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

Biochemistry, Cell, Molecular & Developmental Biology, Neuroscience, Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics


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

Danish Saleh, MD, PhD Student in Neuroscience  Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page
Xuzhong Yang, MS Student in Pharmacology & Drug Development Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page

Apply for 2017 Admission


The priority application deadline for PhD programs is December 1, 2016.