1975 – MD (graduated with honors), Yerevan Medical Institute, Armenia (USSR)
1980 – PhD (biochemistry), Yerevan State University, Armenia (USSR)
2002- PhD (cell and molecular biology), Karolinska Institute (KI), Stockholm, Sweden
2007 – Associate professor of cell and molecular biology, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden.
2006 – present Section of Pharmacogenetics, Institute for Pharmacology and Physiology, Karolinska Institute. Researcher, senior scientist, Associate Professor.
1997-2005 Division of Molecular Toxicology, Institute for Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institute. Researcher.
1991-1997 Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, Karolinska Institute. Guest researcher, researcher.
1988 – 1989 Department of Biochemistry, University of Bergen, Norway. Guest researcher.
1975 – 1991 Department of Biochemistry, Yerevan Medical Institute, Armenia. Junior, senior researcher, assistant professor.
Author of 54 research and review articles in peer-reviewed international journals with impact factors ranging from three to 16 in the fields of biochemistry, molecular and cell biology, genetics, pharmacology, toxicology.
- Appointed as a member of examination board for a number of PhD dissertations at Karolinska Institute (2004-2013)
- Has been elected on a number of occasions as a PhD study half-time control seminar committee member at Karolinska Institute (2000-2013)
- Scientific reviewer for a number of international peer-reviewed journals (Journal of Cell Sciences,, Cancer Research, Biotechnique, Pharmacogenetics, Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Experimental Cell Research, Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry, Gene, Endocrinology, Human Molecular Genetics, PLOS), Chem-Phys Interactions.
- Reviewer of the international scientific projects (Dutch Research Council).
Graduate and post-graduate level
1987-2014 Yerevan Medical Institute/Karolinska Institute
Main supervisor of three PhD students, co-supervisor of 12 PhD students (9 successful defenses up to date)
Supervisor of postdoctoral fellows (4).
National and international recognition
Honorary doctor in Biochemistry of Yerevan Medical Institute, Armenia (2005)