Orbeli Institute of Physiology


Armenia | Yerevan



The Orbeli Institute of Physiology’s main focus is neurophysiology. Here scientists investigate neuroplasticity, the mechanisms of motor and autonomic control, and much more. It was founded alongside the National Academy of Science Of Armenia and was a hub of neuroscience in the Soviet Union from the 1960’s to the 1990’s. The institute has a museum and archive dedicated to the preservation of Neuroscience research. Leon Abgarovich Orbeli was an Armenian physiologist who graduated from the Military Medical Academy and went on to work in Pavlov’s laboratory, became the director for various Soviet medical institutes and pioneered a new field of evolutionary physiology. The institute named after him is dedicated to continue his legacy in not only the pursuit of knowledge but also in its preservation.

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Leon Abgarovich Orbeli