Alexander Vostrov


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About me

I received MS degree in Biophysics from Leningrad Polytechnic Institute (USSR) in 1984. In 1992 I came to work to the Department of Psychiatry, SUNY at Stony Brook where I researched molecular mechanisms of Alzheimer’s disease. In 2005 I defended my PhD dissertation at the St. Petersburg State University (Russia). I also underwent post-doctoral training at the National Institutes of Health (Bethesda, MD) in 2007-2009. Upon completion of the training I returned to SUNY at Stony Brook. My research interests include protein-nucleic acid interaction, gene expression regulation and epigenetics. I was lucky to study biology at the time of numerous revolutionary discoveries. And incredible expansion of knowledge in biology and related fields still continues at great pace. Sometimes the sheer amount of information one needs to absorb everyday could be overwhelming. In my opinion it is very important in this situation to have a system in learning new facts and relate it to the basic concepts of modern molecular biology.

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