Doctor of Philosophy of Biology, Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics Academy of Sciences, 1978.
Research fellow, research scientist, Institute Molecular Biology, Moscow, 1974-1987; senior research scientist, Institute General Genetics, Moscow, 1987-1991; assistant research professor, U. Tennessee, Knoxville, 1991-1994; assistant research professor, University of Illinois, Chicago, since 1994.
Member International Society Plant Molecular Biology.
Married Irene E. Vinokurova, May 21, 1971. Children: Daniel, Artemy.