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Curriculum Vitae Nadia Stefanova


1976 - 1983

Primary school, Ruse, Bulgaria

1983 - 1987

English language school, Ruse, Bulgaria

1988 - 1994

MD, Medical University, Sofia, Bulgaria

1997 - 1999

PhD Neuroscience, Medical University, Sofia, Bulgaria


MD, University of Innsbruck, Austria


Habilitation in Neuroscience, Medical University Innsbruck, Austria

Career History


Clinical year, University Hospital, Sofia, Bulgaria

1994 - 1997

Assistant Professor of Anatomy and Physiology, Sofia University, Bulgaria

1997 - 2000

Assistant Professor of Anatomy, Histology and Cytology, Medical University, Sofia, Bulgaria


Visiting Scientist, Neuroregulation Lab, Department of Physiology, Leiden University Medical Center, the Netherlands


Visiting Scientist, Section of Neuronal Survival, Wallenberg Neuroscience Center, Lund University, Sweden

1999 - 2006

Research Assistant (PostDoc), Department of Neurology, University of Innsbruck, Austria

Since 2006

University Assistant, Department of Neurology, Innsbruck Medical University, Austria

Since 2007

Associate Professor, Department of Neurology, Innsbruck Medical University, Austria

Awards and honors


Fellowship of the Austrian Academic Exchange Program


Prise of the Austrian Society of Neurology


Prise of the Austrian Society of Neurology


Science award from the City of Innsbruck

Research funding since 2004

2008 - 2010

MSA and Neuroinflammation, FWF P19989-B05

2007 - 2008

The role of dopaminergic stimulation on striatal graft survival and function in the double lesion rat model of the parkinson variant of multiple system atrophy”, Medizinische Forschungsförderung Innsbruck (MFI) 9441


Neuroprotection in MSA models: effects of rasagiline,TEVA

2008 - 2012

Neuroprotection in a mouse model of MSA: AZD, AstraZeneca


Autonomic failure in a mouse model of MSA, Tiroler Wissenschaftsfonds, TWF (co-applicant)

2005 - 2006

Behavioral characterisation of Dopa Response in a rat model of MSA, Medizinische Forschungsfonds, MFF (co-applicant)

2005 - 2007

MSA Neurotransplantation, FWF P17905-B05 (co-applicant)

2003 - 2005

The role of alpha-synuclein in glia cells, FWF P16128-B01 (co-applicant)

2002 - 2005

Neuroprotection in a rat model of MSA, FWF P14633-PHA (co-applicant)

Review panels 


Ad hoc referee: Neurobiol Dis, J Neurochem, Brain, Neurosci Lett, Mov Disord


Parkinson’s Disease Society of the UK (PDS), Austrian National Bank Jubilee Fund (ÖNB)


  • 30 original publications
  • 16 reviews/books
  • 1 monograph
  • 17 invited symposium and conference lectures