Evgeni Nikolaev is a mathematician, and his research experience includes mathematics and mathematical modeling in biology. He received his M.S. degree in applied mathematics (1986) at the Moscow Institute of Engineering and Physics, Moscow, Russia, and holds his Ph.D. degree in physics and mathematics (differential equations and equations of mathematical physics) from the Nizhegorod State University (1995). In his Ph.D. project, Dr. Nikolaev studied bifurcations in dynamical systems with finite symmetry groups. While at the Institute for Mathematical Problems in Biology, Pushchino, he developed mathematical approaches to a number of biological projects, including electrodiffusion transport, the synchronization of cell clocks, and local bifurcation analyzer (LocBif). In 1996-1997, he spent 18 months at the School of Biomedical Sciences, Leeds University, UK, working on theoretical and applied aspects of the nonlinear spirals waves. From 1999 to 2002, he worked for Integrated Genomics, Inc. (Chicago), where he developed MetaCell, a stoichiometric modeling database tool. He then joined the Department of Chemical Engineering, Penn State, where he developed flux and metabolite concentration genomewide coupling analysis. In 2005, Dr. Nikolaev moved to the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Cornell, where he developed computational bacterial whole-cell modeling frameworks (E.coli). Since May, 2007, Dr. Nikolaev has worked at the Department of Pathology, Anatomym and Cell Biology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, USA, where he develops large-scale mathematical models of signaling processes in neurohypertension. Dr. Nikolaev also holds an appointment of Adjunct Professor of mathematics and statistics at the Business School in the Center City of Philadelphia. Dr. Nikolaev has authored and coauthored 40 publications in Sbornik of Mathematics, The Journal of Theoretical Biology, IET Systems Biology, Biophysical Journal, Genome Research, Metabolic Engineering, and PNAS.
Biography Updated on 29 April 2010