Detailed curriculum vitae available upon request [link].


  • 2010 - 2013: PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience. The University of Cambridge, Medical Research Council Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, United Kingdom. Supervisors: Professor Friedemann Pulvermüller and Professor Yury Shtyrov.
      • Awarded a full scholarship from the Gates Cambridge Trust.
      • Awarded Pressland Fund Scholarship.
  • 2008 - 2010: Research MA in Neurolinguistics and Models of Grammar. The University of Groningen, Netherlands. Supervisors: Dr. Laurie Stowe and Dr. Angeliek van Hout.
      • Awarded a full scholarship from the Dutch government - Huygens Excellence Scholarship.
      • Awarded Groningen University Fund Scholarship.
      • Graduated with honours.
  • 2002 - 2007: BA / MA in Linguistics, Interpreting and Translating (Russian/English/French). The Far Eastern University of Humanities, Khabarovsk, Russia.
      • Awarded Russian State Scholarship (merit based).
      • Graduated with honours.
  • 1992 - 2002: School No. 16, Komsomolsk-na-Amure, Russia.
      • Awarded a golden medal for academic excellence.


  • 04/2016 - present: Senior Postdoctoral Fellow, Clinical Cognitive Neuroscience Lab, The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Australia.

  • 02/2016 - 03/2016: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Brain and Language Lab, University of Geneva, Switzerland.

  • 2014 - 2016: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School, USA.

  • 2013: Researcher, Medical Resarch Council Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Department of Psychology, The University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.
      • Awarded a grant from the Cambridge University Grindley Fund to undertake a short research project.
  • 2013: Natural Science Tripos Part II Supervisor, The University of Cambridge, UK. Supervision, essay marking and teaching of the course "Language, Mind and Brain".

  • 2009 - 2010: Intern, Laboratoire de Sciences Cognitives et Psycholinguistique, Paris, France.

  • 2007 - 2008: Teacher of English, 'Denis' School', private school of foreign languages, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.

  • 2003 - 2007: Teacher of English and French, 'Rise School', private school of foreign langauges, Khabarovsk, Russia.