Alexander “Sasha” Kagansky Biography, Alexander “Sasha” Kagansky Wiki
Alexander “Sasha” Kagansky was a prominent Russian scientist who was working on a COVID-19 vaccine when he was found dead with a stab wound. The New York Post reported his body was found on the street outside his bedroom window in Russia.
According to his online profile, Kagansky was an assistant professor in Vladivostok. He spent 13 years working in Edinburgh, Scotland and ended in 2017. Finally, he was working as the director of the Genomics and Regenerative Medicine Center at the Russian Far Eastern Federal University.
Kovid-19’a karşı aşı üzerinde çalışan bilim adamı Alexander Kagansky, Rusya St. Petersburg’da şüpheli şekilde ölü bulundu. pic.twitter.com/MILE2Meyin
— Komplo Teorileri (@thecomplotheory) December 20, 2020
Russian police question a 45-year-old man as a possible suspect in Kagansky’s death. The New York Post reported that his death is being investigated as a possible murder. The police believe there may be a fight before Kagansky fell out of his bedroom window.
An unidentified source told e2news.com that a 45-year-old biologist visited a friend in the building.
According to the Jewish press, a neighbor found Kagansky’s body. Kagansky lived in a 16-story building in the Kalininsky district of St. Petersburg. His body was found on Zamshin Street. The police learned that he had fallen from the 14th floor window the day before.
According to his profile on the Global Young Academy website, Kagansky was the Director of the Genomic and Regenerative Medicine Center of the Far Eastern Federal University School of Biomedicine in Vladivostok, Russia. His research focused on understanding diseases and cancer research at the molecular level. His work has been described as “crucial to the future of molecular medicine.”
His profile says:
Alexander (Sasha) Kagansky is Director of the Genomics and Regenerative Medicine Center of the Far Eastern Federal University School of Biomedicine in Vladivostok, Russia. The research at its center aims to understand the molecular basis of cell fate in normal cells and diseases, to find ways to cure cancer and regenerate tissues, which will be crucial to drug discovery and the future of molecular medicine. He combines genetics, synthetic biology, biochemistry and proteomics in his work. Before becoming Prime Fellow of the University of Edinburgh, Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine, MRC Human Genetics Unit and leading research at the Synthetic Epigenetics Laboratory. Sasha worked as a postdoctoral research fellow (Robin Allshire lab until 2010) and then senior research fellow (Bill Earnshaw lab) at the University of Edinburgh’s Wellcome Trust Center for Cell Biology in 2005 – 2012. He received his doctorate degree. PhD in Molecular Biology in 2004 after spending 3 years at the US National Institutes of Health. In 1998, he received a master’s degree in Biophysics from St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University in Russia. Besides research in the laboratory, Sasha Kagansky regularly organizes public participation of science events for different target groups: artists, primary school children and the general public, leading to new collaborations between scientists and artists in different parts of the world. In 1991, he became the first Russian delegate to the European Youth Parliament. He is also a member of the Young Academy of Scotland.
— JewishPress.com (@JewishPress) December 20, 2020
Gio Rodriguez Blanco, a scientist in Edinburgh, Scotland, wrote a tribute to Kagansky according to his Twitter profile.
“RIP Alexander” Sasha “Kagansky,” wrote on Twitter. “A different mind, a unique scientist. I am forever grateful! “