Chief Academic Board

Professor Dr Sergey Znoyko

Professor Dr Sergey Znoyko is a professional scientist in the bio-medical field graduated from Moscow Medical University Theraputic Faculty. He started his scientific work by joining Cell Transplantology Lab. at the Institute of Transplantology and Artificial Organs (Moscow, Russia). He worked on the project of treatment of diabetes with

pig, human and rabbit Islet cell culture transplantation (injection). His further interest in the possibility of expending Human cell in culture for treatment led him to the Regeneration Problem Laboratory at the Institute of evelopmental Biology Russian Academy of Science. He entered PhD program on the growth stimulating potential of different Growth Factors to restore regeneration capacity of limb and eye tissues in lower vertebrates. After his PhD defence my interest shifted toward genetic control of regeneration capacity.

In 1999, he was invited to the Ophthalmology Department of Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) to the Lab. headed by Dr J-X Ma https://www.oumedicine.com/physiology/departmentinformation/faculty/jian-xing-ma) and Dr. R. Crouch. He studied RPE65 protein and its role in Retinitis Pigmentosa. He investigated Salamander and other vertebrates (rabbit, chick, mouse and frog) opsins and signal transduction from photoreceptors to the other retinal cells. Then he moved to A. Wessel lab.(MUSC) for one year where he studied developmental fate of pericardium cells in vivo (chick embryo) and in vitro. After that I moved to Rheumatology Dept.(MUSC) where he studied endothelial cell and fibroblasts in human and mice normal and fibrotic lung and skin tissues. He completed rotation in endocrinology cell culture block to refresh my knowledge of diabetes treatment with Islet cell transplants. He became familiar with medical procedure of pancreatic cell suspension auto transplantation at the MUSC.

In 2010, he moved to Russia and work at the Moscow State University as a researcher on the regeneration area. In 2013, he joined Biofotonics Lab. team at the General Physics Institute R.A.S. to make use of magnetic nanoparticles for the medical applications. In this laboratory, he had several students who were doing their thesis on the said topic. His scientific interest was always in the process of cell differentiation. It is particularly of interest to him on how cell can change differentiation (transdifferentiate) during normal development or during disease progression. Stem cell and their fate is another object of his interest.