PhD in biology

Scientific supervisor

Pavel Volchkov

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MIPT, Center of the Living Systems

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Biomedical scientist with expertise in molecular biology, genetics, microbiology, immunology, virology and stem cell biology with extensive experience in hematopoietic stem cells. More than 10 years of experience in creating genetically modified animals, experience in working with animal models, including the organization and management of the SPF vivarium at the University of Chicago.

Scientific projects of the Genomic Engineering Laboratory include:
- application of genome editing technologies for applied projects
- development of delivery systems based on AAB
- creation of genetic and cellular therapies for human hereditary diseases, including diseases of the endocrine system and retina
- bioinformatic projects of medical and agricultural profile
- current research in the field of virology, epidemiology and immunology.
Main publications:
1.Wen L, Ley RE, Volchkov PY, Stranges PB, Avanesyan L, Stonebraker AC, Hu C, Wong FS, Szot GL, Bluestone JA, Gordon JI, Chervonsky AV. Innate immunity and intestinal microbiota in the development of Type 1 diabetes. Nature. 2008 Oct 23;455(7216):1109-13. doi: 10.1038/nature07336. Epub 2008 Sep 21. PMID: 18806780; PMCID: PMC2574766.

2.Yurkovetskiy L, Burrows M, Khan AA, Graham L, Volchkov P, Becker L, Antonopoulos D, Umesaki Y, Chervonsky AV. Gender bias in autoimmunity is influenced by microbiota. Immunity. 2013 Aug 22;39(2):400-12. doi: 10.1016/j.immuni.2013.08.013. PMID: 23973225; PMCID: PMC3822899.

3.Riddell J, Gazit R, Garrison BS, Guo G, Saadatpour A, Mandal PK, Ebina W, Volchkov P, Yuan GC, Orkin SH, Rossi DJ. Reprogramming committed murine blood cells to induced hematopoietic stem cells with defined factors. Cell. 2014 Apr 24;157(3):549-64. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2014.04.006. Erratum in: Cell. 2014 Jul 3;158(1):226. PMID: 24766805; PMCID: PMC4060823.
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