Diploma in Microbiology, University Latvia, Riga, 1994. Master of Science, University Latvia, Riga, 1996.
Assistant department leucozology Riga Medicine Institute, 1987—1988. Assistant department phytopathology Latvian State Center Plant Protection, 1988—1989. Assistant department wood materials Latvian State Institute Wood Chemistry, 1994—2001, researcher, since 2001.
Member of European Mycological Association, Latvian Mycological Society (board member 2002-2007), Latvian Microbiology Society, International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation Society (Poster prize 2003).