Scientific Degrees

1996 Doctor of Sciences (DSc); Advanced degree in Genetics and Molecular Biology (G.00.03).
1981 PhD in Genetics (03.00.15) Degree of candidate of biological sciences (PhD).
1982 Ass. Professor
2000 Professor

Professional International Registration

European Clinical Laboratory Geneticist registered by European Board of Medical Genetics.

Professional positions

1998 – Present: Director, Center of medical genetics and primary health care
2011 - Present: Head of department of medical genetics of Yerevan state medical university
2000 - Present: Chief specialist of Ministry of Health of Armenia


2009-2011 Head of department of medical genetics, genetic epidemiology and molecular diagnostics, National institute of health,MOH, RA, Armenia
1999 -2009 Professor, Head of department of molecular medicine Yerevan State Medical University
1974-1998 Department of genetics and cytology Junior investigator Senior Investigator Ass.Prof, Professor Yerevan State University

International professional activity

2004- 2008: Expert of CDSP, Council of Europe, Strasbourg:
“CM Document of European Health Committee:Recommendation CM/Rec of the
Committee of Ministers to member states on the impact of genetics on the organization
of healthcare services and training of health professionals”.
2009-2011: Expert of CDSP, Council of Europe, Strasbourg

2004: Fogarty Scholar-in-Residence: Harvard School of Public Health, USA
2006: Fogarty Scholar-in-Residence: Harvard School of Public Health, USA
1994-1999: CNRS fellowships, University Paris YI, France.

Perofessional Memberships

2000-Present: President of Armenian Association of Human Genetics
2000-Present: Member of European Cytogeneticists Association (ECA)
2000-Present: Member of European Society of Human Genetics (ESHG)
2005-Present: Associate Member of Federation of European Biochemical Society (FEBS)
2002-2008 Member of Editorial Board, "Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology"
2005-Present: Member of the International Society for Systemic Auto-Inflammatory Diseases (ISSAID), moderator in molecular diagnostics
2008-Present: Representative of ORPHANET in Armenia
2010-Present: Member of European Molecular Genetics Quality Network (EMQN)
2017: Member of Armenian association of allergology, clinical immunology and medical genetics.
2017: President of National association of rare diseases.


Scientific superviser of 9 Ph.D. students in Genetics
Scientific Adviser of 2 Doctor of Sciences Thesis in Genetics and molecular biology


185 (28 in Armenian Journals)
Knows English, French, Russian languages.

Teaching in Armenian, English, Russian languages.