Leonid Medved graduated from the National Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv, Kiev, Ukraine, in 1977, and received his Ph.D. and D.S. degrees in biochemistry from the Institute of Biochemistry, Kiev, Ukraine, in 1980 and 1991, respectively. In 1980, Dr. Medved was working at the Institute of Biochemistry as a Junior Scientist, a Senior Scientist, and then as the Head of the Department of Protein Structure and Function. In 1997, he joined the Department of Biochemistry of the American Red Cross Holland Laboratory, Rockville, Md, USA, as a Scientist II, and then became a Senior Scientist at the same department. In 2000, while conducting a research at Holland Laboratory, he became involved in teaching at the George Washington University as an Associate Professor and then as a Professor. Currently, he is a Professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Md, USA, which he joined in 2004. His major research interests are in the field of blood coagulation and fibrinolysis, particularly, in the structure and interactions of blood coagulation and fibrinolytic proteins with the emphasis on fibrinogen and fibrin. Dr. Medved is a member of several scientific societies and currently serves as a Vice Chairman of the International Fibrinogen Research Society. He is also a Section Editor of the international journal Thrombosis and Haemostasis.
Biography Updated on 8 February 2009