Advisory Board

Dr. Elena G. Pasyukova

Elena G. Pasyukova, Ph.D., DSc is Head of the Laboratory of Genome Variation at the Institute of Molecular Genetics, Russian Academy of Sciences.
Elena was born in Moscow, Russia in 1954. Her research interests comprise genetics of aging and longevity, genetics of quantitative traits, molecular polymorphism in natural populations, and regulation of gene expression. She earned her MSc Degree in genetics from Moscow State University in 1977, and her Ph.D. and DSc degrees in genetics from Institute of Molecular Genetics, Moscow in 1986 and 1999, respectively.
Since 1979, she has had a permanent position in the Institute of Molecular Genetics of Russian Academy of Sciences. Since 2006, she has been giving a course of lectures in Population Genetics at the Department of Genetics of the Biological Faculty of Moscow State University.
During 1991–2005, Elena worked as a Visiting Scientist in the Laboratory of Biology, Genetics, and Biometry URA243, University Lyon 1, France; at the Department of Biochemistry, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London, U.K.; and at the Department of Genetics, North Carolina State University, USA.
In 2002, Elena was given the State Award of Russian Federation in Science and Technology.
Her papers include Sex-specific quantitative trait loci affecting longevity in Drosophila melanogaster, Dopa decarboxylase (Ddc) affects variation in Drosophila longevity, Accumulation of transposable elements in laboratory lines of Drosophila melanogaster, Shuttle craft: a candidate quantitative trait gene for Drosophila lifespan, Quantitative Genetic Analysis of copia Retrotransposon Activity in Inbred Drosophila melanogaster Lines, and A Naturally Occurring Polymorphism at Drosophila melanogaster Lim3 Locus, a Homolog of Human LHX3/4, Affects Lim3 Transcription and Fly Lifespan.