Alexei Chemiakine, MS

Senior Technician/Lab Manager

Departments of Genetics & Development

Columbia University Medical Center

Biography

Born and raised in the Soviet Union, I graduated from St. Petersburg State University with a Master's Degree in biology. I worked at the Institute of Evolutionary Physiology and Biochemistry in St. Petersburg before moving to Italy, where I gained further experience working at the Department of Animal and Human Physiology at the University of Bologna. Later, I moved to the USA and worked at the Institute for Circadian Physiology in Cambridge, MA. After that, I entered the Graduate Program at the Department of Biological Sciences at Fordham University, Bronx, NY, and graduated with a second Master's Degree. Since 2002 I have been working at Columbia University Medical Center.

In my spare time, I enjoy reading, listening to music, watching movies, and spending time with my 10-year-old son. I love traveling, and it does not have to be far away from home; almost every weekend, I go to see some new place of interest. I study languages, play chess, and collect stamps.