Associate Professor
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX, US
Associate Professor
Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX
Faculty Associate
Huffington Center on Aging
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX
Faculty Research Member
Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center
Baylor College of Medicine


Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Karolinska Institutet
Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine
PhD from Institute Of General Pathology
MD from Moscow Medical Institute

Honors & Awards

Editorial Board Member
"CELLS”, an international journal of cell biology, molecular biology, and biophysics (ISSN 2073-4409), Basel, Switzerland
Ranked 23rd
Individual Primary Investigator Rank Nationwide in NIH-funded Neurosurgery Research (2014) by Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research (BRIMR.ORG)

Professional Interests

  • Apoptosis and DNA damage
  • FRET probes, molecular machines

Selected Publications


Society for Neuroscience
American Chemical Society
American Society for Cell Biology
The Royal Society of Medicine, UK
New York Academy of Sciences


FRET probes for analysis of serpin-mediated apoptosis in focal brain ischemia
- #R01 NS082553
Grant funding from NIH/NINDS
AMPV-topoisomerase assay for comprehensive assessment of efferocytosis in tissue sections
- #R21 AR066931
Grant funding from NIH
Apoptosis driven by elastase inhibitor: new approach to detection and study
- #R21 CA178365
Grant funding from NIH/NCI

Intellectual Property

Assay for Detection of Apoptotic Cells in situ
Assay for Detecting Apoptotic Cells
Vaccinia Topoisomerase I-Based Assay for Detection of Specific DNA Breaks