School of Dental Sciences

Staff Profile

Dr Seva Telezhkin




1998 Specialist in Biology-Biophysics (BSc), Taras Shevchenko Kiev State University

2003 Doctor of Biological Sciences (PhD) in Biophysics, Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology

2016 Fellow of Higher Education Academy, Cardiff University

Employment records

2017 Lecturer in Physiology, School of Dental Sciences, Newcastle University

2012 Senior Research Fellow, School of Biosciences, Cardiff University

2009 Research Associate, Research Department of Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology, University College London

2007 Research Associate in the School of Biosciences, Cardiff University

2006 Research Associate, Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, University of Bath

2004 Research Associate, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, College of Medicine, University of Vermont


Regular Member of European Huntington’s Disease Network (EHDN)

Member of The Physiological Society (established physiologist)

Regular Member of Biophysical Society

Additional Affiliations

Visitor at University College London and Cardiff University

Membership in editorial boards

Antioxidants & Redox Signaling Journal

Cardiovascular Research

Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity

Roles and responsibilities

Dental Physiology Course Leader

BDS Stage 1 Tutor

Peer mentor coordinator


Dental Physiology Course Leader

BDS1. Cellular Physiology

BDS1.Cardiovascular System

BDS1. Orientation and Study Skills


Research Interests

I study physiological aspects of neuronal differentiation, maturation and degeneration.

Besides that, I am interested in orofacial post traumatic pain management, e.g. post-endodontic pain subsequent to the root canal treatment, peripheral painful traumatic or inflammatory trigeminal neuropathy, atypical facial pain, etc.

I am also interested in phospholipid regulation of ion channels and role of calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR) in dentinogenesis, reparative and mineralization process in the odontoblasts.

The aim of my research is to generate the data that provide rational basis for selecting drugs which may be useful for enhancing neuronal function in patients with neurodegenerative disorders, post traumatic and neuropathic pain and dental tissue revitalization.