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human geneticist , researcher

Vaidutis Kucinskas, Lithuanian human geneticist, researcher. Geneticist in chief Ministry of Health Republican of Lithuania, since 1994. Member Lithuanian Society Human Genetics, American Society Human Genetics, European Society Human Genetics, International Association of Human Biologists, HUGO, New York Academy of Sciences.

Background

Kucinskas, Vaidutis was born on January 27, 1947 in Marijampole, Lithuania. Son of Konstantas and Aldona (Spurgaite) Kucinskas.

Education

Master of Science in Genetics, Vilnius (Lithuania) University, 1970. Master of Science in Mathematics, 1982. Doctor of Philosophy in Genetics, 1974.

Doctor of Philosophy in Genetics, Center of Medical Genetics, Moscow, 1987.

Career

Head Genetic Counselling Office Vilnius Republican Clinical Hospital, Lithuania, 1970-1977, Laboratory Medical Genetics Institute Exp. and Clinical Medicine, Vilnius, Lithuania, 1977-1985, Department Medical Genetics Institute Mother and Child Care, Vilnius, Lithuania, 1985-1990. Director Human Genetics Center Vilnius University, Lithuania, 1991-1994. Professor, director, since 1995.

Visiting scientist National Cancer Inst National Institutes of Health, 1992, University Umea, Sweden, 1993, Royal Society University College London, 1996.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Essentials of Human Genetics, 1993, Introduction into Human Population, 1994, Your and Your Genes, 1997.

Membership

Geneticist in chief Ministry of Health Republican of Lithuania, since 1994. Member Lithuanian Society Human Genetics, American Society Human Genetics, European Society Human Genetics, International Association of Human Biologists, HUGO, New York Academy of Sciences.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Mountain skiing, classical music.

Connections

Married Zita Ausrele Sarkinaite Kucinskiene, October 18, 1969.

father:
Konstantas Kucinskas

mother:
Aldona (Spurgaite) Kucinskas

spouse:
Zita Ausrele Sarkinaite Kucinskiene