Research Professor Andrei Pakhomov has been named interim executive director of Old Dominion University's Frank Reidy Research Center for Bioelectrics (CBE).

Pakhomov received his MS in physiology from Moscow State University in 1982 and a Ph.D. in radiation biology from Obninsk Medical Radiology Research Center in Russia in 1989. He moved to the United States in 1994 as a National Research Council Fellow and joined ODU's faculty in 2005 to study the biomedical effects and applications of nanosecond electric stimuli. His work has been supported by 17 extramural grants totaling more than $15 million. Pakhomov has been awarded grants from the National Cancer Institute, the National Institute of General Medical Science and the National Health, Lung and Blood Institute. He also leads a $7.5 million Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative grant from Air Force Office of Scientific Research.

"These projects would not be possible without an excellent interdisciplinary CBE team of experts in cancer, biophysics, cardiology, neuroscience and pulsed power engineering," he said.

Pakhomov is a principal author of more than 100 peer-reviewed journal papers. He also has been awarded seven U.S. patents. He has been an associate editor of the Bioelectromagnetics journal for 16 years and serves on several other editorial boards. He has been a member of multiple national and international review panels and delivered more than 40 invited and plenary talks. He developed active collaborations with groups around the globe and hosted and trained students and young scientists from Slovenia, Italy, France, Lithuania, Ukraine, China and Russia.

The CBE was established in 2002 as the world's first bioelectrics research and educational facility and is the lead institution in a 16-member International Consortium for Bioelectrics. The CBE is a global leader in advancing the biomedical and engineering research and applications of pulsed electric fields and ionized gases. Center personnel perform cutting-edge interdisciplinary and multi-institutional research that supports regional, national and international programs.

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