Vladimir Ivkovic, Ph.D.

Dr. Ivkovic was trained as a cognitive neuroscientist and integrative physiologist with emphasis in neurosensory integration and spaceflight physiology. To date, he has worked on various research studies on healthy and clinical populations, including two studies of neurosensory integration and cognitive/motor performance using near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). His graduate research included investigation of the effects of serotonin transporter gene polymorphisms on psychological traits in genetically isolated populations, and subsequently assessment of the efficacy of vibrotactile sensory augmentation as countermeasure for spaceflight vestibular deconditioning. During doctoral studies he investigated the effects of vibrotactile sensory augmentation for improved cognitive/motor performance in Parkinson’s disease patients. His postdoctoral work with Dr. Strangman at Neural Systems Group focused on development of NIRS neuromonitoring technology for clinical and extreme environments, with continuing research interests in cerebellar contributions to neurosensory integration, neuroimaging in isolated, confined and extreme (ICE) environments, development of countermeasures for neurosensory and neurobehavioral conditions, and their translation into clinical practice.