Sergey Korolev, PhD

Sergey Korolev, PhD

Primary Academic Title

Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Saint Louis University School of Medicine

Research Interest

1) Structure-functional studies of recombination mediator proteins and DNA helicase involved genome maintenance and cancer. 2) Structural studies of calcium-independent phospholipase iPLA2b implicated in ovarian cancer development and in breast cancer metastasis.


  • 1993: PhD, molecular biology, Russian Academy of Science, Moscow, Russia


  • 1994 - 1999: Postdoctoral research associate, protein crystallography, Washington University

Selected Research Publications

Structural Insight into the Mechanism of PALB2 Interaction with MRG15.
  • Redington J, Deveryshetty J, Kanikkannan L, Miller I, Korolev S
  • Genes (Basel) 2021
Structural dissection of sequence recognition and catalytic mechanism of human LINE-1 endonuclease.
  • Miller I, Totrov M, Korotchkina L, [...] Korolev S
  • Nucleic Acids Res 2021