About Anton Lennikov
Anton Mikhailovich Lennikov is a postdoctoral fellow with the Department of Clinical & Experimental Medicine (IKE)/Division of Neuro & Inflammation Sciences (NIV) at Linkoping University in Sweden.
An accomplished academic with well over a decade of international research experience, Anton holds a Ph.D. from the Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine. He qualified as a medical doctor and earned an advanced degree in Ophthalmology with Vladivostok Medical University (now Pacific State Medical University).
In his current leadership role with Linkoping University, Anton Lennikov supervises doctorate student research projects and oversees his laboratory’s investigation into a wide variety of scientific topics.
These research topics include studies which have examined the corneal neovascularisation and vascular remodeling in rats. Anton has also added critical value to the study of retinal neovascularisation in zebrafish hypoxia induced neovascularisation and proteomics research of tear fluid in aniridia patients.
Prior to joining the faculty at Linkoping University, Anton Lennikov served as a postdoctoral researcher for the Center for Cancer Research Laboratory of Genitourinary Cancer Pathogenesis in the United States, where his work evaluated tumor necrosis factor (TNF) signaling and the regulation of apoptosis and necrosis, as well as Complex I and Complex II cell death pathways. His responsibilities also included mentoring participants of the institute’s undergraduate students summer research program.
Anton completed his first postdoctoral fellowship as a member of the Department of Ophthalmology at Sapporo Medical University in Japan, where he had previously completed his Ph.D. in Medicine. In addition to supervising a doctorate student research project, his research explored lysosomal phospholipase A2 in aqueous humour and NFκB pathway inhibitors on streptozotocin induced diabetic retinopathy. These advanced the insights Anton had begun developing as a Ph.D. student himself, when he investigated the anti-inflammatory effect of naturally derived substances in ocular inflammation and NFκB pathway inhibitors on intraocular inflammation. During his time at Hokkaido University, Anton also served as a Teaching Assistant for the “Preparing Future Faculty” workshop offered by the Institute for the Advancement of Higher Education.