Raul Gainetdinov

World Class Expert in TAARs
In 1988 he graduated from the Russian State Medical University. Pirogov, Faculty of Medicine and Biology. After university, he worked at the Institute of Pharmacology of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences (Moscow), studied the problems of the psychopharmacology of the dopamine system, and in 1992 he defended his Ph.D. thesis in pharmacology. From 1996 to 2008, he conducted research at Duke University, NC, USA, where he was a postdoc, Assistant Research Professor and Associate Research Professor. From 2008 to 2016, he headed the laboratory at the Italian Institute of Technology, Genova, Italy. From 2013 to 2018 he was a professor at Skoltech, Moscow. Since 2013 Professor at St. Petersburg State University, since 2015 Director of the Institute of Translational Biomedicine at St. Petersburg State University.

Raul Gainetdinov works in the field of experimental pharmacology of brain diseases using genetically modified animals as models of human diseases such as schizophrenia, depression, Parkinson's disease and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children (ADHD). Advises a number of international pharmaceutical companies.

Author of more than 300 scientific articles (including publications in Science, Nature, Cell, PNAS) and 13 patents. His works have been cited more than 30,000 times (H-index 84). Since 2013, he has been the chairman of the nomenclature committee for dopamine receptors of the World Society of Pharmacologists IUPHAR.

In 2018-2020, he was included in the Web of Science (WOS) Highly Cited Researcher (HCR) list in the field of pharmacology and toxicology, which represents 0.1% of the most cited scientists in the world.

In 2023 he became a laureate of the national award in the field of future technologies "VYZOV" (Russia) in the category Scientist of the Year.

Konstantin Zakharov

Clinical Research Expert
In 2003 he graduated from the Military Medical Academy named after. CM. Kirov, Faculty of Training of Doctors for Ground and Missile Forces. Received additional education in the specialty “clinical pharmacology”. In 2019, he defended his dissertation for the degree of Candidate of Medical Sciences on the topic: “Clinical and laboratory characteristics of chronic viral hepatitis B: effective therapy and prevention.”

Founder / co-founder of the leading clinical center for conducting CTs in the Russian Federation (>250 CTs performed) and founder of a contract research organization with experience in the successful implementation of more than 15 projects over the past 3 years, including within the framework of Government contracts.

Kirill Onokhin

Expert in cytology, histology and immunology
In 2013, completed his master’s degree at St. Petersburg State University in the field of Cell Biology, Cytology, Histology, Immunology. In 2018, completed his postgraduate studies at St. Petersburg State University in Cellular and Molecular Biology. Certified in Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and Good Clinical Practice (GCP).

More than 10 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry.
The area of interest lies in the area of drug development, including both issues of pharmaceutical development and quality control methods, as well as the organization and conduct of preclinical and clinical studies.
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