Serguei I. Bannykh, MD, PhD

Director, Neuropathology

Specialty: Neuropathology

Serguei I. Bannykh, MD, PhD is Director of Neuropathology in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Cedars-Sinai.

An expert in clinical neuropatholgy of tumors, dementias, diseases of skeletal muscle and peripheral nerves, Dr. Bannykh has authored more than 50 peer-reviewed scientific papers and seven book chapters. His research interests include pathogenesis of brain tumors, mechanisms of intracellular trafficking of amyloid precursor protein and proteolipid protein. Dr. Bannykh is involved in several National Institutes of Health grants addressing developmental aspects and tumors of the brain.

Dr. Bannykh is board certified in anatomic pathology/neuropathology. He is a reviewer for several scientific journals and grant agencies and is a member of the American Association of Neuropathologists.

After receiving his medical degree and PhD in vascular biology from State Medical Academy in Ivanovo, Russia, Dr. Bannykh completed an internship in psychiatry at State Medical Academy, where he became an assistant professor in the Department of Anatomy. Subsequently, he investigated various aspects of intracellular vesicular transport in the laboratories of Dr. Alberto Luini (Consortium Mario Negri, Italy) and Dr. William E. Balch (The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA), in studies that deciphered major structural and molecular mechanisms of protein transport. His more recent studies focused on molecular pathogenesis of Cystic Fibrosis.

Dr. Bannykh fulfilled a residency in anatomic pathology and neuropathology at University of California, San Diego. Prior to his appointment at Cedars-Sinai, Dr. Bannykh was an Assistant Professor and Attending Neuropathologist at Yale Medical School.


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