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Vitold E. Galkin , PhD

    • Title:
    • Assistant Professor

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    • Faculty

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    • My research will concentrate on the molecular mechanisms of polymerization of septin proteins which play essential roles in cell division and cellular morphogenesis and are implicated in many human diseases including cancer and neuropathies.

    • Office Location:
    • Lewis Hall

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    • Graduate Education:
    • MS, Saint-Petersburg Technological State, 1995

      PhD, Institute of Cytology, Russian Academy of Sciences in St. Petersburg, 1999

    • Postdoctoral Education:
    • University of Virginia, 2000 to 2006

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    • Fellowship
    • Research Interests:
    • My laboratory utilizes three dimensional electron microscopy to determine high resolution structures of large macromolecular complexes such as actin and septins that cannot be determined by more traditional methods such as crystallography and nuclear magnetic resonance.  Structural studies of actin have enormous significance in many aspects of human health, from cell motility in metastasis, to muscle contraction and rearrangements of the actin cytoskeleton during bacterial pathogenesis.  At EVMS my research will concentrate on the molecular mechanisms of polymerization of septin proteins which play essential roles in cell division and cellular morphogenesis and are implicated in many human diseases including cancer and neuropathies.

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    • Bio:
    • Assistant Professor, EVMS, 2013-current

      Research Assistant Professor, University of Virginia, 2009-2013

      Research Scientist, University of Virginia, 2006-2009