Born May 6, 1967, Donetsk, Ukraine (USSR)
Professor, Department of Chemistry, USC
B.S./M.Sc. Department of Chemistry, Moscow State University (1990, with honors);
Ph.D. Department of Chemistry, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1997, summa cum laude).
Elected member of Academia Europaea (2021); Fellow, Royal Society of Chemistry (2021); Earle K. Plyler Prize for Molecular Spectroscopy and Dynamics, APS (2020); Inaugural WiSE Architects of Enduring Change Award (USC, 2020); Simons Fellow in Theoretical Physics (2018); Mildred Dresselhaus Award (CUI, Hamburg, 2018); Mainz Guestprofessorship (Mainz, 2018); Hanna Reisler Mentoring Award, WiSE, USC (2017); Phi Kappa Phi Faculty Recognition Award, USC (2016); American Chemical Society (2015); INSIGHT Into Diversity Inspiring Women in STEM Award (2015); Melon Mentoring Award, USC (2013); Coulson Lecturer, UGA (2013); Lowdin Lecturer, Uppsala (2012); American Association for the Advancement of Science (2012); ACS Physical Chemistry Division Award in Theoretical Chemistry (2012); Bessel Research Award, Humboldt Foundation (2011); American Physical Society (2011); Agnes Fay Morgan Research Award, Iota Sigma Pi National Honor Society (2007); Dirac Medal, World Association of Theoretical and Computational Chemists (2006); Sloan Research Fellowship Award (2003); CAREER Award, National Science Foundation (2001); Dreyfus New Faculty Award (1998); Landau Prize in Chemistry for outstanding Ph.D. dissertation in Israel (1998); Kennedy-Leigh Prize for outstanding Ph.D. research (1997); Fritz Haber Research Center Award for outstanding graduate research (1995); Israel Chemical Society Prize for outstanding graduate research in chemistry (1995).