Damir Sakhapov


College / University

Kazan (Volga region) Federal University

Highest Degree

Bachelor of Science

Major Subjects

Biology (Minor: Genetics)



Russian Federation

Lab Experience

Molecular biology methods: DNA/RNA isolation, cDNA synthesis, PCR and Real-Time PCR, protein extraction, SDS-PAGE, Western blotting. Histology: Immunohistochemical and immunofluorescent staining methods, deriving tissues and organs from laboratory rats, histology samples preparation (paraffin processing of tissues, cutting tissues on microtome or cryotome).

Projects / Research

06/2014 – 08/2016: “Vegf165 and fgf2 recombinant genes expression analysis after gene & cell therapy on rats’ lower limb ischemia model.” Institute of Fundamental Medicine and Biology, Kazan (Volga Region) Federal University

Scholarships / Awards

2016 – 2017: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School
2012, 2014: Academic scholarship, based on excellent academic performance


Although my primary research interests involve a relatively broad range of topics, I find the regulation of gene expression (every stage of it) to be the most curious and look forward to working on it. Apart from that, I’m also quite enthusiastic about prostheses and all the progress, which has been done in this field.