Alexander Aksenov

Assistant Professor


  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Carnegie Mellon University 2006-2008
  • Ph.D., University of Florida 2005
  • B.S., Moscow State University 1999

Research Interests

The intricate biological mechanisms that govern life are amazing in their complexity. We only at the beginning of truly appreciating the extent of molecular diversity of life and how the molecular distributions change in living systems. Our research is in metabolomics, the study of processes involving small molecules. We focus on “global” metabolomics of life, where the living systems are studied in situ and are extensively sampled to capture their native complexity. Mass spectrometry (MS) has emerged as the key technology used in metabolomics. We use MS in our research along with advanced data analysis approaches to extract chemical knowledge from MS data. We explore the molecular “dark matter” of living systems – the compounds that are there, but we don’t yet know what they are.

Alexander Aksenov
Contact Information
Phone(860) 486-6722
Fax(860) 486-2981
Mailing AddressUniversity of Connecticut
Department of Chemistry
55 N. Eagleville Rd
Storrs, CT 06269
Office LocationCHEM A-421
CampusStorrs Campus