Vladimir Krutovskikh was born in 1953 in Russia. In 1976, he earned the M.D. degree from the First Medical Institute of Pavlov in Leningrad. He then began his professional career as a Research Fellow in the field of experimental chemical carcinogenesis at the Cancer Research Center in Moscow, where he received the Ph.D. degree in 1980 and continued to pursue research on fundamental aspects of cancer cell biology. In 1988, he joined the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) as a scientist. His major research interest was the role of gap junction intercellular communication in carcinogenesis. In 1996, he was awarded a fellowship from the Japanese Foundation for Promotion of Cancer Research and thus spent 12 months at the National Center Research Institute in Tokyo. In 2005, he was conferred a Diploma of Doctor of Science (D.S.). His main research interests include cancer cell biology, with a particular accent on advanced cell microscopy, and recently, microRNA as a potential biomarker(s) of human cancer. He authored over 50 research articles, mostly in international, including peer-reviewed, journals, 13 scientific reviews, and 3 chapters in monographs. He is a Member of the American Association for Cancer Research and of the American Society of Call Biology.
Biography Updated on 7 December 2011