Andrej Romanovsky


Andrej A. Romanovsky is a senior staff scientist and director of Systemic Inflammation Laboratory at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center. Andrej was born in St. Petersburg, Russia. He received his M.D. (with distinction) from the Ivan Pavlov First Medical School (St. Petersburg) in 1984, and completed his postgraduate training in pathophysiology at the Pavlov Institute of Experimental Medicine of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences (St. Petersburg) in 1986.

In 1989, he received a Ph.D. in physiology from the Institute of Physiology of the National Academy of Sciences (Minsk, Belarus), and at the age of 29 became the youngest senior scientist in the history of that institute. Following postdoctoral training at the University of Tennessee Medical School, Memphis (1991-1994), he took the position of associate scientist and director of the Thermoregulation Laboratory at the Legacy Health System in Portland, Oregon (1994-2000). In December of 1999, he joined St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix to direct the Systemic Inflammation Laboratory.

Dr. Romanovsky has published more than 80 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals, including top-tier publications such as Pharmacological Reviews, PLoS Biology, Blood, Progress in Lipid Research, The FASEB Journal, The Journal of Neuroscience, and Pain. He has served as an associate editor, invited/guest editor, and board member for 10 professional journals. He has served on study sections and reviewed grant applications for the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the Medical Research Council (UK), the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Dutch Research Council, the National Research Foundation (South Africa), the government of Hong Kong, and other agencies.

Since 2004, Dr. Romanovsky has been a member of the Thermal Physiology Section of the International Union of Physiological Sciences. His research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the State of Arizona, and a number of foundations and pharmaceutical companies.


  • PhD Physiology, Institute of Physiology of the National Academy of Sciences, Minsk, Belarus 1989
  • MD (with distinction) Ivan Pavlov First Medical School, St. Petersburg, Russia 1984

Research Interests

Fever and hypothermia in systemic inflammation: physiological mechanisms and mediators

Roles of transient receptor potential (TRP) channels in thermoregulation

Body temperature control

Neural pathways for behavioral thermoregulation

See Andrej's website, for more information.