Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
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- Post-doc, Biochemistry, University of California, Los Angeles (USA)
- Ph.D., Biochemistry, The Russian Academy of Medical Sciences (Moscow, Russia)
- M.D., Medical Biochemistry, The Russian State Medical University (Moscow, Russia)
- B.S., Medical Biochemistry, The Russian State Medical University (Moscow, Russia)
- Actin is one of the most abundant and functionally versatile proteins on our planet. Actin is involved in the pathogenesis of infectious diseases (i) as an element of the innate immune system, (ii) but also as a target that can be hijacked by many bacterial and viral toxins.
- Deciphering the molecular mechanisms of remarkably selective inactivation of bacterial toxins by human defensins - short cationic immune peptides with a broad repertoire of anti-microbial activities.
- Developing bacterial toxins into tools to study cellular organelles/processes and eliminate cancer cells
- Introduction to Biological Chemistry, Biochem4511 – undergraduate course
- Advanced Biochemistry: Actin Cytoskeleton in Health and Disease – graduate course
- Early Research Experience in Biochemistry: Biochem2900H