Master of Science in Cytology and Genetics, Novosibirsk State University, 1983. Doctor of Philosophy in Biophysics, Institute Biophysics Krasnoyarsk, 1990. Doctor of Medicine in Tumor Biology, Karolinska Institute, 1995.
Researcher Institute Biophysics, Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, 1984-1990. Senior researcher Institute Cytology and Genetics, Novosibirsk, since 1991. Invited researcher Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, since 1995.
Married Marina Mikitinskaia. Children: Ksenya, Alexandra.