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Year of birth
Academic degree
Doctor of Science
Field of studies

Head of a laboratory and professor at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology of the New York University School of Medicine (USA)

Honorary professor of the Julia Wilson Anderson Foundation (USA) Researcher at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (USA)

General information

Leading scientist's research interests: Structural and functional organization of RNA polymerase, transcription factors, gene expression regulation, DNA reparation, stress response, RNA sensors, drug resistance of bacteria, interactions of bacteria and host organisms, gasotransmitters, mechanisms of aging

Quote by the head of the laboratory: Usage of nematodes, drosophila and critters by a team of researchers within this project allowed to produce non-trivial results for understanding mechanisms of this process in various organisms including humans.

Scientific recognition

Awards and achievements:

2018 – Award of the Glenn Foundation for research of biological mechanisms of aging (USA).

2017 – Member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.

2016 – Foreign member of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

2013 – Grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (USA).

2012 – Biogerontology Research Foundation Award (UK).

2012, 2010 – Blavatnik Family Foundation Awards (USA).

2009 – The Vilcek Foundation Finalist Prize (USA).

2006 – Grant from the «Dinastiya» Foundation (Russia).

2002 – Grant from the Fogarty International Center of the National Institute of Health of USA.

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