Graduated with honors from the Department of Mineral Resources of the Faculty of Geology, Leningrad State University (1981-1986). Since 1986 at IPGG of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Candidate dissertation '' Metasomatites of metamorphic complexes of the Karelian block '' (1996), specialty 04.00.08. - petrology, volcanology. Scientific interests: petrology of metamorphic and metasomatic processes, metallogeny of the Precambrian of the Baltic Shield.