Yaroslav (Alex) Savtchouk, Ph.D.

Yaroslav Savtchouk
Yaroslav (Alex) Savtchouk, Ph.D.Marquette University

Schroeder Complex, 429G

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-6779

Assistant Professor

Department of Biomedical Sciences

Dr. Savtchouk is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at Marquette University. He completed his postdoctoral training in the laboratory of Prof. Andrea Volterra at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. He obtained his Ph.D. at Penn State University and LSU Health Sciences Center (graduate advisor: SQ. June Liu) and his B.S at Franklin and Marshall College. Dr. Savtchouk joined the BISC faculty in October 2018.


  • B.S. 2004, Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster PA
  • Ph.D. 2011, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park PA
  • Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland

Research Interests

Dr. Savtchouk studies communication between brain neurons and astrocytes using two-photon imaging and electrophysiology. He is interested in understanding how the information is processed in the cerebellar cortex, and in particular the interactions of GABAergic stellate and basket cells, Bergmann glia astrocytes, and monoamines.

Dr. Savtchouk's Research Site