Musa R. Khaitov — Corresponding Member of Russian Academy of Sciences, MD, PhD, Professor; Director of the NRC Institute of Immunology of the FMBA of Russia, Head of the Immunology Chair of the Faculty of Medicine and Biology of the N.I. Pirogov RNRMU of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, member of the Council for Regional Healthcare at the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, chief specialist allergologist-immunologist of the Federal Medical-Biological Agency, President of the Russian Association of Allergology and Clinical Immunology (RAACI), editor-in-chief of the journal «Immunology», laureate of the Prize of the Government of the Russian Federation, the prize named after I.I. Mechnikov of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Alferov foundation Prize, "Honorary Chemist" of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation. M.R. Khaitov is a member of the Presidium of the Higher Attestation Commission, an expert of the Russian Academy of Sciences, RSF, RFBR, The Skolkovo Foundation.

M.R. Khaitov is a specialist in the field of molecular immunology, molecular allergology, immune- and allergodiagnostics. M.R. Khaitov developed a methodology for study the molecular genetics and cellular mechanisms of immunopathology and allergic diseases, created unique experimental models for investigation the mechanisms of allergic reactions, developed the concept of using RNA interference as an innovative approach to the treatment of immuno-mediated diseases. M.R. Khaitov and his collaborators developed a biotechnological platform for the design of highly specific drugs for the treatment of immune-mediated and allergic diseases, developed original drugs for the treatment of bronchial asthma, allergic rhinitis, coronavirus infection (MIR-19), acting on the basis of RNA interference.

Author of more than 400 scientific articles in leading Russian and international scientific journals, 3 monographs, has more than 20 patents. H-index in RSCI – 47, in WOS – 35, in Scopus – 36.

M.R. Khaitov awarded with the Luka Krymsky Medal, has the gratitude of the President of the Russian Federation «For contribution to the organization and conduct of events aimed at social support of citizens during the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) in the Russian Federation», awarded with the Golden Cross of the FMBA of Russia, awarded with gold medal and a diploma of the Russian Scientific Society of Immunology.

E-mail: mr.khaitov@nrcii.ru