Current Research and Scholarly Interests
I have always been passionate about biology and curious about the physical mechanisms that underlie biological functions. I received an MS in Biophysics from the Physics Department of Moscow State University, and then a PhD in Computational Chemistry from the Chemistry Department of the University of Southern California. With my background in physics and experience in protein simulations I have decided to switch into the field of human genetics, as I am very excited about its application to human health and personalized medicine. I joined the group of Carlos Bustamante in September 2013 and am currently working on the Clinical Genome project, where I am trying to improve methods for variant assessment using information about protein structure.