Andrej Podlutsky has joined the Center for Alaska Native Health Research at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
Podlutsky, appointed as an associate professor of molecular biology, plans to study DNA repair in Alaska Native people and how it relates to cancer. Alaska Natives have high rates of cancer incidences and deaths and Podlutsky hopes his research will shed light on molecular mechanisms that defends against, or, predispose to cancer.
He did similar work with Hodgkin’s lymphoma patients at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute and Barshop Institute on Longevity and Aging Studies.
Podlutsky earn a Master’s of Science in molecular genetics at the Kharkov State University and a Ph.D in molecular biology, biophysics from the Institute Theoretical and Experimental Biophysics.
“Dr. Podlutsky brings a new level of research expertise to CANHR,” said Bert Boyer, CANHR’s director and also a molecular biologist. “We were impressed with his work in Texas and have confidence he’ll do great science on behalf of Alaska Native people.”
Andrej Podlutsky can be reached at 907-474-6759 or firstname.lastname@example.org