Academic Credentials: Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Biological Sciences, professor.

Current Workplace and Position: Head of the Laboratory of Physiology of Movements.

Organization: Pavlov Institute of Physiology, Russian Academy of Sciences.


Scientific Interests:

Neurophysiological mechanisms of locomotor behavior in humans and animals under impaired supraspinal control; Adaptive mechanisms of spinal cord in motor function rehabilitation; Locomotion in pharmacological, electrical and electromagnetic stimulation of the spinal cord.

Scopus Author ID: 7003598492


Researcher ID: A-3655-2017


РИНЦ SPIN-код: 1433-9271, AuthorID: 10968



Rostral lumbar segments are the key controllers of hindlimb locomotor rhythmicity in the adult spinal rat Gerasimenko, Y., Preston, C., Zhong, H., (...), Edgerton, V.R., Shah, P.K. Journal of neurophysiology, 2019. 122(2). 585-600

Mechanisms of Vasodilation in Skin during Lumbar Transcutaneous Spinal Cord Stimulation Lobov, G.I., Gerasimenko, Y.P., Moshonkina, T.R. Human Physiology, 2019. 45(4). 389-396

Self-assisted standing enabled by non-invasive spinal stimulation after spinal cord injury Sayenko, D.G., Rath, M., Ferguson, A.R., (...), Edgerton, V.R., Gerasimenko, Y.P. Journal of Neurotrauma, 2019. 36(9). 1435-1450

Trunk Stability Enabled by Noninvasive Spinal Electrical Stimulation after Spinal Cord Injury Rath, M., Vette, A.H., Ramasubramaniam, S., (...), Gerasimenko, Y.P., Sayenko, D.G. Journal of Neurotrauma, 2018. 35(21). 2540-2553

Non-invasive activation of cervical spinal networks after severe paralysis Gad, P., Lee, S., Terrafranca, N., (...), Gerasimenko, Y., Edgerton, V.R. Journal of Neurotrauma, 2018. 35(18). 2145-2158

Effects of spinal cord stimulation on motor functions in children with cerebral palsy. Solopova IA, Sukhotina IA, Zhvansky DS, Ikoeva GA, Vissarionov SV, Baindurashvili AG, Edgerton VR, Gerasimenko YP, Moshonkina TR. Neurosci Lett. 2017 Feb 3;639:192-198. doi: 10.1016/j.neulet.2017.01.003. Epub 2017 Jan 4. PMID:28063935

[The regulation of balance in the children presenting with severe cerebral palsy following the treatment with the use of the locomotor training in combination with the electrical stimulation of leg muscles and spinal cord]. Nikityuk IE, Moshonkina TR, Gerasimenko YP, Vissarionov SV, Baindurashvili AG. Vopr Kurortol Fizioter Lech Fiz Kult. 2016;93(5):23-27. Russian. PMID:27801408

Effect of Combination of Non-Invasive Spinal Cord Electrical Stimulation and Serotonin Receptor Activation in Patients with Chronic Spinal Cord Lesion. Moshonkina TR, Shapkova EY, Sukhotina IA, Emeljannikov DV, Gerasimenko YP. Bull Exp Biol Med. 2016 Oct;161(6):749-754. Epub 2016 Oct 26. PMID:27785645

Neuromodulation of the neural circuits controlling the lower urinary tract. Gad PN, Roy RR, Zhong H, Gerasimenko YP, Taccola G, Edgerton VR. Exp Neurol. 2016 Nov;285(Pt B):182-189. doi: 10.1016/j.expneurol.2016.06.034. Epub 2016 Jul 2. PMID:27381425

Effects of paired transcutaneous electrical stimulation delivered at single and dual sites over lumbosacral spinal cord. Sayenko DG, Atkinson DA, Floyd TC, Gorodnichev RM, Moshonkina TR, Harkema SJ, Edgerton VR, Gerasimenko YP. Neurosci Lett. 2015 Nov 16;609:229-34. doi: 10.1016/j.neulet.2015.10.005. Epub 2015 Nov 4. PMID:26453766

Noninvasive Reactivation of Motor Descending Control after Paralysis. Gerasimenko YP, Lu DC, Modaber M, Zdunowski S, Gad P, Sayenko DG, Morikawa E, Haakana P, Ferguson AR, Roy RR, Edgerton VR. J Neurotrauma. 2015 Dec 15;32(24):1968-80. doi: 10.1089/neu.2015.4008. Epub 2015 Aug 20. PMID:26077679

[Mathematical model of the hindlimbs control during cat locomotion with balance]. Lyakhovetskii VA, Gorskii OV, Gerasimenko YP, Musienko PE. Ross Fiziol Zh Im I M Sechenova. 2015 Feb;101(2):200-13. Russian. PMID:26012112

Spinal and supraspinal control of the direction of stepping during locomotion. Musienko PE, Zelenin PV, Lyalka VF, Gerasimenko YP, Orlovsky GN, Deliagina TG. J Neurosci. 2012 Nov 28;32(48):17442-53. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3757-12.2012. PMID:23197735

Effects of spinal cord electrical stimulation in patients with vertebrospinal pathology. Moshonkina TR, Makarovski AN, Bogacheva IN, Scherbakova NA, Savohin AA, Gerasimenko YP. Bull Exp Biol Med. 2012 May;153(1):16-20. PMID:22808483

Phase-dependent modulation of percutaneously elicited multisegmental muscle responses after spinal cord injury. Dy CJ, Gerasimenko YP, Edgerton VR, Dyhre-Poulsen P, Courtine G, Harkema SJ. J Neurophysiol. 2010 May;103(5):2808-20. doi: 10.1152/jn.00316.2009. PMID:20357075

Lavrov I, Courtine G, Dy CJ, van den Brand R, Fong AJ, Gerasimenko Y, Zhong H, Roy RR, Edgerton VR. Facilitation of stepping with epidural stimulation in spinal rats: role of sensory input. J. Neuroscience. 2008. 28(31).

Ichiyama RM, Courtine G, Gerasimenko YP, YangGJ, van den BrandR, Lavrov IA, Zhong H, Roy RR, Edgerton VR Step training reinforces specific spinal locomotor circuitry in adult spinal rats. J. Neuroscience. 2008. 28(29).

Gerasimenko Y, Roy RR, Edgerton VR. Epidural stimulation: Comparison of the spinal circuits that generate and control locomotion in rats, cats and humans. Exp Neurology. 2008. 209(2). Review.

Edgerton VR, Courtine G, Gerasimenko YP, Lavrov I, Ichiyama RM, Fong AJ, Cai LL, Otoshi CK, Tillakaratne NJ, Burdick JW, Roy RR. Training locomotor networks. Brain Res Rev. 2008. 57(1). Review.

Gerasimenko YP, Ichiyama RM, Lavrov IA, Courtine G, Cai L, Zhong H, Roy RR, Edgerton VR. Epidural Spinal Cord Stimulation Plus Quipazine Administration Enable Stepping in Complete Spinal Adult Rats. J. Neurophysiology. 2007. 98(5).

Courtine G, Harkema SJ, Dy CJ, Gerasimenko YP, Dyhre-Poulsen P. Modulation of multisegmental monosynaptic responses in a variety of leg muscles during walking and running in humans. J. Physiology (London). 2007. 582 :1125-39.



Phone number: +7 (812) 707-2767

e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Postal address: Laboratory of Physiology of Movements. 6 Makarov Embankment, Saint-Petersburg, Russia, 199034.