Svetlana Avdulov, PhD

Lab Manager, Division of Molecular Medicine

Svetlana Avdulov

Contact Info

Lab Phone 612-626-4540

Mailing Address:
Molecular Medicine Division
MMC 485 Mayo
8485 (Campus Delivery Code)
420 Delaware
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Lab Address:
Molecular Medicine Lab
Molecular and Cellular Biology Bldg (MCB)
420 Washington Avenue SE, Suite 5-148
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0372

Administrative Phone

Phd, Pharmacology Institute, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Moscow, Russia

MS, Biochemistry and Biophysics from the 2nd Moscow Medical Pirogov Academy, Moscow, Russia


Dr. Svetlana Avdulov is a Research Associate and a Laboratory Manager in Dr. Peter Igarashi’s Laboratory. She received her PhD in Pharmacology in the Pharmacology Institute, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Moscow, Russia. She received her M. Sc. Degree in Biochemistry and Biophysics from the 2nd Moscow Medical Pirogov Academy, Moscow, Russia. Dr.Avdulov is working at the University of Minnesota for over 20 years. She is an expert in a variety of biochemical and molecular biological methods, cell biology and transgenic lines of mice. She worked with genetics of alcohol and drug addictions, Alzheimer’s disease and breast cancer. Currently her research interests are in the field of polycystic kidney disease.



  • Avdulov S, Herrera J, Smith K, Peterson M, Gomez-Garcia JR, Beadnell TC, Schwertfeger KL, Benyumov AO, Manivel JC, Li S, Bielinsky AK, Yee D, Bitterman PB, Polunovsky VA. eIF4E threshold levels differ in governing normal and neoplastic expansion of mammary stem and luminal progenitor cells. Cancer Res. (2015) 75(4):687-97.
  • Avdulov S, Li S, Michalek V, Burrichter D, Peterson M, Perlman DM, Manivel JC, Sonenberg N, Yee D, Bitterman PB, Polunovsky VA. Activation of translation complex eIF4F is essential for the genesis and maintenance of the malignant phenotype in human mammary epithelial cells. Cancer Cell. (2004) 5(6): 553-63.
  • Avdulov NA, Chochina SV, Igbavboa U, Warden CS, Vassiliev AV, Wood WG. Lipid binding to amyloid beta-peptide aggregates: preferential binding of cholesterol as compared with phosphatidylcholine and fatty acids. J Neurochem. (1997) 69(4): 1746-52.
  • Avdulov NA, Chochina SV, Daragan VA, Schroeder F, Mayo KH, Wood WG. Direct binding of ethanol to bovine serum albumin: a fluorescent and 13C NMR multiplet relaxation study. Biochemistry. (1996) 35(1): 340-7.
  • Chochina SV, ChistyakovVV, Maiskyi AI. Dynamics of cytochrome P-450 content in the liver of mice from congenic resistant strains during chronic alcohol consumption. Bull. Exp. Bio. Med. 1984, v.94, pp.685-687.
  • S.V.Chochina, A.I.Maiskyi. Major histocompatibility system of the mouse (H-2) and reaction of the organism to ethanol. Bull. Exp. BioI. Med., 1982, v.92, pp.55-57.