Director

Dr Alexandre (Sasha) Akoulitchev

MA (Oxon), PhD (UCL), FRSM

Sasha read mathematics, physics, chemistry, biochemistry and biophysics at PhysTech (Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology). In 1989, he was selected by the George Soros Foundation to study for a year at the University of Oxford along with 20 top Soviet graduate students. He then obtained his PhD in cell biology from University College London (with his research based at the Imperial Cancer Research Fund).  Sasha spent six years at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, NJ, USA as a research assistant funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Upon his return to England, Akoulitchev has established a research laboratory at the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology at Oxford University with funding from the Wellcome Trust.

He was a University Academic Fellow (Research Council UK) and a Senior Fellow of Exeter College, sponsored by Cancer Research UK, Wellcome Trust and the Medical Research Council. He now works with Chronos Therapeutics as Scientific Advisor and Oxford BioDynamics as Chief Scientific Officer. Sasha is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine.