Andrey Parkhitko, Ph.D.
I received my Ph.D. from the Russian State Medical University (Moscow). Under the exchange program I performed my graduate studies at Dr. Henske’s laboratory in Fox Chase Cancer Center (Philadelphia) and Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School (Boston). During my graduate studies I was investigating the role of autophagy and altered metabolism in the pathogenesis and treatment of Tuberous Sclerosis and Lymphangioleiomyomatosis. Currently, I am interested in the using tumor models in Drosophilafor the search of new modulators of tumorigenesis. I am also interested in the studying the metabolic alterations and their potential targeting during aging.