Dr. Karamyan joined the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences in August 2008. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy (Magna cum laude) from the Faculty of Pharmacy, Yerevan State Medical University, Armenia, and Ph.D. in Biology from the Institute of Biochemistry, National Academy of Sciences, Yerevan, Armenia. He continued his postdoctoral training in the laboratory of Dr. Robert C. Speth at the Department of Pharmacology in the School of Pharmacy, University of Mississippi.
Currently, my laboratory focuses on two main research projects: 1) we are studying the (patho)physiological function of peptidase neurolysin (EC 188.8.131.52) in ischemic stroke and other neurological disorders. This project falls under a larger area of our research interests which focus on understanding of the role of brain peptidergic systems in response of brain to injury and adaptation to stress; 2) pharmacological modulation of brain repair and functional recovery after stroke.