Russia is back in the news and this time it has nothing to do with the Sochi Winter Olympics & Paralympics. If you’ve watched the news, you know that tensions are high in this part of the world. Ukraine’s president, Viktor Yanukovych, was removed from power by the Ukrainian Parliament in late February and, earlier this week, Russian troops were deployed to the Crimea.
Our guest this week, Olga Partington, is a Russian expat now living in the United States. She has a connection to both Russia and the Ukraine. She was born in the Ukraine and moved to Moscow in her teens. She was kind enough to accept my invitation and give us a first-person perspective of the crisis unfolding in the homeland.
Enjoy the conversation.
About Olga A. Partington, Ph.D.
Dr. Olga A. Partington is an associate at SKGF in the Biotechnology/Chemical Group where she assists in the preparation and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent applications. Her technical experience is in the areas of enzymology, nucleic acid chemistry, cellular, molecular and cancer biology, bioinorganic chemistry, and spectroscopy.
Her graduate and post-doctoral work involved investigation of mechanistic features of various DNA repair pathways and their connection with other systems involved in DNA metabolism.
Dr. Partington has published several scientific articles and presented her work at a number of international conferences.
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