I was born in Soviet Union in 1967. After graduating from Moscow State University (Chemistry Department) with MS in Chemistry I moved to USA. In 1994 I was accepted as a graduate student at Cornell University, where I worked with prof. Ben Widom. I received a PhD in Chemistry in 1998. I worked as a postdoctoral research associate with Prof. Michael E. Fisher from 1998 till 2000. In 2000 I joined Department of Chemistry at Rice University where I went from Assistant Professor to Full Professor.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
motor proteins and molecular motors, cytoskeleton dynamics, mechanisms of biological signaling, channel-facilitated molecular transport, protein search for targets on DNA