Students Academic Mobility stories


The Life Sciences educational program supports Masters and PhD students academic mobility both inside and outside Russia. Academic mobility research is performed as part of thesis research and is carried under the supervision of Skoltech faculty and co-supervision by the academic mobility host. Some examples of academic mobility placements and projects are listed below.

United StatesAustriaCanadaFranceGermanyJapanItalyIsraelLithuaniaNetherlandsSwedenUnited Kindom
Aleksandra Galitsyna, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Maria Vlasenok, University of North Dakota
Bogdan Kirillov, National Center of Biotechnological Information
Aleksandr Kirillov, Texas A&M University
Sergei Bogomolov, Rutgers University | The State University of New Jersey
Ivan Fedorov, Montana State University.
Olga Isaeva, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Stepan Ovchinnikov, University of Illinois
Dominique Leboeuf, MIT
Anna Shiriaeva, Rutgers University
Kseniia Safina, Mount Sinai Health System
Sergei Smirnov, Texas A&M University
My scientific work is devoted to studying  the  bacterial defense system which functions by the principle of self—non-self discrimination. We can compare it to the innate immunity  in eukaryotic cells. Its action is based on the activity of two enzymes. The first  enzyme is called  methyltransferase and it  modifies the self DNA, while the second one is restriction endonuclease, that cleaves the non-methylated foreign DNA.

Particularly, we are trying to estimate how the concentration ratio  of these enzymes affects the level of protection against phages.

At Dr. Zeng lab of A&M University I have a unique opportunity to study the degradation of phage DNA in bacteria cells under the action of restriction endonuclease using the fluorescence microscopy.

Everybody in Texas and in  the lab are very friendly and ready to help. Texas A&M University’s buildings are surrounded by trees and squirrels run around the campus, you feel like walking in the park. On Christmas Eve, the small residential areas around the university look very nice. The whole atmosphere is calm and allowing you to focus on your work.

Marina Makharova, Research Institute of Molecular Pathology
Anastasia Stolyarova, Institute of Science and Technology
Artem Isaev, University of Toronto
Anton Shkaruta, University Paris-Saclay
Karyna Karneyeva, Institute of Pasteur
Eldar Yagmurov, Laboratoire d'Ingénierie des Systèmes Biologiques et des Procédés
Dmitrii Travin, Gif-sur-Yvette
Tinashe Prince, Universität Hamburg
Svetlana Khorkova, Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine
Nurislam Shaikhutdinov, National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences of Tsukuba
Aleksandr Popov, RIKEN
Philipp Sergeev, University of Perugia
Valeriia Mitsurova, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Alena Drobiazko, Department of Protein
Anastasiia Stepanova, Wageningen University & Research
Kulash Zhumadilova, Maastricht University
Matvey Kolesnik, Delft University of Technology
Igor Kramarev, Karolinska Institute
Aleksei Samolygo, St Andrews University
Elena Kurilovich, Environment and Sustainability Institute