Oleg N. Suslov, PhD
- Gene Expression Profiling
- RNA Amplification from a Single Cell
Oleg N. Suslov, Ph.D. was born in Vilnius, Lithuania.
He earned his bachelor’s degree and subsequently an MS degree in biology in 1985 from the Department of Biology, Byelorussian State University at Minsk, Belarus.
From 1985 he worked as a Research Assistant at the Institute of Bio-organic Chemistry, Byelorussian Academy of Sciences; Minsk, progressing there in 1987 to Junior Research Scientist where he worked in development of radioimmunoassay kits for biologically active substances (estradiol and testosterone) detection.
In 1989 he became a Ph.D. research scholar in the Laboratory of Proteins of Light-Sensitive Systems, Shemyakin-Ovchinnikov Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia. There he worked with the structure – function relation of proteins involved in visual transduction in vertebrates, screening of cDNA library of bovine retina and cloning and sequencing of cDNA of recoverin and guanylate kinase from bovine retina. He earned his Ph.D. in 1993, for which his thesis was entitled “Cloning and Expression of Calcium Binding Protein P26 from Bovine Retinal Photoreceptor Cells.” Thus he became a Research Fellow and continued working at the institute until 1995 with “the molecular genetic studies of cyclic GMP phosphodiesterases (PDEs) from human retina.
After moving the United States in 1995 he became a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Department of Biochemistry, University of Illinois at Chicago, Illinois where he studied the molecular mechanism by which the transcription factors of the E2F family and the Rb tumor suppressor protein control expressions of genes involved in cell-proliferation and regulate the cell cycle.
From 1997 until 2001 he worked as a Research Associate, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, University of Tennessee, Memphis, in the study of neural stem and progenitor cells.
From 2001 he has worked as a Scientist at University of Florida, Gainesville. His fields of research are in Gene expression profiling using cDNA panel from neural stem/progenitor cells and human gliomas and the development of the method of RNA amplification from a single cell.