Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia, B.Sc. (Chemistry), 1992-1997
Shemyakin and Ovchinnikov Institute for Bioorganic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia, Ph.D. (Molecular Biology), 1998-2001
UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Centre, Post-doctoral Fellow (Bioinformatics) 2001-2004
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA, Computational scientist, 2004-2009
Vancouver Prostate Centre, Research Scientist, 2009 - present
Dr. Lapuk is a bioinformatics scientist, whose research involves the development and application of bioinformatics approaches for the whole genome and transcriptome studies of human cancers. Dr. Lapuk’s main research focus is the investigation of mRNA expression regulation and processing including alternative and aberrant splicing during prostate cancer progression using microarray and the next generation sequencing technologies. One of the important Dr. Lapuk’s research directions is the identification of molecular drivers of a phenotype by leveraging systems biology approaches. Dr. Lapuk develops and applies network-based computer algorithms for studying biological mechanisms underlying prostate cancer progression with the goal to identify novel biomarkers for the treatment resistance, neuroendocrine trans-differentiation and development of metastasis.