Dr. Isakova oversees the operations of the Brain Resilience Laboratory and the research projects conducted under the Knight Initiative. She leads the Initiative’s effort in creating a detailed molecular map of human brain aging and identifying physiological pathways of brain resilience.
Alina obtained her B.Sc. in Applied Physics and her M.Sc. in Biophysics from Kharkiv National University, Ukraine. She then pursued her doctoral training in the lab of Professor Bart Deplancke at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, where she earned a Ph.D. in Biotechnology and Bioengineering. Alina has broad expertise in molecular biology, neurosciences, bioengineering and data analysis. Prior to joining the Knight Initiative, Alina did her postdoc with Professor Stephen Quake at Stanford University.