Pavel Kraikivski

Research Scientist Department of Biological Sciences Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA 24061-0406 Email: Tel: 540-231-6398 Fax: 540-231-9307

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Research Pages: Tyson Lab

Current Research Interests


Ph.D. 2005 Max-Planck Institute for Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam University, Germany, Biophysics.
M.S. 2002 Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute, Saint Petersburg State Polytechnical University, Russia, Physics.
B.S. 2000 Saint Petersburg State Polytechnical University, Russia, Physics.

Professional Experience

2011 - Present Research Faculty, Department of Biological Sciences, Virginia Tech. Cell cycle control, (Prof. John Tyson lab).
2006 - 2011 Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Cell Analysis and Modeling, Department of Cell Biology, University of Connecticut Health Center. Biological pathway quantification, intracellular transport, kinetics of actin dendritic nucleation, cell motility, Cytoskeletal Filaments, actin bundling, diffusion in crowded cytoplasm, and contribution to VCell development. (Prof. L.M. Loew laboratory, Prof. B.M. Slepchenko, and Prof. V. Rodionov).
2002 - 2006 Ph.D. Candidate. Max-Planck Institute for Colloids and Interfaces, Germany. Semiflexible polymers adsorbed on structured substrates. Collective ilament dynamics in motility assays for motor proteins. Short- and long- working distance optical trappings. (Prof. R. Lipowsky, Prof. Jan Kierfeld and Dr. R. Dimova).
1999 - 2002 Research Technician. Institute for Analytical Instrumentation Russian Academy of Science, Russia. Electrospray ionization mass spectrometry, optical emission spectroscopy. (Prof. L.N. Gall laboratory).
1997 - 2002 Research Technician. Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and St.-Petersburg State Technical University, Russia. Glassy chalcogenide semiconductors, electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy. (Prof. K. D. Tsendin and Prof. K.F. Shtel’makh laboratories).
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