Ph.D., Institute of Cytology and Genetics, Novosibirsk, Russia
M.S., Biology, Novosibirsk State University, RussiaLanguages Spoken: Russian
Dr. Denis Voronin obtained his Ph.D. in 2005 from the Institute of Cytology and Genetics in Novosibirsk, Russia. He was then recruited as a postdoctoral researcher for a multi-laboratory project “EndoSymArt” supported by Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) at the University of Lyon I, France. In 2009, Denis joined the Anti-Wolbachia International Consortium, headed by Professor Mark Taylor, as a senior postdoctoral researcher at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine where he worked on alternative approaches to eliminate Wolbachia, an essential endosymbiont of filarial nematodes. In collaboration with Dr. Taylor, he obtained a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Explorations grant to use Brugia malayi’s own intracellular defense to kill the endosymbiont. The project encouraged the use of alternatives for new anti-filarial treatment strategies. In 2014 he joined the New York Blood Center where he started the Cellular Microbiology Research Program. In May 2020, Dr. Voronin joined NIAID’s Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases, Systems Genomics Section as a Staff Scientist.