Master of Science in Genetics, St. Petersburg State University, 1980; postgraduate, Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute, 1987-1990; Doctor of Philosophy in Genetics, St. Petersburg State University, 1992.
Research associate St. Petersburg State University, 1980-1987. Assistant professor St. Petersburg Pediatric Medical Institute, 1990-1994. Visiting scientist University Turku, Finland, 1994.
Postdoctoral fellow Lawrence Livermore (California) National Laboratory, 1994-1996. Scientist Chiron Corporation, Emeryville, California, since 1996.
Married Viktor Borisovich Agranatou, August 17, 1991 (divorced August 1996).