Dr. Tikhodeyev graduated from Leningrad (at present, Saint Petersburg) State University in 1983. Initially, he specialized in Yeast Genetics, and his PhD thesis defended in 1990 was devoted to [PSI+] factor (yeast hereditary prion). Presently, he is Associate Professor at the same University. He teaches a wide spectrum of biological disciplines from Plant Genetics to Behavior Genetics. His current scientific interests mostly relate to Theoretical Biology and paradigm shift in Genetics. He has published more than 30 articles in scientific journals and 3 textbooks, including Introduction to Behavior Genetics, and Genetics of Plant Development.