Meet UNMC Distinguished Scientist Youri Pavlov, Ph.D.

UNMC researcher Youri Pavlov, Ph.D., answers questions about his work, life and interests.

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Youri Pavlov, Ph.D.
NOTE: This profile is part of a series highlighting the 24 researchers who will be honored at a May 2 ceremony for UNMC's 2010 Scientist Laureate, Distinguished Scientist and New Investigator award recipients.

  • Name: Youri Pavlov, Ph.D.
  • Title: Associate professor in the Eppley Institute
  • Joined UNMC: November 2003
  • Hometown: Leningrad (now Saint-Petersburg), Russia

Describe your research in laymen's terms.

I study the processes of accurate transmission of genetic information from cell to cell.

How does your research contribute to science and/or health care?

Defects in the process of transmission of genetic information causes cancer, neurodegeneration and birth defects.

Name someone at UNMC who provides vital contributions to your success and briefly describe how they help you.

Drs. Tahor Tahirov and Gloria Borgstahl determine crystall structure of proteins involved on heredity. This allows for understanding of their mechanisms at atomic level.

List three things few people know about you.

  • I am good with students;
  • I am a North Carolina basketball fan; and
  • I like airplanes.


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Mike Gleason
April 19, 2011 at 11:43 AM

Priviet, Youri! Doe-bray job, tavarisch.