Vladimir Larionov obtained his Ph.D. degree from the Institute of Experimental Medicine, the USSR Academy of Medical Sciences, Leningrad, in 1977, for work on extrachromosomal elements in yeast. After the postdoctoral fellowship at the Leningrad State University and Enhelhardt Institute of Molecular Biology, Moscow, he came to the Institute of Cytology, Russian Academy of Sciences as a staff scientist. He received his D.S. degree from the Institute of Cytology for work on genetic control of chromosome transmission in 1983. One year later, he became the chief of the Laboratory of Genetics in the same Institute. He moved to the Laboratory of Molecular Genetics in the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH, as a visiting scientist in 1991. In 2000, he became the leader of Genome Structure and Function Section in the Laboratory of Biosystems and Cancer in the National Cancer Institute, NIH. His recent studies have focused on studying the organization and function of human centromere and on characterization of recent genomic changes in the human genome causing disorders.
Biography Updated on 25 March 2007