I have been fascinated with nature and insects since I remember myself. Beyond following this fascination in research, I also enjoy running, alpine and cross-country skiing, backcountry trips, scuba diving, and rock climbing, especially now, when our 5 year old son can join in.
Areas of Interest
My research interests aim to understand the Involvement of the insulin signaling pathway in reproduction and attractiveness.
Honors & Awards
2005 - Tufts University Graduate Student Research Award
1999 - Honors Degree of the University's Diploma
1999 - The Moscow Government's undergraduate scholarship award
1994-1999 - Moscow State University, Russia Zoology (Entomology major), MS
2001-2007 - Tufts University, Boston, MA, Biology Ph.D