Master of Science, Leningrad State University, 1972. Doctor of Philosophy, Institute Cytology, RAS, Leningrad, 1981.
Staff member institute Marine Biology, Vladivostok, 1972-1983. Visiting scientist Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1995-1997. Lead group of non coding DNA Institute Cytology, Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, since 1987.
Associate professor St. Petersburg State University, since 1993.
1 child, Ivan Matveev.