Research Team

Research Team


 

Yaw Akosah, PhD

Yaw Akosah, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow

Yaw obtained his M.S. in Molecular Biology from the Kazan Federal University, Russia in 2012. He worked as a lecturer of Pathophysiology at Valley View University, Ghana until 2017. He also worked concurrently as a Research Associate while pursuing a doctorate degree in Biological Science at the Kazan Federal University. His Ph.D dissertation focused on deciphering the molecular mechanisms of Avr-R gene interactions during tracheomycotic infections. Yaw joined Dr. Pavlov’s lab in January 2022 and currently investigates the mitochondrial permeability transition pore and the role of inorganic PolyP in its induction. 

Oleg Artemchuk, PhD

Oleg Artemchuk, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate

Dr. Artemchuk is a specialist in cell biology, with experience in Pharmaceutical chemistry and Biotechnology. He graduated with a Masters in Pharmacy from the National University of Pharmacy in Ukraine. He also has a Masters degree in Biomedical Engineering from TalTech and a PhD in Microbiology from the University of Tartu in Estonia.

Iaonnis Azoidis, MD, MSc

Ioannis Azoidis, MD, MSc
Postdoctoral Associate

Ioannis obtained his MD from the Stavropol State Medical University, Russia, 2016 and graduated with a MSc by research from the University of Reading, conducting research in the neuroregenerative potential of MSC derived extracellular vesicles, UK, 2017. He also conducted research for his PhD in University of Birmingham, UK related to the potential of extracellular vesicle mineralization, optimization and biomaterials applications. Ioannis has conducted research in the departments of Medical Genetics and Neurology as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Johns Hopkins Medicine using cutting edge techniques such as CRISPR editing, iPSC disease models, multielectrode array recordings of murine hippocampal slices, and investigation of mitochondrial complex1 dysfunction related metabolomics. Ioannis is currently a postdoctoral associate in the Pavlov lab, investigating the mitochondrial permeability transition pore with a focus in calcium signaling.