Dr. Nicolai Panikov is an Adjunct Professor at Northeastern University, Boston and San-Diego State University; visiting researcher at Chemical Engineering Department, MIT, Cambridge, MA.
Dr. Nicolai Panikov was Graduated from M.V.Lomonosov Moscow State University with PhD in Microbiology (1976) and DSci degree in Microbiology (1989) with focus on microbial physiology, ecology, environmental science and biotechnology.
Dr. Nicolai Panikov started as research scientist at Moscow University, Department of Soil Biology (1977-1989), Head of Department of Soil Microbiology and Vice-Director of the Sergey Winogradsky Institute of Microbiology Russian Academy of Science (1989-1999). In 1999 immigrated to the United State being invited to join as a faculty (professor) Stevens Institute of Technology, Dept. of Chemical Biology, Hoboken, NJ (1999-2007). Senior researcher and group leader at Dartmouth College, Thayer School of Engineering (2007-2009), research professor at Northeastern University, Dept of Biology and Barnet Institute, Boston (2009-2011), visiting researcher at Harvard School of Public Health, Dept of Immunology & Infect. Diseases, Boston (2012-2015). Dr. Nicolai Panikov is also Principal Investigator and consultant in the Flagship biotech companies Epiva Biosciences, Evelo Biosciences, Seres Health (2012-2016). PI and co-PI of numerous grants from NSF, DOE, NIH; author and co-author of 4 books, and 300 papers and book chapters. Dr. Nicolai Panikov is also a Member of International committees (IGAC, IGBP, ICAR), invited speaker to numerous international conferences. Dr. Nicolai Panikov also teaches Bioprocess Fundamentals, on-ground and on-line courses at Northeastern University, Microbiology lectures and lab at Tufts University and Stevens Institute of Technology, Metabolic Engineering: Dartmouth College, Introductory Biology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry (lectures, labs, recitation).
Enzyme & cell growth kinetics; Upstream and downstream processes (separation, purification); Mathematical modeling of bioprocesses; Human microbiome (oral, gut): isolation and cultivation, microbial probiotics and causative agents of inflammation and colorectal cancer; Proteomics; Genomics; Systems biology; Advanced analytical techniques (HPLC, FTIR, GC-MS); Bioassay; Strain selection and directed evolution; Biosensors, fermentation control.