Michael Leonidas Chikindas

Short Bio - 2020



Dr. Michael L. Chikindas is a head of the Health Promoting Naturals Laboratory and a Professor at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (Rutgers State University, New Jersey, USA). He is leading the Center for Agrobiotechnology at the Don State Technical University (DSTU, Rostov-on-Don, Russia) and serving as a Professor at the Department of General Hygiene of the I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (Moscow, Russia). 

Dr. Chikindas is an applied molecular microbiologist studying natural-derived antimicrobials and probiotics for use in personal care, and agriculture. His external funding stems from private industries/organizations such as Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and from governmental agencies such as NIH, USDA, NSF, Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, Russian Science Foundation, etc., summing to 23 grants/funded projects he served as a PI or a co-PI. He co-authored several patents, more than 70 papers and six book chapters. 

Dr. Chikindas serves as a Member of the Editorial Boards of Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Journal of Applied Microbiology, Letters in Applied Microbiology, and Beneficial Microbes. Dr. Chikindas is a founder and Editor-in-Chief of Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins.