Curriculum Vitae

Adjunct Assistant Professor


Ph.D. in Botany from Highest Attestation Committee of the Council of Ministers of USSR, Moscow, USSR, 1989
M.S., Biology Department, Baku State University, 1981


1994–present, Post-doctoral Research Associate, Research Associate, and currently Adjunct Assistant Professor (teaching Herbal Medicine class), Stockbridge School of Agriculture, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

2005–2010, Teaching Ethnobotany class, Mount Holyoke College.

Research work at Komarov Institute of Botany, USSR Academy of Sciences, and Moscow Lomonosov University.


86 scientific publications, including book chapters, with more than 60 of them in peer reviewed journals.

Research Interests

  • Ethnobotany
  • Ethnopharmacology
  • Phytotherapy
  • Traditional Herbal Medicine
  • Plant taxonomy
  • Essential oil analyses
  • Biological activities of chemical constituents of medicinal plants, especially antibacterial, antifungal activities, insecticidal activity, antioxidant and cytotoxic activity