He graduated from YSU (1978), was awarded with PhD (1982) and DSc (1990) from The Supreme
Certifying Commission of USSR Council of Ministers. He was Professor at the Department of
Biophysics, YSU (1993-2011).
He was Fulbright Scholar at the University of Chicago, USA (1991-1992);
Invited Professor at Chiba University, Japan (1994-1995; 1998); Visiting
Fellows at the University of Reading, UK (1998-1999, 2001), and University
of Virginia, Charlottesville, USA (1999-2000). He shortly visited Martin-Luther
University of Halle-Wittenberg, Halle, Germany, by DAAD fellowships (2013, 2016).
His research interests include Environmental regulation of bacterial growth and metabolism, hydrogenase activity and hydrogen production by bacteria; Bioenergetics of proton and other ions transport and its role in cell physiology; Bacterial effects of electromagnetic fields and different natural products and chemicals, nanoparticles of different heavy metals; Identification and antimicrobial properties of different bacteria isolated in Armenia especially lactic acid bacteria from dairy products and of endemic plants of Armenian flora; application of essential oils and extracts plants materials (intact plants and callus cultures) in biotechnology and medicine.
He has published >300 review and original papers in leading international peer-reviewed journals, >20 books and text-books and attended >75 international conferences giving lectures and oral presentations. He is an Editor of 5 peer-reviewed international journals and Editorial member of numerous international journals.
He is a Corresponding Member of the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia; laureate of Armenian President’s Prize for Development in Natural Sciences, Akira Mitsui Award of International Association of Hydrogen Energy (USA), other national and international prizes and awards.