Alexei Degterev, PhD


Associate Professor of Developmental, Molecular & Chemical Biology



BS, Chemistry, Moscow State University
MS, Biochemistry, Moscow State University
PhD, Biochemistry, Boston University
Postdoctoral Training, Harvard Medical School


Campus: Boston
Office: M&V716B
Laboratory: Arnold 709

Contact Information

Office Phone: 617-636-0491
Lab Phone: 617-636-0495
E-mail   Send an e-mail


Research Web Site  Lab Research Page
Recent Publications  Abstract in PubMed

Graduate Programs

Cell, Molecular & Developmental Biology, Neuroscience, Pharmacology


Research Synopsis

Processes of regulated cell death play key roles in the normal functioning of the organism and in multiple pathologies. My lab is focusing on the characterization of the basic mechanisms of cell death. We are particularly interested in understanding the mechanisms of cell death occurring in a wide range of human pathologies, including stroke, brain trauma and septic shock. In our studies, we use a combination of chemical biology, cell biology and biochemistry approaches. We hope that our studies will not only produce exciting new insights into the cellular regulatory networks controlling cell death, but also provide novel therapeutic agents to target cell death associated with human pathologies.


Lab Members

Bing Dai, MS Student in Pharmacology & Drug Development Send an e-mail Lab Research Page
Kerem Gurol, MS Student in Pharmacology & Drug Development Send an e-mail Lab Research Page

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The priority application deadlines are as follows:

December 1: Basic Science Division PhD Programs

February 15: Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences

March 31: Post-Baccalaureate Research Program

May 1: Clinical & Translational Science, MS in Pharmacology & Drug Development

June 15: Online Certificate in Fundamentals of Clinical Care Research