Biochemistry (Moscow)

, Volume 83, Issue 12–13, pp 1433–1436 | Cite as

Juri Markovich Vasiliev – My Mentor and Friend

  • L. B. MargolisEmail author


This is an overview of the biography and scientific accomplishments of Dr. Juri Vasiliev, an outstanding Russian cell biologist. Ju. M. Vasiliev published seminal papers on carcinogenesis and cytoskeleton of normal and cancer cells. He founded a scientific school and mentored many students that are now occupying leading positions in different laboratories throughout the world.


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    Vasiliev, Ju. M., and Guelstein, V. I. (1963) Sensitivity of normal and neoplastic cells to the damaging action of carcinogenic substances: a review, J. Natl. Cancer Inst., 31, 1123–1151.Google Scholar
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    Vasiliev, Ju. M., and Gelfand, I. (1981) Neoplastic and Normal Cells in Culture, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge; Nauka, Moscow, 1981; Beijing, 1984.Google Scholar
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    Vasiliev, Ju. M., Gelfand, I. M., Domnina, L. V., Ivanova, O. Y., Komm, S. G., and Olshevskaja, L. V. (1970) Effect of colcemid on the locomotory behaviour of fibroblasts, J. Embryol. Exp. Morphol., 24, 625–640.Google Scholar
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    Vasiliev, Ju. M. (1982) Pseudopodial attachment reactions, in Cell Behaviour: A Tribute to Michael Abercrombie (Bellairs, R., Curtis, A., and Dunn, G., eds.), Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 135–158.Google Scholar
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    Bershadsky, A., and Vasiliev, Ju. M. (1988) Cytoskeleton, Plenum Press, NY.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human DevelopmentNational Institutes of HealthBethesdaUSA
  2. 2.Faculty of Bioengineering and BioinformaticsLomonosov Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia

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