Main research interests include cell biology and immunology in the context of specific cell-cell interactions and pathological conditions, such as autoimmunity, cancer, and infectious diseases.
Transcriptional regulation in the innate immune system, cell-cell interactions during acute and chronic inflammation.
Education and professional activity
Marina Dukhinova graduated from the Faculty of Biology of Lomonosov Moscow State University. Her research thesis was dedicated to the investigation of the cellular markers of preliminary aging. Marina then moved to Hong Kong, where she studied immune mechanisms of neurodegenerative disorders and received her PhD degree in Biomedical Sciences in 2017. Marina further continued her research work in immunology as a postdoctoral researcher in Hong Kong and in Italy, where her scientific interests were concentrated on antitumor immune responses and their cellular, and molecular mechanisms. Marina is now a postdoctoral researcher at the Laboratory of Experimental Oncology and Immunology of ITMO University’s SCAMT Research Institute.