Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Diploma of Higher Education (MS), Zoology and Genetics, Moscow State University, USSR, 1978 Candidate of Biology (Ph.D.), Evolutionary Genetics, Pushchino Research Center of the Russia Academy of Science, Pushchino, USSR, 1984
Using computing power to investigate some of the most difficult questions of evolutionary biology, such as how natural selection works at the level of individual proteins and amino acids, and why so many species rely on sexual reproduction. Using computers to compare large bodies of raw biological data from many species, Professor Kondrashov is able to see evolutionary differences through long stretches of biological history. Some of this work relates to human mutations and comparisons between our species and other mammals.