Curricula Vitae, Résumés, and Biodata with Contemporary Memoirs 'Жизненные Истории'

"Народ, не знающий своего прошлого, не имеет будущего." [People ignorant of their past have no future] -

Михаил Васильевич Ломоносов [Mikhail Vasilyevich Lomonosov]

"Le bon Dieu est dans le détail" [The good God is in the detailGustave Flaubert

Иосиф Алексaндрович Бродский,          в  прозаическом  переводе     и     как поэтический автоэпиграф

[Joseph Aleksandrovich Brodsky,             translated     prosaically     and     as a poetic autobioepigraph]  by

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B.S./M.Sc. in Physics/Radiophysics from Alma Mater of numerous Nobelists in every Field, Saint Petersburg State University, where Mendeleev, Popov, Markovet al Chemists, Physicists, Mathematicians et al Scientists, Literators, and Statesmen have achieved Breakthroughs Changing the World. There the 'A'-Student Babenko has underachieved 'B' in Statistical Thermodynamics et Nonlinear Acoustics after colliding with Илона М. Смагаринская walking like dancing on Italian hills in the subsequently presidentially tramped SPbSU runway  and spending his energy on bonding with the Красавица (Rare Beauty, see below) rather than on exciting his examiners, presiding on the top level of the top Faculty of Radiophysics in the Universe. But after producing with her the next-generation Krasavitsa (see later), the Gen X Ανδρέας has presented his scientific findings about non-classified effects of non-ionizing radiations, including mm-radio-waves and ultra-short acoustic waves, twhich he's made while experimenting in a Biophysical Research Lab at the legendary Military Medical Academy (see more about the Organization there) in then Leningrad (see "Responses of Complex Biological Systems to Application of Low-Intensity 'Millimetric' Waves"G.N. Chernyakov, V.L. Korochkin, A.P. Babenko, E.V. Bigday, in: 'Millimetric' Waves in Medicine and Biology. Moscow, 1989, Edited by N.D. Devyatkov, pp.140-167 [in Russian], A. P. Babenko, G. N. Chernyakov, 1992, in the PubMed accessible journal, and subsequent related Applications and Patents copied not only by Googlers and Baiduists here, here, here, here and there), defended his A-grade Thesis EPR spectroscopy analysis of blood plasma from men in malady (not le malade  but a common disease he conquered later) and graduated with Hex#90000 Magister Diploma G1 N397845 in 1993.

M.D. with egregia cum laude (Crimson Diploma with Gold Medal HB N789251from S. M. Kirov Military Medical (formerly Imperial Medico-Surgical) Academya.k.a. MMA, VMA, VMedA, where the most promising applicants, theyoung not-too-gentle men only, were selected at a 5%-rate by the Scientific Knowledge, Health, Physical & Psychological Strength Examining Federal Commission - not like any of Super-Profiting Western Medical  School Admission Offices auctioning Early Admission tickets for the next-generation Western elite paying for playing under supervision of Secret Servicemen - for a brutal 6-day-a-week-6-year Medical Training Program to learn Physiology and Pharmacology at Sechenov and Pavlov Departments, Biological & Medical Physics at Petrov Department, Diagnostics & Therapy in Botkin Hospital, Topographic Anatomy & Operative Surgery in Pirogov Institute, Pathology at Anichkov Department, Psychiatry and Conditioning (translated as Cognitive Behavior Therapy) in Bekhterev Clinic, Hematology, Immunology & Regeneration in the CIA-copied Arinkin and Maksimov Clinical Research Centers, Parasitology and Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases in then the USSR leading Pavlovsky Institute, and about 50 more Disciplines and Specialties, including Military Virology, Bacteriology, Toxicology, Radiobiology and the world's #1 Space Medicinein elite Institutions for Advanced Biomedical ResearchMedical Cadet Babenko has spent enough time at the Academy Kitchen and Dining Halls to pass the test in gentlemen's favorite Facultative Course Nutrition and Aæthetics of Feeding, taught by a fearless and skillful CAI). Андрей Петрович codenamed BOA (Boa of σκληπιός) has also spent quite a time at the Academy Training 'Farm' surrounded by swamps, where he, moving аки тать в нощи, with a still classified number of poods of special medical equipment and other tools attached to his camouflaged back-pack, tæsted Vaccinium angustifolium et Artemisia annua (Artemisinin was prized in the West 25+ yrs later) while shooting useless females from the deadliest swamp near Krasnoye Selo with a laser pointer during the White Nights, not under garage lamp lights, as it was staged in another 25+-yrs-lateSDI-funded Intellectual Ventures movie. Upon completion of his Stagerovka (brief Residenture) at the Best Army Base in Beautiful Carelia and the Best Hospital in Hansom Vyborg, the NorthWest Region, the never-filmed, just B&W Photo-documented, Doctor and Officer "AB 008" took his Hippocratic Oath under the prettiest Hygieia and abluted the rarest Academic Romb in the purest Caucasian Borjomi while banqueting with other Golden Boys, none of whom has however received his favorite and the most prestigious Order, in Granovitaya and Georgievsky Palaces, as both places ran out of Mendeleev-invented antifreeze needed to mix ex tempore w/o shaking the most celebrated binary celebratory drink much more appropriate than just the Aqua from then The Soviet Republic of Georgiadiscovered by Imperial Russian Military, soon after The Perestroishik General, a.k.a. Loser Gorbachev has ordered "No more alcohol in Kremlin", in 1988. [WARNING: Readers of this Memoir who do not smile at this point should stop doing so or seek a doctor from the VMA's Bekhterev Clinic!]

Ph.D. in Medical Sciences / Biophysics from VMedA - Interdepartmental Laboratory of Cellular Physiology and Biophysics (later the CPB Lab at INFRAN), Russian(then USSR) Academies of Sciences and Medical Sciences (RAS/RAMS), and Ministry of Defence's Medical Department. Dr. A. P. Babenko has defended his "Principles of Cardiac Potassium Channels' Responses to Stimuli of Certain Physico-Chemical Nature" (Thesis Adviser - Corresponding Member of RAMS, Head of the CPB at Pavlov Institute for Physiology RAS, former Head of the Department of Medical & Biological Physics of VMA and then the Academy's Vice-President for Science and Education, General-Major of Military Medical Service, Honorary Member of the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda and Wilford Hall Medical Center in San-Antonio in the U.S., the past SPbSTU's Faculty of Medical Physics and Bioengineering Dean, and Chairman of VMedA's Department of Normal Physiology, Professor of Biophysics, V. O. Samoilov) and received his Medical Scientist (Hex#722f37Doctoral Diploma N055286 in 1992, becoming the youngest interdisciplinary MSc/MD/PhD Scientist and non-Corporate but Commanding Medical Officer [Военврачwho refused to betray his Adviser & Alma Mater to make money with DTh/MD/PhD.


"What for is your 6+6+4-year Advanced Education money can't buy in the States where some with just a high school diploma become the richest men?!" - One American Interviewer

"Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere." - Chinese Proverb

"There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that "my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge." - Isaac Azimov

"Any existing distinction between the wise and the stupid... comes down to a matter of education." - 福澤 諭吉 Fukuzawa Yukichi

"Only the educated are free." - Ἐπίκτητος [Epictetus]

"Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education." - Franklin D. Roosevelt, praised by another wise Statesman

“Modern cynics and skeptics see no harm in paying those to whom they entrust the minds of their children a smaller wage than is paid to those to whom they entrust the care of their plumbing.” - John F. Kennedy, shortly before he was assassinated

"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education. Martin Luther King, Jr., shortly before he was assassinated

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." - Nelson Mandela, a unique black President who changed the world to be a better place for millions of exploited and yet died naturally

"Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. And it will leave you unfulfilled." - Barack Hussein Obama, a speech reader, who, after taking the 'Dynamite Man' Peace Pri$e, has enabled I$, CIA Drones and U.S. Missiles threatening Russia, Coup d'état in Ukraine, et al Operation$ of the Military-Industrial-Financial Oligarchy-serving Deep $tate, not for a buck from each of them

"What is the purpose of industrial education? To fill the young of the species with knowledge and awaken their intelligence? Nothing could be further from the truth. The aim is simply to reduce as many individuals as possible to the same safe level, to breed and train a standardized citizenry, to put down dissent and originality. That is its aim in the United States." – Henry Louis Mencken

"Getting a job is not the purpose of school." - Terry Heick

"Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself." - John Dewey

"Once you stop learning you start dying" - Albert Einstein

"Век живи - век учись [Live for a century - learn for a century]" - Russian Proverb


Upon recommendation of the Full Member of RAMS et al Academia Professor V. A. Tkachuk, who headed the Faculty of Fundamental Medicine at Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU) plus a few top Institutes for Biomedical Research, Dr. Babenko, M.Sc., M.D., Ph.D. applied for, and won, MESR International Fellowship at the National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM) Unit of Cardiovascular Physiopathology - moving from Paris Sud to Southern France to co-occupy the new research building in Montpellier with the Unit for Studies of Diabetes led by Dr. Bataille then working on endosulfine pepties - under the direction of Member of Academia Europaea's Physiology and Neuroscience Section, Dr. G. Vassort (now Directeur Emeritus). Using a combination of advanced electrophysiological techniques, micro-spectrofluorometry methods, micro-injection, and selective blockers and agonists, Drs. Babenko and Vassort co-investigated Regulation and pharmacological modulation of ATP-sensitive potassium and ATP-gated calcium-permeable cation channels under pathological conditions. The two Med Scientists became colleagues and friends forever remembering these exciting times, in 1995-6, while they were working and playing in the magestic hometown of the oldest Faculty de Medecnie where Physiologistes et Médecins have discovered the hypoglycemic action of KATP-inhibiting sulfonamides, changing for good lives of billions with type 2 Diabetes, without talking much about and without getting any Prize for that truly seminal contribution to Physiology and Medicine.

Next, in 1996, instead of enjoying tenure at Pavlov First St. Petersburg State Medical University and INFRAN, Dr. Babenko decided to accept the three-year JDRF International Fellowship in the Laboratory of the 1996' DeBakey Prize Nominee, Prof. of Cell Biology J. Bryan at the Baylor College of Medicine's Top Department under "the father of molecular endocrinology", BCM MCB in Houston, TX, to pioneer the primary structure-function analyses of "metabolic sensors", including normal and mutant cardiovascular and neuroendocrine ABCC8,7/KCNJ11,8-coded, [ATP]/[MgADP]-sensing, selectively potassium-conducting, tetra-heterodimeric KATP complexes of inward rectifiers, KIR6.x, and sulfonylurea receptors, SURx, cloned separately by Seino and Bryan groups, and famously reunited [reconstituted by coexpression generating KATP currents, IKATP] by the two teams in Chiba and Houston upon the brilliant suggestion of Daniel Cook, then Professor of Physiology and Biophysics at the University of Washington in Seattle. Working in the America's top Department of the World's Biggest Medical Center's School of Medicine gave Dr. Babenko a super-excitement, a superb satisfaction, and a superior experience in leading a discovery process even in a pseudo-egalitarian atmosphere of an ultra-conservative Private Medical School in the uniformly Red State with a terrible climate.


Principal Scientist/Principal Investigator/Head of the Private Nonprofit Research Laboratory for Cellular and Molecular Electrophysiology, Biophysics and Pharmacology, Adjunct Research Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, affiliated with the formerly Pacific NorthWest Research Foundation/Diabetes Research Institute and Diabetes Endocrinology Research Center of the University of Washington in Seattle (UW). Since 2009. PI, the NIH Project ABCC8/KCNJ11 Mechanisms and Diabetes, focused on (SURx/Kir6.x)4 in Pathophysiology and Personalized Treatment of Neonatal Diabetes, ND w/ Epilepsy and Developmental delay, DEND Syndrome, Maturity-Onset Diabetes of Young, MODY12 and 13, and Type 2 Diabetes, T2D. Directed the DoD/PNRF/PNRI-sponsored Pilot studies of mutant metabolic sensors altering neuronal excitability, initiated Private Nonprofit Research Investigations of Rare orphan transportochannelopathies, including syndromic hypertrichotic osteochondrodysplasia, cardiomegaly and hyperproliferative dysplasias, and offered international pro bono consulting. 2013-

Scientist at Pacific Northwest [once Diabetes] Research Institute - Affiliate Associate Professor of Physiology and Biophysics at the UW Diabetes Endocrinology Research Center. Co-PI, NIH R01 Studies of Sulfonylurea Receptors and KATP Channels. Using patch-clamping, photolabeling,  mutagenesis, and molecular dynamics simulation, established mechanisms of diabetogenic and epileptiformic KATP overactivity, determined the stoichiometry of Mg·nucleotide hyper-stimulation of ND-SUR based channels, and deduced the relative pathogenicity of mixed KATP in subjects with heterozygous mutations in KATP genes, thus answering all three longstanding questions in the field. 2007-9.

Assistant Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), Houston, TX. PI, American Heart Association (AHA) National Scientist Development Program on Molecular Pharmacology of Cardiovascular KATP. Co-PI, NIDDK R01 Studies of Sulfonylurea Receptors and ATP-sensitive Potassium Channels. Analyzed structural determinants of gating in (SUR/KIR6)4 isoforms that link the metabolic status and electrical activity of insulin-secreting cells, neurons, striated myocytes and vascular smooth muscle cells. Defined TMD0-L0 of SUR as a "gatekeeper" that links the multi-drug-binding TMD1-NBD1-TMD2-NBD2 core of SUR with the KIR6 pore and bidirectionally controls the open channel probability, PO. Analyzed structure-activity relationships for SU and non-SU inhibitors of KATP variants and defined the bipartite nature of the pocket for these drugs, leading to re-grouping/classifying them as A-, B-, and A/B-site insulinotropes. In collaboration with Prof. P. Froguel and other European Medical Geneticists, discovetred multiple gain-of-PO mutations that cause either Transient or Permanent ND with neurological abnormalities, and successfully switched their carriers from insulin pumps and life-long insulin injections to SUR1-specific sulfonylurea tablets, recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) as an essential, tier 1, antidiabetic medicine. 2002-7.


Instructor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, BCM MCB. PI, AHA Beginning Grant-in-Aid Cytoplasmic Domains of Kir6.2, SUR2A, and Their Interaction in Gating and ATP-inhibition of Human Cardiac KATP. Co-Investigator, NIH R01 Structure of ATP-sensitive Potassium ChannelsRevealed the primary structure-function relationships in KIR6.1-based "KNDP" and KIR6.2-based "classic" KATP, using chimeric ABCCs, hybrid KIRs, their concatemers, synthetic peptides, affinity photo-labeling, and single-channel recording. Delineated the SUR N-terminal part specifying dissimilar intrinsic PO of classic KATP isoforms. Clarified specific functions of cytoplasmic domains of KIR6.1(2) and nucleotide binding domains (NBD) 1 and 2 in nucleotide-binding sites (NBS)1/2 of ABCC8(9) in gating of KATP variants. Established effects of KIR6 subunit composition and order on the conductivity and gating of hetero-octameric channels. Found 'hybrid' KATP in developing cardiomyocytes; defined pharmaco-topology of SUR1 and SUR2 variants. Identified the SU-binding locus and domains that recognize K+ channel openers. All that was achieved in 1999-2002 while Dr. Babenko was trapped in the transition state of Instructor, opposing the BCM Executives-supported Militaristic Bushism.

Senior Fellow of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International in Joseph Bryan Lab at BCM MCB, while on a long-term sabbatical from Pavlov First State Medical University and Institute of Physiology of RAS. Pioneered JDRF/NIH-funded Analyzes of structure vs activity in cloned pancreatic and extra-pancreatic KATP, using electrophysiological, biophysical and molecular biology methods. Originally reconstituted and fully characterized human sarcolemmal KATP (hu-sarco-KATP). Showed the role of regulatory SUR subunits in trafficking, spontaneous single-channel bursting, and nucleotide regulation of all KIR6-based channels. Using innovative chimeric human ABCCs, engineered without introducing amino acid mutations, led the Glaxo Smith Kline-sponsored Analysis of functional pharmacotopology of human SUR1 vs SUR2 isoforms. 1996-9.


Visiting InvestigatorINSERM U-390, Montpellier, FR, while on a sabbatical leave from I. P. Pavlov First State Medical University (ISPbGMU) and Institute of Physiology of RAS (INFRAN). Co-PI, INSERM-funded Collaborative Biomedical Research with Central and Eastern European Countries. Ended up the popular yet wrong theory on activation of ATP-inhibited weak inward rectifiers by GTP-binding proteins (G proteins). Uncovered the Mg·GTP-affected but G-protein-independent stimulation of isolated KATP, suggesting their intrinsic, CFTR-like, hydrolytic activity before any biochemical data suggesting the ATPase activity of any ABCC-coded protein. 1996.


Senior Scientist and Leader of Molecular Cardiology Group at the I. P. Pavlov State Medical University and Institute for Physiology RAS in Saint Petersburg (ISPbGMU and INFRAN). Fellow of the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research at INSERM Physiopathologie Cardiovasculaire. PI, Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR) Program Molecular Mechanisms of Cardiac KIRs Regulation Under Pathophysiological Conditions. Led the International Collaborative Project Purinergic Modulation of Cardiac ATP-sensitive K+ Channels Channels, supported by the Foundation for Medical Research, FMR, in France. Investigated effects of extracellular ATP and its analogs on sarcolemmal P2X and background Kcurrents. Revealed a new signaling pathway from P2Y-purinoceptors to sarco-KATP. Discovered hybrid KATP in developing neonatal cardiomyocytes. 1994-6.


Scientist, Interdepartmental Laboratory for Cellular Physiology and Biophysics (ILCPB), a.k.a. 'Laboratory of Biophysics of Living Cell' at VMA, the Medical Department of MoD, and RAM/S. PI, Russian Foundation for Fundamental Investigations (later RFBR) Program Molecular Physiology of Metabolism-dependent Cardiac K+ Inwardly Rectifying Channels. Co-PI, Collaborative project with Institute of Cytology RAS Ion Channels in Osmotic Regulation, focused on voltage-gated K+ delayed rectifiers in human lymphocytes and stretch-activated Cl- channels in dividing K562 and Jurkat cells during regulatory volume decrease (RVD) related to onco-invasiveness and cancer aggressiveness. 1993-4.


Junior Scientist, then called 'Junior Scientific Researcher', ILCPB. Combined advanced electrophysiological, biophysical and in situ live-cell microscopy methods to determine effects of microwaves, ultrasound and other, including DoD-relevant, physical and chemical factors on pacemaker cells. Investigated modulation of native cardiac strong inward rectifiers as well as ATP-inhibited and Na+-activated weakly inwardly rectifying potassium channels by non-ionizing radiation, heat and cold, non-permeate cations, changes in ionic strength, intra- vs. extracellular acidosis and alkalosis, and other common stimuli, at the single-channel kinetics level. Recorded K+ efflux dynamics in cardiocytes upon hypoxia. Identified KATP in human ventricular cells (in collaboration with then Professor and Chief of Kupriyanov Cardiovascular Surgery Clinic, later President of VMA, General-Colonel of Military-Medical Service, Laureate of the 96' Special International DeBakey Award, Director of Maksimov Stem Cell and Regeneration Center and Sechenov National Center for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery in Moscow, Member of RAMS and eventually of its Presidium, Minister of Health and Medical Industry of the Russian Federation, et cetera, et cetera - an exemplary careerist of Criminal Eltsin's Times, whom then Lieutenant-Commander of Medical Service Babenko refused to continue working with after that Lieutenant-General of Medical Service and Doctor of Theology has tried to defame General-Major of Medical Service, the VMA's VP for Science and Education, V. O. Samoilov, and ~50 Professors and Department Heads of the Academy in order to gain an uncontrolled power and attempt 'commercialization', 'privatization', and, ultimately, sale of its Clinics, Laboratories and other assets. Dr. Babenko has built, in 1988, the USSR's first laboratory bringing together patch-clamp and fast ultra-resolution live-cell digital video-microscopy using advanced components developed at LOMO. The Junior Scientist has related KATP currents and Ca2+-dependent alteration in contractile apparatus of cardiomyocytes during anoxia or inhibition of oxydative phosphorylation or glycolysis. He critically reevaluated the popular adenosine hypothesis of sarco-KATP activation during ischaemia and discovered endopeptides increasing the probability of cardioprotective sarco-KATP opening (in cooperation with M. M. Shemyakin and Yu. A. Ovchinnikov Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry RAS and VMA-based V. Kh. Khavinson-directed Cytomed, later Neopharm, subsequently reorganized into the RAMS NW Branch-Integrated Institute of Bioregulation and Gerontology). 1988-92.


The Russian Foundation for Fundamental Investigations (later RFBR) Grant Molecular Physiology of Metabolism Dependent Cardiac K+ Inwardly Rectifying Channels1993-1994, Principal Investigator (PI).

RFBR Grant Molecular Mechanisms of Cardiac KIRs Regulation under Pathophysiological Conditions1994-1996, PI.

The French MESR Grant Purinergic Modulation of Cardiac ATP-sensitive K+ Channels, 1995-1996, Investigator.

The French FMR Grant Analysis of Signaling Pathway from Purinoceptors to KATP Channels in Ischemic Ventricular Cardiomyocytes, 1996, Co-Investigator.

INSERM Grant for Collaborative Biomedical Research with Central and Eastern European Countries: Studies on Molecular Basis for Nucleotide Regulation of Sarcolemmal ATP-sensitive K+ channels1996, Co-PI.

JDRF International Grant Nucleotide-Binding Domains of Sulfonylurea Receptor 1 (SUR1) in Regulation of KATP Channels, 1997-1999, Investigator.

NIH R01 Structure of ATP-sensitive Potassium Channels, 1997-2001, Co-Investigator.

GSK Co-sponsored Analysis of structure-activity relationships in human ABCC8/KCNJ11-coded (SUR1/KIR6.2)4 pancreatic beta-cell KATP, 1997-1999, Co-Investigator.

AHA GIA Cytoplasmic domains of KIR6.2, SUR2A, and their interaction in gating and ATP-inhibition of human cardiac KATP channels1999-2001, PI.

AHA SDG Molecular determinants and mechanisms of potassium channel openers action on human SUR2A/B-containing KATP channels2001-2004, PI.

NIH R01 Studies of Sulfonylurea Receptors and ATP-sensitive Potassium Channels, 2002-2007, Co-PI.

NIH R01 Studies of Sulfonylurea Receptors and KATP Channels, 2005-2009, Co-PI.

NIH R01 ABCC8/KCNJ11 Mechanisms and Diabetes, 2009-2012, PI.

DoD Grant 10305 - Pilot Study 5, 2011-2012, PI.

Pacific Northwest Research Foundation (PNRF) Grant for eXploratory Study 79, 2009-2013, PI.

Privately funded Preliminary Studies for High-Risk, High-Reward Research, conducted by PI since 2013.


Developed Electrophysiology and Membrane Biophysics Course at the VMA Department of Biological and Medical Physics, 1992.


Lectured twenty four MD students at the VMA Department of Biological and Medical Physics, 1993.


Co-advised two M.Sc. students from Departments of Biology and Physiology of Saint Petersburg State University during their Thesis Project research in the Interdepartmental Laboratory for Cell Physiology and Biophysics, 1993-4.


Created a multimedia Introduction to Ion Channels in Disease for MD/PhD Trainees at Saint Petersburg State Medical University, 1995.


Co-mentored one Ph.D. student from the Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics and one postdoctoral fellow from the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, BCM, 2000-6.

Trained one Postdoctoral Researcher in single-channel current analysis, in 2009, and mentored one PhD Research Scientist, in 2010-2, at Pacific NW Research Institute.


  • National AHA Career Development Award, 2001-2005
  • Inclusion in the International Directory "2000 Outstanding Scientists of the 20th Century" by International Biographical Center, Cambridge, UK, and in Directories of American Biographical Institute and "Who's Who" in Science, 2000 

  • Fellowship from Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International, 1997-1999
  • Travel Award from UNESCO and International Union for Applied Biophysics, 1996
  • INSERM Award Action Specifique avec les Pays d'Europe Centrale et Orientale dans Domaine de la Recherche Biomedicale, 1996
  • Award from Fondation pour la Recherche Medicale, 1996
  • Fellowship from Ministere de l'Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche, 1995
  • Outstanding Young Investigator Travelship from European Science Foundation, 1994
  • International Science Foundation Travel Awards, 1993 and 1994
  • Soros' Award for Excellence of a Young Scientist in Fundamental Research, 1993
  • Gold Medal from VMA, the Ministry of Defence, 1988
  • VMA Silver Key for Medical Student Research Project, 1988
  • Academic I. P. Pavlov MD Scholarship, 1986-1988
  • Valedictorian with Gold Medal from the USSR's Ministry of Education, which allowed Early Testing for Admission to VMA, 1982
  • The Golden Key in a regional Chemistry Olympiad, Chekhov, Moscow region, 1982
  • The "Golden Student" didn't get even a Bronze Pin at the All-Union Chemistry Olympiad, held in one of his mind-blowing auditoriums of the Lomonosov Moscow State University, in 1982.



  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Science Foundation
  • American Diabetes Association
  • American Heart Association
  • The Wellcome Trust
  • British Heart Association
  • Scottish Hospital Endowments Research Trust
  • Russian Foundation for Fundamental Investigations 


  • Journal of Clinical Investigations
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 
  • Diabetes
  • Circulation 
  • Circulation Research
  • FASEB Journal
  • Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism 
  • Molecular Pharmacology
  • Human Molecular Genetics
  • Journal of Physiology (London) 
  • Biophysical Journal 
  • Journal of General Physiology 
  • FEBS Letters 
  • Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology 
  • Diabetologia
  • Pediatric Diabetes
  • British Journal of Pharmacology
  • Nature Review Endocrinology
  • Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs
  • Trends in Molecular Medicine (Cell Press)
  • The Scientist prefers evaluating manuscripts for top disciplinary journals to reviewing papers for "broad auditorium" magazines, e.g. Nature, which long-term Impact Factor is lower than that of more specialized journals, e.g. Cell and The New England Journal of Medicine. While admiring Science (mostly for publishing Original Research Articles on cloning of SUR1 and of real, not fake "rat KATP" from OHSU, accepted by Nature, that has also published "promiscuous SUR1" and other "exciting" scientific fiction stories from the UK), the Scientist does not measure other Scientists' impact by the number of their papers accepted by Science's Editors admiring "Fashionable Science".


  • Chairman, Student Research Association, VMA Department of Biological and Medical Physics, 1988
  • Lieutenant (1988-90) and Lieutenant-Commander (1991-4) of Military Medical Service, The NW Region
  • Scientific Secretary, The Problem Commission on General and Cell Physiology, The Russian Academy of Sciences, 1993-4
  • Chairman, "Ion Channel Regulation" Symposium, Biophysical Society, 2003
  • Chairman, "Potassium Inward Rectifiers" Symposium, Biophysical Society, 2004
  • Member of Faculty Search Committee, Pacific Northwest Research Institute (PNRI), 2009
  • Recruiter of Research Staff for PNRI, 2009-10
  • Presenting PI at The Pacific Northwest Research Foundation's Board of Trustees Meetings, 2009-10
  • Initiator of a special Fundraising Campaign that led to a non-governmental support of Babenko Lab at PNRI during The Great Recession, 2009-12
  • Faculty Participant of Annual Fundraising Events for PNRF, 2009-13
  • A pro bono consultant leading a Global Search of Rare Syndrome Probands, 2013-


  • Biophysical Society, 1995 -
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International, 1999-
  • American Association for Advancement f Science, 1999-
  • American Diabetes Association, 2000
  • American Heart Association, Basic Cardiovascular Science Council, 2001-
  • American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 2002 -
  • American Physiological Society, 2002
  • Dumped Research Organizations, Foundations and others Institutions spending increasingly on their executives while decreasingly on Academic Research.


            2013    Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society, Philadelphia, PA

            2012    Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society, San Diego, CA

            2011    Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society, Baltimore, MD

            2010    The 16th World Congress of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology - WorldPharma2010, Focused                                Conference “Ion channelopathies: new windows on complex disease and therapy”,                                              Copenhagen, Denmark* 

            2010    Keystone Symposium on Diabetes, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada*           

            2010    The 3rd FEBS Special Meeting on ABC Proteins: From Multidrug Resistance to Genetic                                        Diseases, Innsbruck, Austria*

            2010    The Annual Meeting of The Biophysical Society, San Francisco, CA

            2009    The Annual Meeting of The Biophysical Society, Boston, MA.

            2007    The Annual Meeting of The Biophysical Society, Baltimore, MD.

2006    The Gordon Research Conference on Ligand Recognition & Molecular Gating, Il Ciocco, Italy

2006    The Annual Meeting of The Biophysical Society, Salt Lake City, UT.

2005    The Annual Meeting of The Biophysical Society, Baltimore, MD.

2004    The Gordon Research Conference on Ligand Recognition & Molecular Gating, Ventura, CA.

2004    The Annual Meeting of The Biophysical Society, Baltimore, MD*.

2003    The Annual Meeting of The Biophysical Society, San Francisco, CA*.

2002    The Gordon Research Conference on Ion Channels, Tilton School, NH.

2002    The Gordon Research Conference on Ligand Recognition and Molecular Gating, Il Ciocco,                    Italy.

2002    The Annual Meeting of The Biophysical Society, Boston, MA*.

2001    The XXXIXth World Congress of Physiological Societies "From Molecule to Maladie" -                              Workshop on KATP Channels, Christchurch, New Zealand*.

2001    The XXXIXth World Congress of Physiological Societies "From Molecule to Maladie" -                              Satellite Symposium "Structure and Function of Ion Channels", Leura, Australia.

2001    The Annual Meeting of The Biophysical Society, Boston, MA.

2000    The Gordon Research Conference on Ion Channels, Tilton School, NH.

2000    The Keystone Meeting on Potassium Channels, Granlibakken, CA.

2000    The Annual Meeting of The Biophysical Society, New Orleans, Lousianna.

1999    The "Ion Channel Structure and Function" Conference in Yale University, New Haven, CT.

1999    The Annual Meeting of The Biophysical Society, Baltimore, MD.

1998    The 2nd International Conference on ATP-sensitive Potassium Channels and Diseases,                            St. Charles, IL*.

1998    The Gordon Research Conference on Cardiac Regulatory Mechanisms, Colby, NH.

1998    The Gordon Research Conference on Ion Channels, Tilton School, NH.

1998    The XIIIth World Congress of Cardiology, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

1998    The Annual Meeting of The Biophysical Society, Kansas City, Missouri.

1997    The Annual Meeting of The Biophjysical Society, New Orleans, Lousiana.

1996    The 20th Meeting of the European Working Group on Cardiac Cellular Electrophysiology,                        Essen, Germany*.

1996    The XIIth International Biophysics Congress, Amsterdam, The Netherlands*.

1995    The 19th Meeting of the European Working Group on Cardiac Cellular Electrophysiology                       "Potassium Channels in Normal and Pathological Conditions", Leuven, Belgium*.

1995    The All-Russian Conference "Ionic Homeostasis and Cellular Functions", St. Petersburg,                        Russian Federation*.

1995    The Annual FASEB Meeting, Atlanta, GA.

1994    The ESF Conference on Cardiac Electrophysiology "From the ionic channel to arrhythmia                    mechanisms: Role of potassium channels", Crete*.

1994    The 1st International Symposium organized by the Problem Commission on General and Cell                Physiology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Leningrad reg., Russian Federation*.

1993    The 1st International Conference on ATP-sensitive K+ Channels and Sulfonylurea Receptors,                Houston, TX.

1993    The All-Russian Conference on Cardiology, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation*.

1992    The 2nd USSR-USA conference on Ion Channels, a.k.a. "The second Kostyuk - Hille Meeting",               Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology, Kiev, then USSR.

1992    The All-Union Conference "Regulation of Physiological Functions", then Leningrad, USSR*.



Babenko A. P.* Gating and pharmacology of all possible human KIR6.2V59X-based channels, including KATP from permanently diabetic subjects with epilepsy and developmental problems. Under re-submission.

Babenko A. P.* and Vaxillaire M. Mechanism of KATP hyperactivity and sulfonylurea tolerance due to a diabetogenic mutation in L0 helix of sulfonylurea receptor 1 (ABCC8). FEBS Letters. 2011. 585: 3555-3559.

Babenko A. P.* A novel ABCC8(SUR1)-dependent mechanism of metabolism-excitation uncoupling. J Biol Chem (Accelerated Publication). 2008. 283: 8788-8782.


Babenko A. P*.,  Polak M*.,  Cavé H.,  Busiah K.,  Czernichow P.,  Scharfmann R.,  Bryan J.,  Aguilar-Bryan L., Vaxillaire M., Froguel P. Activating mutations in the ABCC8 gene in neonatal diabetes mellitus. N Engl J Med. [see Editorial] 2006. 355: 456-466.


Babenko A. P. KATP channels “vingt ans apres”: ATG to PDB to Mechanism. Journal of Mol Cell Cardiol (Focused Issue KATP Channels: From Molecules to disease) 2005. 39: 79-98.

Bryan J., Crane A., Vila-Carriles W., Babenko A. P., Aguilar-Bryan, L.  Insulin secretagogues, sulfonylurea receptors and KATP channels. Curr Pharma Design. 2005. 11: 2699-716.


Bryan J, Vila-Carriles W. H., Zhao G., Babenko, A. P., Aguilar-Bryan, L. Toward linking structure with function in ATP-sensitive K+ channels. Diabetes 2004. 53: S104-S112.


Babenko A. P.* and Bryan J. SUR domains that associate with and gate KATP pores define a novel gatekeeper. J Biol Chem (cover featured Accelerated Publication). 2003. 278: 41577-41580.


Babenko A. P.* and Bryan J. SUR-dependent modulation of KATP channels by an N-terminal KIR6.2 peptide  Defining intersubunit gating interactions. J Biol Chem. 2002. 277: 43997-44004.


Babenko A. P.* and Bryan J. A conserved inhibitory and differential stimulatory action of nucleotides on KIR6.0/SUR complexes is essential for metabolism-excitation coupling by KATP channels. J Biol Chem. 2001. 276: 49083-49092.


Babenko A. P.*, Gonzalez G., Bryan J. Hetero-concatemeric KIR6.X4/SUR14 channels display distinct conductivities, but uniform ATP-inhibition. J Biol Chem (Accelerated Publication). 2000. 275: 31563-31566.


Babenko A. P.*, Gonzalez G., Bryan J. Pharmaco-topology of sulfonylurea receptors: Separable domains of the regulatory subunits of KATP channel isoforms are required for selective interaction with K+ channel openers. J Biol Chem (Accelerated Publication). 2000. 275: 717-720.


Babenko A. P.*, Gonzalez G., Bryan J. The tolbutamide site of SUR1 and a mechanism for its functional coupling to KATP channel closure. FEBS Letters (cover featured). 1999. 459: 367-376.


Sharma, N., Crane A., Clement IV J. P., Gonzalez G., Babenko A. P., Bryan J, Aguilar-Bryan L*. The C-terminus of SUR1 is required for trafficking of KATP channels. J Biol Chem. 1999. 274: 20628-20632.


Babenko A. P.*, Gonzalez G., Bryan J. Two regions of SUR specify the spontaneous bursting and ATP-inhibition of KATP channel isoforms. J Biol Chem. 1999. 274: 11587-11592.


Babenko A. P.*, Gonzalez G., Aguilar-Bryan L., Bryan J. Sulfonylurea receptors set the maximal open probability, ATP-sensitivity and plasma membrane density of KATP channels. FEBS Letters. 1999. 445: 131-136.


Babenko A. P.*, Gonzalez G., Bryan J. The N-terminus of KIR6.2 limits spontaneous bursting and modulates the ATP-inhibition of KATP channels. Biochem Biophys Research Communications. 1999. 255: 231-238.


Babenko A. P., Aguilar-Bryan L., Bryan J. A view of SUR/KIR6.X, KATP channels. Annu Rev Physiol. 1998. 60: 667-687.


Babenko A. P.*, Gonzalez G., Aguilar-Bryan L., Bryan J. Reconstituted human cardiac KATP channels: Functional identity with the native channels from the sarcolemma of human ventricular cells. Circ Res. 1998. 83: 1132-1143.


Aguilar-Bryan L., Clement IV J. P., Gonzalez G., Kunjilwar K., Babenko A. P., Bryan J. Toward understanding the assembly and structure of KATP channels. Physiological Reviews. 1998. 78: 227-245.


Babenko A., Vassort G*. Enhancement of the ATP-sensitive K+ current by extracellular ATP in rat ventricular myocytes: Involvement of adenylyl cyclase-induced subsarcolemmal ATP depletion. Circ Res. 1997. 80: 589-600.


Babenko A. P., Vassort G.* Purinergic facilitation of ATP-sensitive potassium current in rat ventricular myocytes. British J Pharmacol. 1997. 120: 631-638.


Babenko A. P.*, Kazantseva S. T., Samoilov V. O. Adenosine does not play a fundamental role in activation of KATP currents in rat ventricular cardiomyocytes. Biologicheskie Membrany. 1996. 13(1): 19-28.


Babenko A. P.*, Vereninov A. A., Glushankova L. N., Romanova Yu. V. Time course of plasma membrane chloride conductance of Jurkat cells during their osmotic swelling. Cytology. 1995. 37(4): 84.


Babenko A. P.*, Romanove YU. V. Activity of the single voltage-gated potassium channels in human B lymphocytes analyzed under the conditions of intact intracellular milieu. Uspekhi Fiziologicheskikh Nauk. 1994. 25(1): 46.


Babenko A. P.*, Samoilov V. O. Functioning the K+ channels opening in ventricular cardiomyocytes sarcolemma upon hypoxia. Biologicheskie membrany. 1994. 11 (1): 35-44.


Babenko A. P.*, Samoilov V. O., Kazantseva S. T. Potassium channels in the cardiomyocyte sarcolemma: Initial opening under the influence of hypoxia. Basic and Applied Myology. 1992. 2: 317-324.


Babenko A. P.*, Kazantseva S. T., Khavinson V. Kh. Activation of ATP-sensitive K+ channels of cardiomyocytes by endogenous cardiopeptides. Bulleteni Exper Biol Med. 1992. 114: 980-984.


Babenko A. P.* and Cherniakov G. M. The characteristics of the reactions of excitable tissue to combined exposure to microwaves and low-intensity ultrasound. Gig Tr Prof Zabol. 1992. 5: 19-21.


Babenko A. P.*, Samoilov V. O., Kazantseva S. T., Shevchenko Yu. L. ATP-sensitive K+-channels in the human adult ventricular cardiomyocytes membrane. FEBS Letters. 1992. 313: 148-150.


Babenko A. P.* and Samoilov V. O. The reaction to hypoxia of ATP-sensitive K+ channels in rat cardiomyocytes. Fiziol Zh SSSR Im I. M. Sechenova. 1991. 77 (11): 55-59.

Babenko A. P. acknowledges that the first homologous KATP was defined in Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology, not in Nature, and the Nobel-winning "patch-clamp" method was originally described in another "specialized" German journal, Pflügers Archiv.

Babenko A. P. reminds that the retracted Cloning and functional reconstitution of a rat KATP, as well as the similarly artificial and tenure-facilitating Promiscuity of SUR toward inward rectifiers, were delivered in the strikingly similar British.

Book chapters:

Babenko A. P., Sharma N., Aguilar-Bryan L., Gonzalez G., Bryan J. Coupling between SUR1 and KIR6.2 specifies properties of b-cell KATP channels. pp. 44-60 in Molecular Pathogenesis of MODYs, edited by F. M. Matschinsky and M. A. Magnuson. Frontiers in Diabetes. Vol. 15, Karger, Basel, 2000.


Babenko A. P. Testing the adenosine-activatability of the ATP-sensitive potassium (KATP) current in neonatal and adult rat ventricular cardiomyocytes. pp. 322-325. In: Potassium channels in normal and pathological conditions, Eds: Vereecke J., van Bogaert P.P. and Verdonck F. Leuven, University Press, Leuven, 1995.


Samoilov V. O., Babenko A. P., Kazantseva S. T. Heterogeneity of mechanisms of cardiac potassium channels activation under pathophysiological conditions. pp. 146-156. In: Actual Problems of General Toxicology (In Russian). St. Petersburg. 1995.


Babenko A. P., Romanova Yu. V., Babenko I. M., Vereninov A. A. Reaction of ionic permeability of K562 cell plasmalemma on hypotonicity. pp. 21-32. In: Actual Problems of General and Marine Toxicology. MMA, St. Petersburg, 1995.


Babenko A. P., Kazantseva S. T., Romanova Yu. V., Samoilov V. O. Molecular mechanisms of ATP-sensitive potassium channels activation in cardiomyocytes sarcolemma during hypoxia. pp. 24-35. In: Ecological and Physiological Problems of Adaptation (In Russian). Moscow, 1994.


Cherniakov G. M., Korotchkin V. L., Babenko A. P., Bigdai E. V. Responses of biosystems with different level of integrity to low-intensive UHF ratiation. pp. 140-167 in: Millimeter Waves in Medicine and Biology (In Russian). Moscow, 1989.

Selected abstracts in refereed journals (*THE CORRESPONDING AUTHOR):

Babenko A. P.* and Vaxillaire M. The predominant mechanisms of pathogenic hyperactivity of mutant ABCC8/KCNJ11-coded KATP channels. Biophys J. 2011. 96(1) Pt. 2: on-line.

Babenko A. P.* Diabetogenic ABCC8/KCNJ11: Mechanisms to personalized treatment. Basic and Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology. In press.

Babenko A. P.* How do mutations in M0 of KCNJ11 produce diabetes? Biophys J. 2010. 95(1) Pt. 2: on-line.

Babenko A. P.* How do mutations in the L0-linker of ABCC8 produce neonatal diabetes? Biophys J. 2009. 94(1) Pt. 2: on-line.                                                                        

Babenko A. P.* and Zhao G. Mechanisms of IKATP hyperactivation by diabetogenic mutations in SUR1. Biophys J. 2007. 92(1) Pt. 2: on-line.                                                                        


Babenko A. P.* and Zhao G. KIR6.2X59 clarify the gating mechanism in intact and DEND KATP channels. Biophys J. 2006. 90(1) Pt. 2: on-line.


Babenko A. P.* The open time of KATP pore logarithms its gatekeepers-dependent burst time via “one way” coupling mechanism. Biophys J. 2005. 88(1) Pt. 2: 177a.


Babenko A. P.* and Bryan, J. Mini-KATP reveal a novel gatekeeper for long K+ pores. Biophys J. 2004. 86(1) Pt. 2: 177a.


Babenko A. P.* and Bryan, J. Studies on cloned human KCNJ8: Lessons about KNDP vs classic, hybrid, and “mitochondrial KATP“ channels. Circulation. 2003. On-line.


Babenko A. P.* and Bryan, J. TMD0-L0 links the SUR ATP-binding core to the KATP pore. FASEB J. 2003. 17: 369.11.


Babenko A. P.* and Bryan, J. Kir6.0/SUR interactions stabilizing closed KATP channels. Biophys J. 2003. 84(2) Pt. 2: 81A.


Babenko A. P.*, Crane A., Vila-Carriles, W., Aguilar-Bryan, L., Bryan, J. Interactions of the 2nd generation sulfonylureas with KATP channels. The Pharmacologist. 2002. 44: A189.


Babenko A. P. * and Bryan J. Can heteromultimerization of KIR6.0 subunits up-regulate KATP channel activity in vivo? Biophys J. 2002. 82(1) Pt. 2: 181A.


Babenko A. P.* Perturbations of KIR6.0/SUR questioning the interburst closed state-delimited binding of ATP to KATP channels. Biophys J. 2001. 80(1) Pt. 2: 625A.


Babenko A. P.* and Bryan J. The ATP-inhibitory gating machinery is conserved in KATP, KNDP, and all possible hybrid KIR6.0/SUR4 channels. Biophys J. 2001. 80(1) Pt. 2: 512A.


Babenko A. P.* and Bryan J. Functional topology of the regulatory subunits of KATP channels. Biophys J. 2000. 78(1) Pt. 2: 463A.


Babenko A. P.*, Gonzalez, G., Bryan J. The mechanism of high-affinity sulfonylurea-inhibition of (SUR1/KIR6.2)4 channels: Uncovering functional coupling between the regulatory and pore forming subunits in KATP channel gating. The Physiologist. 1999. 42(4): A2.


Babenko A. P.*, Bryan J. KIR6.2 and sulfonylurea receptors share determinants of ATP inhibitory gating of KATP channels. Biophys J. 1999. 76(2): A14.


Babenko A. P.*, Gonzalez, G., Aguilar-Bryan, L., Bryan J. Reconstituted human cardiac ATP-sensitive K+ channel: Functional identity with the native channels in human ventricular cells. Journal of The American College of Cardiology. 1998. 31(5); Supplement C: 108C.


Babenko A. P.* and Bryan J. What have we learned from C-terminus truncated KIR6.2 channels? Biophys J. 1998. 74(2): A114.


Babenko A. P.* and Vassort G. Agonist-independent, GTP-induced stimulation of cardiac KATP channels. Biophys J. 1997. 72(2): A249.


Babenko A. P.* and Vassort G. P2-purinoceptors-mediated enhancement of cardiac ATP-sensitive K+ channel (KATP) current. Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 1996. 65(1): 89.


Babenko A. P.* and Vassort G. Can cytoskeleton actin stabilization and tyrosine kinase inhibition affect cardiac KATP channels run-down and reactivation by MgATP in inside-out membrane fragments?  Biophys J. 1996. 70(2): A398.


Babenko A. P.*, Romanova Yu. V., Vereninov A. A., Glushankova L. N.  Time course of plasma membrane chloride conductance  (gCl-) in Jurkat cells during osmotic swelling at cytoplasm preservation. FASEB Journal. 1995. 9(3): A389.


Samoilov V. O., Babenko A. P.*, Kazantseva S. T. Modulation of cardiac glibenclamide-sensitive K+ currents during metabolic inhibition: Perforated patch-clamp study. FASEB Journal. 1995. 9(3): A388.


Babenko A. P.*, Kazantseva S. T., Samoilov V. O. Adenosine-triphosphate-sensitive potassium channels do not play a fundamental role in adenosine-activated potassium currents in rat and human cardiomyocytes. Drug Dev Res. 1994. 31 (4): P32.


Babenko A. P.*, Kazantseva S. T., Samoilov V. O. Does adenosine activate ATP-sensitive potassium currents in neonatal and adult ventricular cardiomyocytes? Cell Biology International. 1994. 18 (5): 404.

Babenko A. P. shared as many as possible of his personal discoveries and turned-to-be-true predictions using as few as possible gigabits of the public storage called pubmed. 

Babenko A. P. never submitted to any Editor looking for anything that will "go viral" to increase the visibility of the publisher.

Babenko A. P. emphasizes that a scientific research paper must deliver new information, that is defined scientifically as the amount of ambiguity eliminated upon receiving the message. Unfortunately, most of nowadays scientific publications are just messages.


Russian (родной Mother tongue, the richest and the most powerful of all tongues indeed)

Ukrainian (розумію as Father language, which since the Maidan Coup d'état is used to say nothing good)

Latin (limited to what Graduates of Military Academies and Medical and Law Schools use to be laconic)

Deutsche Sprache (fergessen, entshuldigen sie mir bitte, but restorable in the Germanistic environment)

Millennial Lexicons, including the World-Wide Wordless one, spread mostly by Gen Y single-fingered typists (an entry level skills) and the other one, spread mostly orally by Millennial pop cuties with an Xtremely limited vocabulary (a deeper level skills sufficient to improve some professional voice-over-translations of interviews by super-neo-liberal bilinguals, like the one in the link above that nobody under 18 should listen to).


Predominantly INTJ-type introversive sanguine choleric; conceptually and critically thinking novelty seeker;  perspective individuum who showed valor, perseverance, zest, integrity, loyalty and forgiveness; modestly opportunistic maximalist; agile, "harnessing slowly to run fast"; unapologetically straightforward; brutally honest; gently sarcastic; safely open-minded; traditionally progressive; contra-neo-liberal; conservatively democratic, despising political correctness; hypocricy-intolerant; patriotically anti-xenophobic cosmopolite, opposing unipolar globalism and respecting any developing state industrialism outperforming any imperial monopolism; selectively eclectic; naturally omnivorous, preferring Mediterranean food, unfiltered Cabernet Sauvignon, and Sauterne for dessert if no White Muscat of the Red Stone is available; middle roast Arabica coffee and black Ceylon tea-requiring Early Owl Chronotype, taking no other stimulant; never-and-nothing-smoking; modestly OD nearsighted, while OS presbiopic, not needing any other prescription; opposing drug advertisement on TV, arm sales to masses, and other only-in-America legalized things; aggressively anti-militaristic follower of dual technologies; religiously atheistic and gnostic; PAS-accepting pro-choice proponent, who self-administered the eventually perfected Variola vera vaccine, got immune to almost everything else on the planet, following the wisdom "everything what does not kill a man only makes him stronger", and gave at least 5 litters of his almost universally receivable blood to save several Rh+ who've learned a few things Gruppa Krovi actually tells us. Andrey Petrovich is an old-fashioned, heterosexual, matriarchal masculinist who carries a few high-penetrance irresistible eye-color polymorphisms and shares that view, yet любит безумно только Свою Избранную с безнадежно-печальными карими очами,


Илона Михайловна Бабенко

Ilona Michailovna Babenko,


born Смагаринская [Smagarinskyon this Record's Year'Aries-Taurus Cuspwho married on the 1st of Tevet, 5751 the irresistible Doctor and Officer, whom she brought down to his left knee, bleeding on 9 roses under Rostral Columnsby falling for him like this, and like this, and like this, and like this, and like this, and even like that not only in and near Piter, Moscow, Sevastopol and Gagra, then USSR, since "everything can be given up for that" man's love from the first moment "... he stepped down, trying not to look long at her, as if she were the sun, yet he saw her, like the sun, even without looking."


B.S./M.Sc. in Biology/Human and Animal Physiology - including Physiology of Lab-related species, e.g. Her Sob - from Saint Petersburg State University. Thesis Study: "Transmembrane redistribution of monovalent cations and changes in ion fluxes through plasma membrane of Jurkat and K562 cells under hypotonia" at the Institute of Cytology RAS (Co-Adviser - Professor of Cell Biology A. A. Vereninov), 1994.



Research Scientist III, University of Washington in Seattle UW Diabetes Research Center, conducting Biomedical Research and Managing Laboratory Оperations. 2022-

Research Scientist II, University of Washington in Seattle (UW) Diabetes and Obesity Center of Excellence directed by Professor M. W. Schwartz, MD. Working with multiple PIs conducting federally and non-federally funded projects on Molecular Mechanisms of Metabolic Disorders, including atherosclerosis, one of the commonest diseases, first modeled and investigated by the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine-deserving Medical Scientist, Military Doctor and State Activist, Academician Nikolay Nikolaevich Anichkov, the Full Professor of her husband's Alma Mater and the Honorary Professor of other World's top Academies and Universities. 2008-22

Research Scientist 2, The UW Department of Medicine, Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition. Mastered in mass spectrometry under the supervision of Dr. T. Vaisar, Ph.D., at the UW Medicine Mass Spectrometry Resource, directed by Professor J. W. Heinecke, M.D., and applied proteomics techniques and  methods of molecular cell biology while working on two NIH-funded basic and translational research projects dealing with apoA-I lipoprotein in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. 2007-8.

Research Assistant II, Section of Cellular Oncology (Chief - Professor W. N. Hittelman, M.D.), Department of Experimental Therapeutics, Division of Medicine, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center (UT MDACC), Houston. Studied Cyclin D1 (CD1) polymorphisms in Barrett’s esophagus/adenocarcinoma. Analyzed CD1 gene amplification in biopsy samples. Developed ecdysone-inducible expression system for CD1 in MCK cells. Tested whether cortactin is a predictor of aggressive phenotype in head and neck cancer. Compared gastrin secretion from different esophageal tumor cell lines using ELISA. Analyzed the hedgehog pathway in esophageal tumor cell lines and effects of bile acids on the hedgehog signaling. Examined Gli-1 and nf-kb activity in anal cancer. 2001-7.

Research Assistant I, Section of Cellular Oncology, Department of Experimental Therapeutics, Division of Medicine, UT MDACC. Optimized ecdysone-inducible expression system for CD1 in WI38SV40 cells. Under Dr. J. G. Izzo, Ph.D., supervision, correlated CD1 polymorphisms and risk of cancer development in the upper aerodigestive tract. 1999–2001.

Research Assistant at the INSERM Unit of Cardiovascular Physiopathology in Montpellier, then directed by Dr. G. Vassort, D.Sc., and Junior Researcher in the Saint Petersburg State Medical University Molecular Cardiology Group, then led by Dr. A. P. Babenko, M.D., Ph.D. Assisted PIs in conducting their International Collaborative Research Projects funded by the National Institute of Health and Medical Research and RFBR. Assisted Dr. M. Puceat, D.Sc., later Director of INSERM Program on Physiopathology of Cardiac Development, in preparing the primary culture of neonatal rat cardiocytes for viral gene transfer, microinjections and electrophysiological studies conducted by Her Beloved, a Visiting Scientist at INSERM, heading his own Lab at SPbGMU, Dr. A. P. Babenko, M.D. Ph.D. The engagement in France was a part-time job, so the young mom was able to fully enjoy life while caring for their petite fille "Kotya" sur la Côte d'Azur . 1995-6.

Research Assistant (part-time to take care of the little Tamara) at the Institute of Cytology RAS National Cell Line Collection, then directed by the President of the European Tissue Culture Society - Russian Branch, Professor of Cell Biology G. P. Pinaev, D.Sc. Cultured various cell types without antibiotic and conducted mycoplasma testing and cytotoxicity studies. Under supervision of Dr. G. G. Poljanskaya, PhD, karyotyped cell lines derived from solid tumors. Using videomicroscopy, spectro-photometry and ion-flux assay, clarified ionic mechanisms of the regulatory volume decrease in lymphoid and myelogenous cell lines, 1994-5.


Proteomics techniques: mass-spectrometry, including ESI and MALDI TOF/Quadrupole MS; Tandem MS; HPLC.

Cell biology techniques: tissue culture, including primary culture of freshly isolated mammalian cardiocytes and human lymphocytes; establishing stable cell lines; determining the growth curve; micromanipulation; Nomarski and fluorescence confocal microscopy; tumor cell invasion (Boyden chamber) and wound healing assays.

Molecular biology and biochemistry techniques: DNA and RNA extraction and electrophoresis; DNA sequencing; single strand conformational polymorphism analysis; PCR, RT-PCR, and Quantitative Real Time PCR; molecular cloning; restriction enzyme digestion and agarose gel analysis; preparation of expression vectors; mini and maxi preparation of cDNA plasmids; Northern and Southern blot; in situ hybridization; siRNA; transfection; immunoprecipitation; protein expression and purification; SDS-PAGE, Western blot.

Immunological methods: immunocytochemistry, immunofluorescence staining, ELISA.


Radioisotope techniques utilizing 32P labeling, scintillation/gamma counting.

Working with human subjects, including blood samples processing and microdissection of biopsy specimens.

Basic veterinary skills, including simple surgery on rodents.

General laboratory skills, including buffer preparation, sterilization, centrifugation, photo-documenting, record keeping, organizing databases, record keeping, etc.



Microsoft Office, ISI ResearchSoft EndNote, Scanning & OCR Software, Jask Paint Shop Pro Soft, Adobe Acrobat, Illustrator, and other Creative Suit Software Tools.

Advanced image analysis software, including MetaMorph Image Analysis (just basic procedures).

Statistical analysis tools, including Splus 45, SPSS, and Microcal Origin Software (basic procedures only).




Maintained records of cell lines and molecular reagents since 1994.

Monitored work flow of laboratory supplies and proper functioning of laboratory equipment since 1994. 

Placed and followed up Repair and Purchase Orders since 2001.

Performed monthly wipe tests and prepared quarterly radiation safety reports for over four years after taking

 a course in Safe Handling of Radioactive Materials in Research and Clinical Laboratories in 2002.

Troubleshooted and optimized PCR, Western blot, immunostaining, and other cell biology assays since 2002.

Supervised three Research Assistants and trained more than ten PhD students in tissue culture, Western blotting and other basic laboratory techniques since 2003.

Assisted PIs in collection and preparation of data for grant applications, manuscripts, and scientific presentations since 2003.

Oversaw the radiation safety in the UT MDACC Section of Cellular Oncology in 2006.

Completed a course in Shipment of Biohazard Materials in 2006.

Coordinated research efforts of technicians from collaborating labs in the US and abroad since 2008.



Assistant Accountant at then Psychiatric Clinic of the USSR Ministry of Health (part time) while attending then Leningrad State University's Faculty of Biology after not being accepted to then Leningrad First State Medical University [due to an insufficiently-high score in Math Test administered by the formerly Women's Medical University's State Examination Commission]. 1987-8.


Русский (нативный);

Française (vivant);

(עברית (אבוד


Cosmétologie and Medical Cosmetology.



Ambiversive and cross-cultural enough to help different Investigators collaborate and raise research funding in RU, EU, US and beyond; able to detect residual traces of fine olfactants, e.g. those distinguishing Chanel No.19 Wearerses from the rest of 51%; capable of analyzing complex taste receptors stimuli including Her Sob's favorite umami, mix up secret souses bringing every other man to his plate, and, after they all release insulin and other hormones, including testosterone, recite by heart something wise to save every one of them from dangerous dreams.



Chait A., den Hartigh L.J., Wang S., Goodspeed L., Babenko I., Altemeier W.A., Vaisar T. 2020. Sci Rep. 10: 10397.

Averill M., Rubinow K.B., Cain K., Wimberger J., Babenko I., Becker J.O., Foster-Schubert K.E., Cummings D.E., Hoofnagle A.N., Vaisar T. Postprandial remodeling of high-density lipoprotein following high saturated fat and high carbohydrate meals. 2020. J Clin Lipidol. 14: 66-76.

Erratum. Urine Complement Proteins and the Risk of Kidney Disease Progression and Mortality in Type 2 Diabetes. 2018. Diabetes Care. 41: 2361-69. Vaisar T, Durbin-Johnson B, Whitlock K, Babenko I, Mehrotra R, Rocke DM, Afkarian M. 2019. Diabetes Care. 42: 1155.

Vaisar T., Durbin-Johnson B., Whitlock K., Babenko I., Mehrotra R., Rocke D.M., Afkarian M. Urine complement proteins and the risk of kidney disease progression and mortality in Type 2 Diabetes. 2018. Diabetes Care41: 2361-69.

Reardon C.A., Lingaraju A., Schoenfelt K.Q., Zhou G., Cui C., Jacobs-El.H., Babenko I., Hoofnagle A., Czyz D., Shuman H., Vaisar T., Becker L. Obesity and insulin resistance promote atherosclerosis through an IFNγ-regulated macrophage protein network. 2018. Cell Rep. 23: 3021-30.

Vaisar T., Tang C., Babenko I., Hutchins P., Wimberger J., Suffredini A.F., Heinecke J.W. Inflammatory remodeling of the HDL proteome impairs cholesterol efflux capacity. 2015. J Lipid Res. 56: 1519-30.

Izzo J. G., Stewar R. J., Wu X., Ensor J., Babenko I. M., Luthra R., Pan J. Y-J., Correa A. M., Swisher S. G., Chao Clifford K. S., Hittelman W. N., and Ajani J. A. Cyclin D1 G/A870 polymorphism with altered protein expression is associated with early age at diagnosis and aggressive clinical biology of esophageal adenocarcinoma. Under resubmission.

Izzo, J. G., Malhotra U., Wu T. T., Ensor J., Babenko I. M., Swisher S. G., Correa A., Gresalier R. S., Hittelman W. N., Ajani J. A. Impact of cyclin D1 A870G polymorphism in Esophageal adenocarcinoma tumorogenesis. 2005. Semin Oncology. 32: Suppl. 9, 11-5.

Pan, J., Ceron T. L., Babenko I. M., Wu T. T., Swicher S., Correa A. M., Ajani J., Hittelman W. N., and Izzo J. G. Cyclin D1 A870G polymorphism is associated with early onset of Barrett’s adenocarcinoma. 2004. Proceedings of the American Association for Cancer Research. 45: 91.

den Hollander P. L. C., Hittelman W. N., Babenko I. M., El-Naggar A. K., Yost R., Lu T., Hong W. K., and Izzo J. G. Cortactin as a molecular predictor of aggressive phenotype in head and neck cancer (HNC). 2003. Proceedings of the American Association for Cancer Research. 44: 879.

Izzo, J. G., Papadimitrakopoulou, V. A., Liu, D. D., den Hollander P. L. C., Babenko I. M., Keck J., El-Naggar A. K., Shin D. M., Lee J. J., Hong W. K., Hittelman W. N. Cyclin D1 genotipe, response to biochemoprevention, and progression rate to upper aerodigestive tract cancer. 2003. Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 95: 198-205.

Izzo, J., Babenko I., den Hollander P., Hong W. K., Hittelman W. N., and Papadimitrakopoulou, V. A. Cyclin D1 Genotypes: Impact on expression and risk of cancer development in the upper aero-digestive tract (UADT). 2001. Proceedings of the American Association for Cancer Research. 42: 342.

Babenko A. P., Romanova Yu. V., Babenko I. M., Vereninov A. A. Reaction of ionic permeability of K562 cell plasmalemma on hypotonicity. pp. 21-32. In: Actual Problems of General and Marine Toxicology, MMA, St. Petersburg, 1995.


"Everyone who uses proverbs will quote this one while speaking against you: 'Like mother, like daughter'.'"

Ezekiel 16:44

"He says, he loves my daughter;

I think so too; for never gaz'd the moon

Upon the water, as he'll stand and read,

As 'twere, my daughter's eyes: and, to be plain,

I think, there is not half a kiss to choose,

Who loves another best."

William Shakespeare

"Yes, I do have a beautiful daughter. I also have a gun, a shovel and an alibi.

A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity. It dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path."

- Agatha Christie, who is also liked by the next-Gen Bilingual Krasavitsa, 

Тамара Андреевна Бабенко

Tamara Andreevna Babenko

 unrelated to any Tamara Babenko on any Social Media Panel.

According to Tamara A. Babenko, nicknamed 'Котя' while she was малышка, "there isn't much to ré-sumé about the Gen Y Babenko, yet". So, her PROFILE, called BIODATA in Europe, plus BIONOTES, including Жизненные Истории about the Millennial Hyperthymesic Bilingual Красавицаwill have to suffice.



Bachelor of Science - B.S. in Biology/Physiology from University of Washington in Seattle, WA, 2013


Research Technician, Department of Biology, University of Washington in Seattle, WA, 2013-2014

Working under the supervision of Professor Benjamin D. Hall,

investigated phylogenetic and geographic implications of LTR retrotransposon insertions in the rhododendron genome;

generated 96 sample RAD tag library with Illumina next-generation sequencing;

performed PCR, gel casting, gel electrophoresis, plant DNA extraction, purification and quantitation with Qubit Fluorometer, as well as gel extraction, and cloning;

designed new primers with OLIGO Primer Analysis software;

prepared samples for Sanger sequencing with EXOSAP, Dyeterm, Sephadex;

analyzed sequencing data with Sequencher and SE Align programs;

used NCBI BLAST genome database and Integrative Genomics Viewer genome browser and built phylogenetic trees with FigTree software;

collected, labeled, sorted and organized hundreds of samples in the field and maintained specimens databases in Excel and Google Earth;

created four presentations about my work and delivered talks at lab meetings;

independently trained three student researchers.

Research Scientist, University of Washington in Seattle (UW) Department of Microbiology, Mullins Laboratory for Molecular Retrovirology in the UW Medical Center at South Lake Union in Seattle, WA, 2014-2017 

Working for Dr. James I. Mullins,

identified possible anatomical reservoirs of latent HIV from autopsy samples from various organs of repressed patients using cDNA synthesis, multiplex PCR, ddPCR, preparation for Sanger sequencing, sequence analysis in Geneious software, and online database entry;

carried out Infected Cell Expansion (ICE) experiments to study growth of rCD4+ T cells from HIV+ patients in the presence of ART under various culture conditions and generate cell products to analyze factors contributing to viral latency by conducting negative selection on PBMCs to isolate rCD4+ T cells, analysis of separation using 4 color Flow Cytometry, cell culture in 96 well plates, identification of HIV+ cultures by multiplex qPCR, and freezing cells viably for restimulation experiments;

assessed replication fitness of HIV plasmid by transfection into 293T cells, application of viral stock to PBMCs, collection of supernatants over time, RNA extraction, cDNA synthesis, quantitation of copy number with qPCR, and comparison with controls;

worked with physicians and research coordinator to set up delivery and handling protocols for fresh BALF (bronchoalveolar lavage fluid) and GALT (gastrointestinal associated lymphoid tissue) samples from HIV+ patients at the AIDS Clinical Trails Unit;

optimized procedure for BALF and GALT processing and T cell extraction and sorting;

regularly processed fresh blood and plasma from HIV+ patients and extracted PBMCs;

oversaw HIV repository of many thousands of samples in dozens of -80°C and liquid nitrogen freezers; maintained associated database (Viroverse); fulfilled sample requests from clinical research coordinators and researchers from across the country;

presented own work, HIV biology concepts and research papers at lab meetings and provided data for grant proposals, publications and presentations at international research meetings.

Senior Clinical Research Coordinator at Cardiovascular Imaging Research Center (CIRC) in the Department of Radiology of Harvard Medical School (HMS) - Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Boston, MA, 2019-20

Managed the Diagnostic Core Lab for the PROspective Multicenter Imaging Study for Evaluation of Chest Pain (PROMISE) sponsored by Duke University, NHLBICIRC.

Designed data collection forms/electronic case report forms, data management plan, data cleaning and data corrections for research study protocols.

Created timeline and assigned work to Research Fellows to keep project deliverables on time.

Presented weekly progress updates at internal meetings and to outside collaborators.

Functioned as the HR and Administrative Coordinator for CIRC.

Onboarded and offboarded Research fellows and staff and submitted Visa applications.

Supervised Director’s Staff Assistant.

Participated in interviewing and hiring of new staff.

Organized and conducted CIRC program meetings creating agendas and minutes.

Created computer inventory, program social media account, and updated website.

Maintained appropriate GCP / CITI, study-specific and other required trainings for all faculty and staff participating in clinical trials activities. Ensured training for all relevant staff was up to date and in compliance.

Assisted Research Fellows and PIs with manuscript submission.

Clinical Research Program/Project Manager at MGH/HMS, Boston, MA. 2020-22

Managed Several Clinical Research Studies at CIRC.

Senior Clinical Research Program/Project Manager at MGH/HMS, Boston, MA. 2022

Was CT Core Lab Manager for three studies:

1. Phase IIB Parallel group Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of MEDI6570 in Participants with a Prior Myocardial Infarction (GOLDILOX) sponsored by AstraZeneca;

2. Phase III, prospective, open-label, multicenter study of [15-O]-H2O injection for PET imaging of subjects with suspected CAD (RAPID-WATER-FLOW) sponsored by MedTrace Pharma A/S;

3. RO1 Research Project: Epidemiology of coronary artery disease among people with HIV in rural sub-Saharan Africa sponsored by NHLBI;

Directly supervised five Clinical Research Coordinators and Grants Administrator in addition to managing and coordinating team of Radiologists to meet project goals.

Served as primary contact and foster outstanding relationships with trial sponsors, CROs and sites both domestic and international.

Performed quantitative analysis, summarize trial progress in detailed monthly reports for trial sponsors, give study updates at central meetings with a variety of stakeholders.

Planned for appropriate and cost-effective resource allocation to meet project budgets.

Imaging Operations Manager at REGENERON. 2022- 


Trained in Radiation Safety and certified to work in the Biological Safety Level 2 (CDC BSL-2) Environment.


Hospital Escort in the UW Medical Center, Seattle, WA, 2009-2011

Volunteered 300 hours guiding visitors and patients and assisting nurses in moving patients in beds;

transported sensitive equipment, paperwork, and medical laboratory samples. 

Peer Teaching Assistant in the UW Department of Biology, 2013

Helped Graduate Teaching Assistant in Ecophysiology course;

organized, set up, and cleaned up lab sessions;

operated and taught students to use photosynthesis machines.

Laboratory Aide at the Clinical Cytogenetics and Genomics Laboratory in the UW Departmnet of Pathology, 2014

Working under Dr. Yajuan Liu,

assisted three Clinical Laboratory Scientists with testing prenatal, postnatal, and neoplasia patient samples by quantitating DNA with Qubit Fluorometer and NanoDrop 2000, running precast gels, and scraping FFPE slides;

extracted DNA from human amniotic fluid and muscle with different protocols to determine which yielded optimal DNA concentrations;

did array comparative genomic hybridization (aCGH) with resulting samples and analyzed results with Agilent CytoGenomics software;

tested protocol for reusing aCGH slides for research purposes.



Native or bilingual proficiency



Native or bilingual proficiency



Limited working proficiency



ESL Teacher, New American Center, Lynn, MA, 2012

Assisted paid teacher and taught classes of 5-15 adult students at a community center for refugees and immigrants.


ESL Teacher, DOX Conversation Course in Cabo Frio, RJ, Brazil, 2017   

Created lesson plans and taught classes of 5-15 students (teenagers and adults) in a private English school.



High Altitude Hiking and Mountaineering

Completed a Hiking Tour of Himalayas, reaching the Everest Base Camp, and climbed over 6000 m AMSL sans O2.

Certified Open Water Diving

50+ Scuba Dives in South China Sea and other Aquatoria full of dangers.

International Moto-Crossing

Prepared for the Dakar's Toughest Class

Horse Riding aka Horseback Riding

 that is not Riding a Hobby-Horse aka Hobby-Horsing

Photo Shooting

using equipment suitable for high-power, high-speed aerial shooting.

Recreational Paragliding

Flew with an ex-Military Instructor over a few countries where aerial shooting was prohibited.

Additional Skills of Adventurous Professional 

Available upon request.


Cycling q8h till her 
is needed;

Practicing yoga qd;

 qod hs 
playfulness-promoting MP4s, 
like this oneand playing statim with romantic favorites qs;

Blending qw a few litres of healthy soups from 
natural ingredients before they're e
radicated by Monsanto, acquired by the Chemical Giant Bayer;

at least once a month 
with the grand culinary master Ya-Ya 
to taste something delicious and healthy, while living in the States with the 
FDA-approved tasteless 
food, supplemented with synthetic compounds, causing nutritional addiction

Meeting quadrenially, on empty stomach only, the next Change-promising Presidential Candidates, partying with their
logorrhea-loving brainwashed 
comrades, false prediction makers, biased report producers, corrupt cor
porate news fabricators, 
propaganda TV correspondents, viral fake deliverers, and other social media specialists, altogether re-playing 'Gen', 'Gender', 'Sex', 'Race', 'Religion', 'Culture', 'Exceptionalism'
and 'The Russian Threat' Cards in Billion$-wasting Electoral Games, which typically start with a 'Joker' on a famous EDUcational Arena, e.g. this one, built for 'American Gladiators' who are admitted to colleges to enrich their owners using masses of their compatriots addicted to Hot Dogs and Coca Cola over American Sports;

drinks the cheapest 
Aqua, watches the World's Grandest Sceneries, and shoots their greatest parts using the most advanced telephoto equipment, while Millennial Travelesses take Phony pics of themselves 
in tights and without them, 
avant et après silico-augmentation of their parts,
with pets and new-
diabetogenic drinks for fitness clubs
, then digitally enhancing or deeper faking the selfies, sharing the final fakes with other fackbooked, and, finally, monitoring 
if they are liked by others addicted to Phony
recorders of words, fingerprints, palm veins, irises, and whole faces, not feces, yet, that could be the next breakthrough for the next-gen bio-identification and that should be managed by the next-Gen plagiarists-dropouts selling the privacy of the tracked. On her hiking missions
bringing down bodybuilders, La Petite Athleta likes to face
 at least one >8 cm-taller, 0.8 BMI-lower, professionally educated, bilingual, gently sarcastic классный парень carrying her aqua and gear, so she can smile like on this photo

at any altitude under the Sun, and feel like imaged below after the sun goes down and Cosmic Games begin!

Жизненные Истории about 'Kotya 8080'
For Truth-seeking Eyes Only
                                                                                                                                                                                       "Устами Младенца Истина глаголет["Puer Semper dicere Verum"/"The Child always tells the Truth"].                      Adding fantasies to My Life Story would not make it even a bit more fantastic." - 'Kotya 8080'

"The more a daughter knows the details of her mother's life, the stronger the daughter." - Anita Diamant

Младенец was conceived in Xtacy  not a paintable, sculptable, filmable or gifable act  under the sub-micron electromagnetic wave-disseminating Waning Gibbous, in the absence of the would-be-interfering USSR-made EMW source. The act of love was witnessed by two next brightest objects in the lover's hyperadrenergic mind-blowing night sky, the Mars-opposing Mиp and Magellan-meeting Venus, both above the Cicada Song-echoing Hellenic ruins near the Russian Aquatory-guarding citadel under Andreevsky flag. The Wonder-Child, created precisely at 00:08:08 after the midnightwas named Тамара not after the ancient Queen, but in memory of the child's maternal grandmother, a beautiful yet unbelievably strong woman who stoically succumbed to an in-curable brain neoplasia, at 41, sacredly like Alcestis, after asking her sole son, then a Freshman/Cadet of the formerly Imperial Medical Academy in Sankt-Peterburg, to "become α Man, conquer a Disease, surrender to Bellissima, and create with her at least one Krasavitsa with our grey-blue eyes".

The so-created [сотворенная] Tamara Andreevnanicknamed "КOTЯ" The Nocturnal Creature with Iris Color SNPs originating from a man who loved in a coastal cave, was born not under a palm tree but in Ott Institute soon after the Russian Tamara's Day and timely for the Great Victory Celebration, with Yeux Revolver firing from under 8+mm-cils épais, inherited from her Mom, the Killing Beauty without the distichiasis mutation.

Before The Well Born to the youngest Faculty Scientist of the greatest Imperial Academy grew up enough to handle the Truth instead of Мурзилка, the pro-Western oligarchs-backed post-Coup d'État "Perevorot" had ended the Era of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, called The Evil USSR Empire only by brainwashed Westerners. At that tragic moment in the World History, the Babenko who disliked the dissolution, dissection, and sale of their Father/Mother-land by Yeltsin The Alcoholic et al Criminals supported by the U.S., decided to follow the old tradition of the Great Intelligency and moved to Côte d'Azure of then free (not under Districts of Columbia and Brussels) République Française, which was providing not only jobs in Academic yet well- funded Biomedical Research Institutes, but also free yet superb child care, health services and other great non-privatized-for-profit things, which nowadays Frenchmen can only dream about. In that pre-EU France, La Princesse Petite spent some time in l'école maternelle to pick up the Language of Diplomats and let her creators focus on research at the INSERM in Montpellier, the hometown of the oldest Faculté de Médecine, where A. Loubatières et colaborants have discovered the hypoglicaemic action of sulfonamides, closing her creator's favorite, first reported in Deutsch, Kanäle, enabling the treatment of billions with Diabetes mellitus, linked to cardiovascular and other commonest "metabolic disorders" of now-not-only-Western Civilization.

The next Tamara-remembered Bio-Event took place on the night when la petite Toma was finally conditioned to try 0.8 g of Napoleon's favorite Époisses hated by trepanated Kutuzov and decide whose side she is on. That night, Son Pèpe, a brave Commander of Russian Medical Troops in Reserve in France, returned home from his Research Lab's battlefield early, at 23:59, but without the promised ultimate gastro-educational test sample, and announced: "ATP-inhibited pore-forming and sulfonylurea-binding subunits of our tetra-hetero-dimeric KATP have been cloned in the Land of the Rising Sun and the Lone Star State, but the HHMI-funded Oregonians and Oxfordians sold PCR-cloned homolog of GIRK1 as the dearest-to-my-heart cardiac KATP to the top British magazinebefore Krapivinsky with Clapham presented their prove that the homolog is just another subunit of heteromeric G-protein-gated K+  channels." And Son Pèpe added a few more words in the Mother-Russian, which his daughter can't recall. The 5 year-old girl didn't understand why or how this announcement should affect her life, but her 19 years-older Mama, fearlessly wearing Chanel No.19 instead of Son Mari-prescribed Magie Noire, muted the last hit of Mylène Farmer, played instead of her 5 year-older Муж-recommended Edith Piaf's song, and whispered: "Adieu la vie en rose." For that, Kotya's Creator gave  His Goddess a long French Kiss and whispered in her divinely beautiful, arousing him more than any music, ear: "Quand c'est moi le soldat... à la guerre comme à la guerre", the only maxim in French he knew at that moment. And so, by the next tu fais le pont, his French-speaking Prima Donna с по-Русски печальными карими глазами has finished loading her leurprêt-à-a-porter in between 'FRAGILE'-marked boxes labeled 'Babenko Lab Instruments', 'Kotya's  Toys', 'Dom Perignon 1988 for Joe [Bryan]' ,and '8 Oz from the Heart of Paris for Joe's Compañera [Lydia Aguilar] and their Cosita [Joanna]', dispatched КOTЯ to her grandparents in Saint-Petersburg, RU, "for an unplanned Winter Break", toured with her 'Andre Coulomb' Alps-Provence and Chamonix in a just-few-month-earlier-purchased Clio Sport while awaiting their expedited HB Visas, received them from the Russian Consul in Marseille, returned to Montpellier, finished all bottles of superb yet then affordable local Cabernet Sauvignon on their appartements véranda, offering a panorama with a few ancient cathedrals on Mont Pelé background, organized the warmest Farewell Party for the best French Cardiac Cellular Physiologists around the never-affordable Kamchatka Crab meat, left "Je désolé" with un Gros Bisou to the most charming Guy, surnamed Vassort, at Aéroport de Montpellier–Méditerranée, and crossed her Rubicon, the Atlantic, with Andrei Pseudosurnamed Bolkonsky, signing 'АПБ' in his Passeports.

A few days later, Котенька and her grandparents in Санкт-Петербург had received the longest-distance call from Илоночка who reported that Houston has an infinitely larger number of morbidly obese, riding trucks, originally designed for transporting 2 cows or 1 horse plus 2 Mastiffs, through the flat flooded terra, with the overfull stinky Canalization Canal in place of a river. But "The Ice" in Houston's Galleria, offering bikinis with Siberian Sable fur, is good to skate, and 1 TX Stake is enough to feed Sob, Koshechka and Kotya for 2 weeks. In 2 weeks, the latter meat lover has finished tasting every possible Salami, as well as Caviar, from Eliseyev Emporium, thus nearly bankrupting her most loved grandparent Dyudya, and jumped on a Lufthansa's Airbus to Charles de Gaulle International, where, despite her perfect landing, she declined a 'Welcome back' pack of Fromage, thus shocking Her Accompanying Stewardess, and took a bigger Airbus to Bush Intercontinental.

While Tamara opened her mouth in 100 ºF-hot, 100%-humid Houston to complain about its non-Medi-terra- nean climate, her sweating Daddy, already transliterated as Andrey and re-assembling 18/7 his lab system for advanced analysis of pA currents through the most complex recombinant ion-conducting heteromultimers in the World's Largest Medical Center, growled: "Quiet. Neither Andrei Dmitrievich Sakharov, a Sugar-sweet Man who has beaten all the U.S. Government-bought Nuclear Nobelists, nor Sergei Pavlovich Korolev, literally the King of Rocketry, assembled and tested their biggest things in Nice places." So, his "European Princess no more" quietly entered the air-conditioned Elementary "Leaving no child behind" (according to a huge banner hanged over a small note asking not to bring automatic weapons inside the school building). But apres a few days there, Tamara opened her mouth and said something in Americano. She was urgently tested, and trans-ferred to the top Vanguard G/T School, T. H. Rogers. There Tamara did something more and get on the Duke University's Gifted/Talented Children List. And upon moving up to T.H.R. Middle, she started reporting for her school newspaper Rampage and soon won the Silver Key in a Scholastic Writing Competition at the city level. But as the Golden Key, made in China from a rapidly deteriorating yellow plastic, went to her classmate who left China before picking up Mandarin, Tamara realized it's time to re-focus on something more challenging and satisfying than Creative Writing in American for American Awards. She began helping deaf and multiply impaired children enter the T.H.R. Special Education. That's when she realized that, indeed, nothing is more important for humanity than Human Health, and nothing is more noble than finding a cure for still incurable.

While in eighth gradethe Green Card-holding girl became a Junior Member of the National Honor Society, believing this will help her get into a top preparatory school and then to a pre-Med program-offering college. But while interviewed in such a school, she realized that her interviewers are interested mostly in how much her family could give to the establishment directly and via its affiliated church. So, the fast-thinking Blue-eyed Angel immediately confessed that her weekly allowance is zero penny and that she has spent her 50 State Quarters on the Special Edition of The Da Vinci Code, thus she can give nada to the followers of those who religiously burned Slavic baby boys while trying to conquer her grand-grand-grand-grand-grand-grand-grand-grand-grand-grand-grand-grand-grand-grand-grand-mother-and-father-land, tortured and crucified countless natives during that church-supported crusades including transoceanic colonization expeditions, drowned all waterboarding-resisting "witches" in the Thirteen Colonies after burning alive Giordano Bruno and many other Greatest Minds while trying to annihilate not only scientific but any free thinking in the Old World, and blessed many other horrible acts in the name of a presumably existing man reportedly sold for 30 pieces of silver to an ancient security service thus opening the Era of clandestine vaults, including such in Vatican that accepted gold from dental crowns, extracted by many hiding in nice places without extradition for "political refugees" and their God-blessed Freedom Fighters and Warriors at their Freedom-giving Arbeit concentration camps. Not surprisingly, t
he church-supported Education Masters shepherding Children of the Houston's Elite, including Juniors of Enron
's Criminal Execs, Oil
Moguls cooperating with the CIA Special Operation Assassins, and others, all taught in similar schools "don't steal, don't kill, and so on", instantly lost interest in "such a heretic and venomous girl". Thanks to God, the "little witch" happily ended up with other critically thinking, atheistic, free-minded, telling what they think, and otherwise "not like true American'' kids in
top Magnet High School, where
she was promptly selected for an International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement Programs, and faithfully 
served as The Three Penny Press Reporter.

Growing as a multilingual, cross-cultural and independently thinking individuumTamara spent all her school breaks traveling mostly the European Part of Eurasia, where she realized that there is no city greater than the City of Peter The Great. 
In the Russia's Imperial Capital, called by Russians "Piter", 
Tamara lived immersed in the richest Literary Language and the most complex Eurasian Culture while constantly surrounded by the World's Greatest Masterpieces of Architecture, Sculpture and every other form of Art. In its Hermitage, exempli gratia, she saw collections of paintings by French Impressionists that rivaled those she admired in Louvre and d'Orsay. In Mariinsky Theatre, she was astonished, again and again, by the grace and strength of the World's Greatest
Ballerinas. And it was in the City-Hero of Her Birth, then Leningrad, where she felt in a platonic love with the most heroic figure skater of her time, and got deeply interested in that challenging and elegant sport.
On one of her busiest educational summer trips, Tamara visited Harvard Medical School,
 her parent's Almae Matreset Karolinska Institutet. During that trip, she realized that she's dreaming of a noble career in Medical Research. And 
after exploring other greatest educational and cultural centers in the US and EU, she went to Turkey, Cyprus, and several other terras of the Old World. So, before entering the high school the Gen Y Travelessa has already learned how magnificent in its diversity the world around the US is, and how nationalistic are The People shouting "God, bless America!" while their militaristic, neocolonial oligarchy-serving, government is sending ships, 
planes and troops 
to destroy 
different Nations 
for the superprofit of "Exceptional" American Clans, brain-washing masses 
via their Corrupt Corporate News in English, like CNN and the UK's DoD-founded BBC. After living on both sides of the globe, she learned to distinguish direct Democratic Elections from Electoral Farce Battles between Super-delegated Donkey and similarly tri-colored Elephant, co-performing to keep Oligarchy americana, the deadliest Parasite of all, spreading toward a few remaining Sovereign Nations. After living in all three Unions, The Child of The World has learned to separate patriotism that unites people of a sovereign nation against a super-aggressor from the militaristic nationalism that produces "Exceptional" and "Superior" like Nazi. Above all, she learned to cherish Mиp, in the Language of Tolstoy meaning both, World and Peace. So educated and enlightened, the progeny of просвещённых was eager to leave the uniformly Red State with the Big Petrodollar-poisoned environment and struggling NASA Center.

The opportunity to escape from the Lone Star State came soon after the record-breaking flooding of Texas Medical Center and Separation of its Baylor College of Medicine from its Methodist Hospital that found Weill Medical College in the not-yet-under-the-water NYC. 
Instead of continuing sweating in the State of George The IIND Supremely Appointed to continue the mission of killing for oil and doing other outrageous things in cooperation with then the 
British Petroleum-installed Premier Minister BLair, Tamara's parents accepted better
offers from the Emerald City in
the State named after the
first and only Nonpartisan President of the United States. In WA, 
she got in 
located in the middle of the line connecting the Primary Estates of Gates and Allen Families, and 
was rapidly naturalized under her father's middle and last 
not changed even a bit to something more Western like Peterson or Babenhoff in 
the process of getting her next Passeport. T
he Russo-American Tamara Andreevna Babenko became a National Honor Society Scholar before most of her American-born classmates did, completed an AP program that many of them from "really well-doing" families attended to get into an Ivy of their choice, led the MIHS International Club they skipped in favor of American VIP Clubs, took the UW Chemistry Courses that they found too challenging, volunteered for the UW Medical Center, which they found "too boring", photo-documented medi
cinal flora of the Pacific Northwest, which they called "a stupid waste of time since one can easily buy and test all sorts of marijuana essentially legalized in Washington", and
dosed caffeine for
Starbucks during night shifts to pay for her yoga class while rich Boys & Girls were overdosing something more hyper-stimulating at nightclubs they paid for from their parents accounts
. But after all that, "
such a greatly educated, hard 
multilingual, open-minded, and otherwise outstanding girl" has not been selected for the Duke's pre-Med program, since 
er Interviewer, an emancipated American-born woman who
agreed with the outstanding Interviewed on the importance of providing equal opportunities to every equally deserving girl without the private University endowment-enlarging parents,
conservatively picked-up one Jr. of one Mr. Rich who was conducting super-profitable bail-out-ED financial operations via a to-large-to-brake bank creating fake accounts in the >98%-White King County with an Exemplary Real Estate Mortgage Bubble. While the rejected girl came home, her father turned off CNN, transmitting the next speech for the next Oligarchy-picked US-born-to-play-their-President, and said with a smile: " 'Yes we can' not go this way. '
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Disillusioned about America under either color's leader one year before the "unexpected" loss of the Bush Clan-backed, 
Clinton Clan Campaign, the young lady responded swiftly "in-kind". She turned down all Second Choice, aka Plan B, Admission Offers from equally hardly-affordable private colleges with pre-Med programs, overbooked by JRs of equally rich practitioners of Health Care and related Industries, accepted an admission offer from the UW Honors Program, earned BS in Biology/Physiology from the top Public Ivy, worked for a year as a laboratory technician at the UW Genenic Sciences under the supervision of its legendary Professor Benjamin D. Hall
to help 
fight human immunodeficiency that kills mostly poor in the Developing World.

After working, not playing, in the Emerald City's UW Medical Center at South Lake Union, and touring the SE Asia and South America
for a couple of years,
 Русоволосая Серо-Голубоглазая Красавица has re-entered the aerospace over the East Shore of the Ununited States with not all Russian Diplomatic Missions closed  to take a job at 
the Massachusetts General Hospital, 
the premier teaching and training non-profit Clinical Research Organization for Harvard Medical School... 

responsible for onboarding research fellows and staff, and solving Human Resources' administrative issues (for example, serving as CIRS's COVID Officer), Tamara Andreevna 
is deciding what she wants to do next. Does she still want to continue studying
there or master at Harvard, or learn at a less googled place full of brilliant guys working on the most challenging Biomedical Problems on Earth and beyond, e.g. like this one
, without taking any off-shored money from guys like 
real Break-through, bringing up the cure to many still incurable worldwide? Does she also want to bring down to his left knee a Gen Y Болконский, ready to die for her smile, like this one, and then surrender to him like Княгиня Ольга, walk with him down the aisle like Tsarevna to Ruslan and Lyudmila, recess like Empress Елизавета under 
Solemn March at her favorite
and then go party 
a place like this one
 like only true Russians can
? And does 
she finally want to deliver two grey-blue-eyed Alphas, ...... and ........., to finally bring her creator down tо both his knees before Her - His Чадо - 
with his eyes full of joyful tears

To be continued... 



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