York Research Chair, Tier 1
Ph.D. (Moscow State)
Centre for Research on Biomolecular Interactions
Office: 340 Petrie Science & Engineering Building (PSE)
Phone: (416)736-2100 ext. 22345
Lab: 319, 320, 335, 347, 350 Petrie Science & Engineering Building (PSE)
Phone: (416) 736-2100 ext: 22817
Lab: 306 Chemistry Building (CB)
Biological Physics, Chemical and Condensed Matter Physics
Graduate Program Appointment
Full Member: Eligible to supervise M.Sc. or Ph.D.
Molecular mechanisms of biological processes and disease; Cell biology, including stem cells; Drug screening; Biophysical, biomedical, and bioanalytical techniques.
I focus on understanding the molecular mechanisms of diseases, especially cancer, neurodegenerative disorders and immune disorders. To that end, my group and I develop new biophysical and bioanalytical approaches for studying and separating the chemical contents of individual cells, particularly proteins, enzymes, and DNA. We are also interested in understanding the molecular mechanisms that govern the fate of stem cells. Specifically, methods of chemical analysis are combined with advanced techniques in cell biology such as fluorescence image cytometry to study the molecular mechanisms of fundamental biological processes (cell cycle, cell differentiation, and apoptosis).