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Aleksei Mikhalchenko

PhD Thesis Defense

Candidate: Alexey Mikhalchenko
Date of Thesis Defense: October 23, 2018, 10:00
PhD Program: Life Sciences
Thesis Title: Comparative Biology of Aging through the Lens of Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells
Professor Philipp Khaitovich, Skoltech
Vadim Gladyshev, Harvard Medical School
Room 408
Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology
Skolkovo Innovation Center, Building 3
Moscow 143026

PhD Defense Jury Reports:



Professor Olga Dontsova, Skoltech (Chairman): report
Assistant Professor Georgii Bazykin, Skoltech: report
Associate Professor Petr Sergiev, Skoltech: report
Professor Mikhail Gelfand, Skoltech: report

Professor Vera Gorbunova, University of Rochester, USA: report
Professor Brian Kennedy, Buck Institute for Research on Aging, USA: report
Professor Dario Riccardo Valenzano, Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing, Germany: report

Thesis Changes Log

Thesis Defense Outcome:

The thesis is accepted “as is.” The candidate is awarded the Skoltech PhD degree.

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