Master of Science in Zoology with honors, Moscow State University, 1986. Postgraduate, Moscow State University, 1989.
Junior researcher Institute Marine Biology, Vladivostok, Russia, 1990—1991, senior researcher, 1991—1993, leading researcher, 1993—2003, deputy director, 2003—2005, director, since 2005. Director Academy Ecology, Marine Biology and Biotechnology Far East State University, Vladivostok, since 2005. Editor-in-chief, science journal & russian journal, marine biology Russian Academy of Sciences, Vladivostok, since 2005, academician, since 2006, vice chairman, Far East Branch, since 2008.
Married Irina Yurjevna Sazonova, April 19, 2002. 1 child Anna Adrianova.