Dr Konstanin Chumakov


Associate Director for Research


Dr. Konstantin Chumakov is a graduate of Moscow State University (1973) and holds a PhD degree in virology (1979) and Doctor of Sciences degree in molecular biology (1987) from the same university. In 1973-1987 he was a Research Scientist at the Laboratory of Molecular Biology and Bioorganic Chemistry of Moscow State University. From 1987 to 1989 he was Chief of the Laboratory of Bacterial Genetics at the Institute of Microbiology of the Soviet Academy of Sciences in Moscow. In 1989 he moved to the US Food and Drugs Administration Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research where he is a Principal Investigator and Laboratory Chief in the Division of Viral Products. Since 2008 he serves as Associate Director for Research at the FDA Office of Vaccines Research and Review. He is also an Adjunct Professor at George Washington University and the University of Maryland, and the Director of the Global Virus Network Center of Excellence. He is an advisor to the World Health Organization and a member of WHO Polio Research Committee. His scientific interests are in poliovirus biology and bioinformatics, as well as creation of molecular methods for evaluation and quality control of vaccines and other biological products.