Raul R. Gainetdinov

Director, Head of Laboratory of Neuroscience and Molecular Pharmacology
  • Director, Institute of Translational Biomedicine, St. Petersburg State University, Russia
  • Professor, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology,  Russia 
  • Consultant, Italian Institute of Technology, Genova, Italy
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Duke University, NC, USA


Prior to SPBU, Raul was an Associate Research Professor in the Department of Cell Biology, Duke University in North Carolina, USA where he is currently an Adjunct Associate Professor and Senior Researcher in the Department of Neuroscience and Brain Technologies at the Italian Institute of Technology in Genova, Italy.  Since  2013, he is also Professor of the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech), Moscow. Before joining the Department of Cell Biology in 1996 and becoming faculty at Duke in 2000 he conducted research at the Institute of Pharmacology Russian Academy of Medical Sciences in Moscow (1988-1996). He received a Ph.D. degree in pharmacology in 1992 from the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences and a doctor of medicine degree in 1988 from the Second Moscow Medical Institute, Moscow, Russia.  Since 2013, he is elected Chair of the subcommittee for the Dopamine receptors of the International Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology Committee on Receptor Nomenclature and Drug Classification (NC-IUPHAR).  He has more than 190 publications in scientific journals (including Science, Nature, Cell, PNAS) and co-authored 9 international patents. His papers were cited more than 16,000 times (H-index – 62).