Dr. Mariya Khodakovskaya

Professor, Applied Science

Educational Background

  • B.S., Far Eastern National University
  • M.S., Far Eastern National University
  • Ph.D., Far Eastern Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences

Research Interests

  • Functional Genomics
  • Genetic Engineering of Ornamental Plants
  • Plant Stress Signaling
  • Plant Metabolic Engineering
  • Nanobitechnology
  • Secondary Metabolism

Teaching Interests

  • Biochemistry
  • Plant Hormonal Biology
  • Recombinant DNA: Methods & Applications
  • Tissue Culture & Genetic Engineering


  • M. Khodakovskaya, R. Vankova, J. Malbeck, A. Li, Y. Li, R. McAvoy (2009), Enhancement of flowering and branching phenotype in chrysanthemum by expression of ipt under the control of a 0.821 kb fragment of the LEACO1 gene promoter Plant Cell Reports, V. 28(9), P.1351-1362.
  • M. Khodakovskaya, R. McAvoy, J. Peters, Y. Li (2006) Genetic enhancement of cold tolerance by expression of gene for chloroplast ω-3 fatty acid desaturase controlled with cold inducible promoter in transgenic tobacco, Planta, V.223, P. 1090-1100.
  • M. Khodakovskaya,, D. Zhao, W. Smith, Y. Li, R.. McAvoy (2006) Expression of ipt gene increases flower number in transgenic Nicotiana tabacum, Plant Cell Reports, V. 25, P. 1181-1192.
  • M. Khodakovskaya, Y. Li, J.Li, R. Vanková, J. Malbeck, R. McAvoy (2005) Effects of cor15a-IPT gene expression on leaf senescence in transgenic Petunia x hybrida and Dendranthema x grandiflorum, J. Exp. Botany, V.56, N414, P. 1165-1175.
  • J. Li, H. Yang, W.A. Peer, G. Richter, J. Blakeslee, A. Bandyopadhyay, B. Titapiwantakun, S. Undurraga, M. Khodakovskaya, E.L. Richards, B. Krizek, A. Murphy, S. Gilroy, R. Gaxiola (2005) AVP1, a H+-PPase is required for proper organ development in Arabidopsis, Science, V. 310, P.121-125.


  • 2006-2007 – Best Young Doctoral Scientist Award, Russian Support Science Foundation