Vladimir Molchanov

About Vladimir Molchanov

  • Vladimir Molchanov

    Undergraduate university: Saint Petersburg Chemical and Pharmaceutical University (B.Sc. in Biotechnology)
  • Thesis: Engineering stem cells to treat osteoarthritis
  • Mentor: Tao Yang, Ph.D.
  • Experience: While earning his bachelor’s degree Vladimir worked for 2 years at Pasteur Institute (Saint Petersburg) as a research technician in the lab of Prof. Olga Narvskaya, where he studied molecular epidemiology of Mycobacterium genus. On his third year of studies Vladimir was awarded Undergraduate Research Fellowship from California Institute of Technology to work in the laboratory of Prof. Paul Sternberg aiming to reveal the effects of the chd-7 autism-associated mutations on the β-catenin signaling pathway through a combination of developmental and transcriptomic phenotypes.
  • Hometown: Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • Hobbies: Hiking, windsurfing, cycling, drumming, swimming


Liu Y, Molchanov V, Yang T. 2021. Enzymatic machinery of ubiquitin and ubiquitin-like modification systems in chondrocyte homeostasis and osteoarthritis. Curr Rheumatol Rep 23:62.