory of the Department of Neurosurgery (Dr. Parent) at the Mississippi Medical Center for three years. The following 6 years Dr. Golanov served as a program director and subject matter expert at the National Institute of Neurological Diseases, NIH, and Stroke and Medical Research and Materiel Command of the Department of Defense. In 2013 he returned to academia. Dr. Golanov academic interests include regulation of cerebral blood flow, innate neuroprotection, stroke, traumatic brain injury.