Master of Science in Physics and Engineering (honorary), Ural State Technological University, Ekaterinburg, Russia, 1984. Master of Science in Cell Biology, Moscow State University, 1988. Doctor of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, 1989.
Research scientist Vavilov Institute of General Genetics, Moscow, 1989—1992. Senior staff scientist Engelhardt Institute of Molecular Biology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, since 1992.
Member of Russian Biochemical Society (associate).
Married Olga Mikhailovna Syomina, April 30, 1959. 1 child Vasiliy Borisovich.