Olga Mizenina is a senior research investigator at the Council’s Center for Biomedical Research. She tests the concentration, toxicity, and efficacy of microbicide compounds with the potential to prevent HIV and other sexually transmitted infections.
Before joining the Council in 2011, Mizenina was a senior research associate and laboratory manager, overseeing more than 50 scientists, in the Laboratory of Cellular Physiology and Immunology of Dr. Ralph Steinman, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2011. Earlier, she worked as a research associate in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Chemistry at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
Mizenina shares a patent for enzyme immunoassay using inorganic pyrophosphatase and is a recipient of The Rockefeller University’s Certificate in Clinical and Translational Science. Mizenina holds a PhD in virology from Lomonosov Moscow State University.