Dr. Yuri Voziyanov


Department: Biological Sciences

Phone: 318.257.2694

Fax: 318.257.4574


Office: CTLH 121

Address: 1 Adams Blvd

P.O. Box 3179

Ruston, LA 71272



  • BS/MS Molecular Biology/Genetics, Kiev State University, Kiev, Ukraine 1991
  • PhD Biology, Institute of Molecular Biology & Genetics, Kiev, Ukraine 1996


I am a Professor of Biology in the School of Biological Sciences where I teach upper level classes that describe life at molecular, cellular, and organismal levels. My research laboratory studies gene editing, protein engineering, and aging. Our gene editing efforts focus mainly on correcting genetic defects but we are also interested in being able to rearrange large genome fragments to model some genetic diseases. In these experiments we use several gene editing tools: DNA recombinases and the CRISPR/Cas9 system. In our aging research we want to understand how to eliminate harmful modifications that cells acquire during the aging process to bring cells to their default state thus rejuvenating them.

Research Interests

  • Gene Editing
  • Genome Engineering
  • Protein Engineering
  • Aging

Courses Taught

  • Undergraduate and Graduate Seminars
  • Genetic Engineering and Cell Culture
  • Bacterial Genetics
  • Medical Genetics

Scholarly Activity

Units and Center Appointments

  • School of Biological Sciences
  • Louisiana Tech University Committees
    • IACUC, Member