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Education/Academic qualification

Medical Engineering and Medical Physics, PhD, Harvard University

… → 2001

Physics, MS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

… → 1998

Physics, MS, St. Petersburg Polytechnic Institute

… → 1996

Physics (Hons), BS, St. Petersburg Polytechnic Institute

… → 1994

Research interests

  • Physical genomics
  • Chromatin engineering
  • Cancer biomarkers
  • Superresolution nanoscopy
  • Computational genomics
  • Visible optical coherence tomography
  • New technologies for cancer diagnosis
  • New technologies for cancer therapeutics

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    Disordered chromatin packing regulates phenotypic plasticity

    Virk, R. K. A., Wu, W., Almassalha, L. M., Bauer, G. M., Li, Y., VanDerway, D., Frederick, J., Zhang, D., Eshein, A., Roy, H. K., Szleifer, I. & Backman, V., Jan 8 2020, In : Science Advances. 6, 2, eaax6232.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Dynamic Crowding Regulates Transcription

    Shim, A. R., Nap, R. J., Huang, K., Almassalha, L. M., Matusda, H., Backman, V. & Szleifer, I., May 5 2020, In : Biophysical Journal. 118, 9, p. 2117-2129 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Scopus citations

    Physical and data structure of 3D genome

    Huang, K., Li, Y., Shim, A. R., Virk, R. K. A., Agrawal, V., Eshein, A., Nap, R. J., Almassalha, L. M., Backman, V. & Szleifer, I., Jan 10 2020, In : Science Advances. 6, 2, eaay4055.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 1 Scopus citations
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