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Alexey Rakov, MD, PhD, Senior Researcher

* Despite lack of funding from the institution, he is widely-recognized as one of the best Salmonella researchers in Russia.

* Highly skilled senior professional with extensive academic (>15 years) experience in molecular microbiology and epidemiology, excellent analytical and communication skills.

* Performed molecular cloning, ELISA, bacterial cultures, mammalian cell cultures and banking; analyzed gene expression by RT-PCR, qPCR, Western blotting; analyzed DNA by sequencing, MLST, MLVA, PFGE, RFLP, PCR, plasmid profiles, etc.

* Designed pipelines and workflows for genome assembling, annotation, analysis of pangenome, metagenome, resistome, plasmidome, etc.

* Authored 35 papers, more than 100 meeting abstracts, 2 manuals, and 10 registered databases (See Publications)

* Get in touch via email for more information about me.

* For my PhD I carried out the research of corellation between presence of virulence plasmids in Salmonella Enteritidis and clinical manifestation of Salmonella infection.

* Research in the lab revolves around the idea that a greater understanding of clonal organization will provide novel insights into host-pathogen interactions. This information will help us develop effective tools for diagnosing infectious diseases and help us design therapeutic strategies that favor quality outcomes for infected hosts. Salmonella infections can cause severe forms, and studying this system provides an excellent opportunity to understand: 1) clonal organization of genus Salmonella; 2) how virulent bacteria can cause extraintestinal Salmonella infection; 3) the correlations between plasmid profile and clinical manifestation of Salmonella infection; 4) the role of virulence plasmids in pathogenicity and clinics of infections caused by pathogens like Salmonella and Yersinia.

* Open for any opportunities in molecular microbiology, molecular epidemiology, phylogenetics, genomics, phylogenomics, bioinformatics, molecular biology, infectious diseases, etc.

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Latest publications:

Tsang H., Moss M., Fedewa G., Farag S., Quang D., Rakov A.V., Busby B. NastyBugs: A simple method for extracting antimicrobial resistance information from metagenomes. F1000Research. 2017, Vol. 6, 1971. doi:10.12688/f1000research.12781.1.[abstract] [PDF] (718 kb) (indexed in prePubMed/preMedline)

De Masi L., Yue M., Hu C., Rakov A.V., Rankin S.C., Schifferli D.M. Cooperation of Adhesin Alleles in Salmonella-Host Tropism. mSphere. 2017, Vol. 2, No. 2, pii: e00066-17. doi:10.1128/mSphere.00066-17.[abstract] [PDF] (1,9 Mb) (indexed in PubMed/Medline)

Zulz T., Wenger J.D., Rudolph K., Robinson D.A., Rakov A.V., Bruden D., Singleton R.J., Bruce M.G., Hennessy T.W. Molecular Characterization of Streptococcus pneumoniae Serotype 12F Isolates Associated with Rural Community Outbreaks in Alaska. J. Clin. Microbiol. 2013, Vol. 51, No. 5, P. 1402-1407. [abstract] [PDF] (371 kb) (indexed in PubMed/Medline)

modified: 04/01/19

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