Yurij Ionov was born in Russia in 1961. He received his M.S. degree in biophysics from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Moscow, Russia in 1984. He received his Ph.D. degree in molecular biology from the Institute of Genetics and Selection of Industrial Microorganisms, Moscow, Russia in 1991. He started his postdoctoral training at California Institute of Biological Research, Calif, USA in 1992 where he made his contribution to the seminal discovery of microsatellite instability in colorectal cancer. He then worked on delineating cancer pathways underlaid by microsatellite instability as a Research Associate at the Burnham Institute, Fla, USA. In 2001, he joined the Roswell Park Cancer Institute as an Affiliate Member to work on identifying novel tumor suppressor genes. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor of oncology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Ny, USA. He works on the development and application of high-throughput methods for identifying cancer-related genes.
Biography Updated on 16 January 2011