Director of the DNA Damage and Toxicology Core Center
University of Arkansas
Alexei Basnakian received his PhD and DSc degrees from the Russian Academy of Medical Science, both in the field of DNA-degrading enzymes. He had postdoctoral trainings in molecular biology at the Harvard Medical School and in toxicology/cancer research at the National Center for Toxicological Research/U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Dr. Basnakian is a tenured Professor at the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, and Director of the DNA Damage and Toxicology Core Center at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, and Research Career Scientist at the Veterans Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA. He is an author of 86 peer-reviewed papers and 14 reviews or book chapters. Dr. Basnakian is an Editorial Board member of several biomedical journals, and a member of NIH, AHA and VA grant study sections. His research interests are in DNases/endonucleases and DNA damage associated with toxicity, anti-cancer therapy, tissue injury and cell death.
DNases/endonucleases and DNA damage associated with toxicity, anti-cancer therapy, tissue injury and cell death.