Aleksei Aksimentiev

Professor, Physics

Aleksei Aksimentiev, PhD, received his master's degree in physics from the Ivan Franko Lviv State University, Lviv, Ukraine, and his PhD in chemistry from the Institute of Physical Chemistry, Warsaw, Poland. After a brief postdoctoral training at Mitsui Chemicals, Japan, he joined the University of Illinois as a postdoctoral research associate and became a faculty member of the Physics Department in 2005.  Aksimentiev is currently a professor of physics, and his research explores nanopore systems for DNA, RNA and protein sequencing and cancer biomarker detection, self-assembled DNA systems for drug delivery and other therapeutics applications, epigenetic regulation of chromatin structure, and molecular mechanisms of DNA replication and repair.

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