Biography of Gennadij M. Butenko

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BUTENKO Gennadij Mikhailovych, born 21.08.1932, the Academician of the Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine, elected on 25.03.1994 in the speciality of pathological physiology, a Corresponding Member of the NAS Ukraine (1992), a Corresponding Member of the Russian AMS (1986), Doctor of Medical Science (1971), professor (1984), two times recipient of the State Prize Laureate of Ukraine (1981, 1999), A.A. Bogomolets Award NAS Ukraine (1997), Honored Scientist of Ukraine (2002), director of the Institute of Genetic and Regenerative Medicine AMS Ukraine since 2007, head of the Pathophysiology and Immunology Laboratory of the Institute of Gerontology AMS Ukraine since 1971.
His main research interests include: age-dependent preconditions for pathology onset in elderly and advanced old age, causes and mechanisms of immune system derangements, as well as developing a number of issues in basic gerontological research. He has revealed: the typical forms of immunological abnormalities and proposed approaches to immune status correction in elderly people; a role played by the immunological mechanisms in age-associated pathogenesis. He has proposed a hypothesis about the existence of an active factor negatively influencing physiological systems’ (stem cells included) functioning. His recent attention has been focused on the issues of genetic and regenerative medicine. Prof. G.M. Butenko is the author of 330 scientific works, including 5 monographs, 4 manuals, 1 handbook for higher medical institutions, and 2 author’s certificates. He has prepared 1 doctor and 16 candidates of science. He is head of the Consultative-Expert Committee on immuno-modulating and anti-allergic means at the state pharmacological Center of the HM Ukraine; a member of the directive boards of the following scientific societies: gerontology and geriatrics; immunology, allergology a. immune rehabilitation; and pathological physiology. G.M. Butenko is an honorary member of the gerontological society of the Russian Acad. Sci., and a member of the editorial boards of 5 scientific journals.
His main scientific works: “Active mechanisms of function disturbance in aging” (1990), “Aging of immune system” (1998), “Osteoporosis and immune system” (2002), “Age-related changes as prerequisite for age pathology onset” (2002), “Genetic aspects of aging and age pathology” (2008), “Stem cell technologies used in the gerontological research” (2008). Juridical address: State Institute of Genetic and Regenerative Medicine AMS Ukraine, Chervonoarmiiska Street 57/3, 03150 Kyiv; Tel.: +38 (044) 206-01-45 Mailing address: State Institute of Genetic and Regenerative Medicine AMS Ukraine,Vyshgorodska Street 67, 04114 Kyiv, Ukraine; tel. +38 044 4329983; email:

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