2017 Russian Federation National Award to a Russian-American Scientist Evgeny Rogaev
The 2017 Russian Federation National Award in Science and Technology was awarded to Evgeny Rogaev for discovery of genes and molecular-genetics mechanisms of human hereditary diseases. (Read here)
Evgeny is a distinguished expert in molecular genetics and neurobiology. He is the head of the Human Genomics and Genetics Department and the Laboratory of Evolutionary Genomics at Vavilov Institute of General Genetics, Russian Academy of Sciences. He has worked for many years in the in the United States in the University of Massachusetts Medical School where he holds a position of Professor of Psychiatry. He was elected to Academia Europaea in 2010. In 2013, with the support of a Russian Megagrant he founded a Center for Neurobiology and neurogenetcis of brain in the Institute of Cytology and Genetics of the Siberian Division of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He participated in identification of the remains of the Russian Tsar family and other socially impactful projects. He was one of participants of the meeting of Russian Megagrant winners with Vladimir Putin in September 2016. As a result of this meeting the Presidential Program of support of scientists has been developed and now realized by the Russian Science Fund. Evgeny is the first Russian-American scientist to receive the Russian Federation National Award. The State Prize is awarded on Russia Day, June 12, 2018 in Kremlin, Moscow.