Yuri B. Lebedev

M.M. Shemyakin and Yu.A. Ovchinnikov Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Russia

Yuri B. Lebedev was born in Vladivostok, Russia, in 1956. He was graduated from the Biological Department of Moscow State University in 1978. Since 1983, Lebedev works with the scientific stuff of Shemyakin-Ovchinnikov Institute RAS (SIOBC), Moscow, Russia. In 1987, he had defended his Ph.D. thesis in molecular oncology at SIOBC. He also worked as a Visiting Scientist in Dana-Farber Lab at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA from 1988 to 1989. As he had returned to SIOBC in 1990, Lebedev took the lead of a junior research group focusing on functional genomics: transcribed sequences mapping along human chromosomes and retroelement impact on human genome evolution and functioning. He was admitted to HUGO Membership in 1996 and had a Laureate of Alexander Baev Award from the National Genome Program in 1997. In 2004, he received the D.S. degree. Since 2005, Lebedev is the Head of the Laboratory of Comparative and Functional Genomics at Shemyakin-Ovchinnikov Institute. His current research interests embrace mainly mammalian genome evolution, human gene regulatory network on adaptive immunity, genetic basis of autoimmune diseases and blood cancer, and related fields of molecular biology.

Biography Updated on 4 October 2011

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