Master of Science, Novosibirsk (Russia) State University, 1974. Doctor of Philosophy, Institute Gytology and Genetics, Novosibirsk, 1982.
Junior research associate, Institute Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Novosibirsk, 1974-1976; junior research associate, Institute Molecular Biology, Novosibirsk, 1976-1982; senior research associate, Institute Molecular Biology, Novosibirsk, 1983-1989; lead research associate, Institute Bioactive Substances, Novosibirsk, 1990-1992; research associate, Boston University, 1992-1993; visiting research associate Institute Molecular Biophysics,, Florida State University, Tallahassee, since 1993.
Member American Crystallographic Association.
Married Evgenia Kazantsev, March 22, 1973 (divorced September 1980). 1 child, Anton; married Irene A. Davidovich, June 26, 1981. Children: Mikhail Davidovich, Maria.