Dmitry M. Kolpashchikov received his PhD in Bioorganic Chemistry from Novosibirsk Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry in 1999. He then studied influenza virus RNA polymerase at the National Institute of Genetics, Mishima, Japan, in the group of Professor Akira Ishihama in 2000–2002. In 2002 he joined the research group of Dr. Milan Stojanovic at Columbia University in the City of New York where he developed of biosensors and molecular computers. Since 2008 he is a faculty member at the Department of Chemistry at the University of Central Florida. Since 2017 he is a research professor at Solution Chemistry of Advanced Materials and Technologies Institute, ITMO University. His research interests include the development of nucleic acid DNA-based sensors and DNA computational units as well as molecular nanorobotics for treating cancer and infectious diseases.