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Olga Pakhomova

  • Olga Pakhomova
  • Research Assoc Professor
  • Frank Reidy Center for Bioelectrics
  • Suite 300 4211 Monarch Way
  • Norfolk, VA 23508
  • 757-683-8006
  • opakhomo@odu.edu
  • Education

    Medical Radiology Research Center, 1995
    Major: Radiation Biology/ Biophysics
    Degree: Ph. D.
    Moscow State University, 1982
    Major: Microbiology
    Degree: M.S.
  • Research Interests

    The current research is centered on understanding and characterization of cell response to pulsed electric fields treatments, with particular emphasis on nanosecond-duration pulses and cell death mechanisms. Main topics of the research include: 1) mechanisms of the PEF-triggered cell death, characterization of the cell death pathways 2) escalation of cell sensitivity to pulsed electric field (PEF) for advancement of PEF-mediated tissue and tumor ablation 3) PEF-induced communication between the cells