Kogan Galina L'vovna | Institute of Molecular Genetics

Academic degree:
Doctor of Philosophy (Biology)

Academic title:
without academic rank

Division of IMG:
Laboratory of biochemical genetics of animals

Deputy Head of Department



Main research interests

Studies of molecular structure and gene expression in eukaryotes. Published over 30 papers.
1997 - 2012.  Studies of molecular evolution and expansion of the X- and Y- chromosome linked testis specific multigene families in the Drosophila melanogaster species subgroup.
2013 – 2015.  Current investigation is focused on the elucidation of the function of the X-linked testis specific multigene family coding variants of subunits of  Nascent polypeptide  Association Complex (NAC) in Drosophila melanogaster.


  1. Коган Г.Л. Гвоздев В.А. Многофункциональный белковый комплекс NAC (nascent      polypeptide associated complex). Молекулярная биология, т.48, N2, 223-231,2014.
  2. Kogan GL, Usakin LA, Ryazansky SS, Gvozdev VA. Expansion and evolution of the X-linked testis specific multigene families in the melanogaster species subgroup. PLoS One. 2012;7(5):e37738. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0037738. Epub 2012 May 23.
  3. Usakin LA, Gvozdev VA, Kogan GL. Molecular variability of testes-specific betaNACtes genes in Drosophila melanogaster genome. Mol Biol (Mosk). 2009 May-Jun;43(3):400-6. Russian.
  4. Gvozdev VA, Kogan GL, Usakin LA. The Y chromosome as a target for acquired and amplified genetic material in evolution. Bioessays. 2005 Dec;27(12):1256-62. Review.
  5. Usakin LA, Kogan GL, Kalmykova AI, Gvozdev VA. An alien promoter capture as a primary step of the evolution of testes-expressed repeats in the Drosophila melanogaster genome. Mol Biol Evol. 2005 Jul;22(7):1555-60. Epub 2005 Apr 13.
  6. Abramov YA, Kogan GL, Tolchkov EV, Rasheva VI, Lavrov SA, Bonaccorsi S, Kramerova IA, Gvozdev VA. Eu-heterochromatic rearrangements induce replication of heterochromatic sequences normally underreplicated in polytene chromosomes of Drosophila melanogaster. Genetics. 2005 Dec;171(4):1673-81. Epub 2005 Jul 14.
  7. Kogan GL, Tulin AV, Aravin AA, Abramov YA, Kalmykova AI, Maisonhaute C, Gvozdev VA. The GATE retrotransposon in Drosophila melanogaster: mobility in heterochromatin and aspects of its expression in germline tissues. Mol Genet Genomics. 2003 May;269(2):234-42. Epub 2003 Mar 14.
  8. Gvozdev VA, Aravin AA, Abramov YA, Klenov MS, Kogan GL, Lavrov SA, Naumova NM, Olenkina OM, Tulin AV, Vagin VV. Stellate repeats: targets of silencing and modules causing cis-inactivation and trans-activation. Genetica. 2003 Mar;117(2-3):239-45.
  9. Kogan GL, Gvozdev VA. Molecular evolution of tandem heterochromatic repeats in connection with their function in the genome of Drosophila melanogaster. Genetika. 2002 Jun;38(6):710-8. Review. Russian. 
  10. Gvozdev VA, Kogan GL, Tulin AA, Aravin AA, Naumova NM, Shevelyov YY. Paralogous stellate and Su(Ste) repeats: evolution and ability to silence a reporter gene. Genetica. 2000;109(1-2):131-40. Review.
  11. Kogan GL, Epstein VN, Aravin AA, Gvozdev VA. Molecular evolution of two paralogous tandemly repeated heterochromatic gene clusters linked to the X and Y chromosomes of Drosophila melanogaster. Mol Biol Evol. 2000 May;17(5):697-702.
  12. Tulin AV, Kogan GL, Filipp D, Balakireva MD, Gvozdev VA. Heterochromatic Stellate gene cluster in Drosophila melanogaster: structure and molecular evolution. Genetics. 1997 May;146(1):253-62.