Vilena Maklakova

Credentials: Senior Research Specialist
Ricke Lab

Vilena joined the Ricke Lab in 2022. Her research interests include benign prostatic hyperplasia development and progression and how exercise can affect BPH symptoms. She is also researching the role of androgen receptor in the prostate and other organs following RK-33 and testosterone exposure. Vilena has 19 years of experience in laboratory research and is skilled in advanced molecular biology techniques, widefield fluorescence micrcroscopy, immunohistochemistry, and flow cytometry.


  • M.Sc., Horticulture and Winery, Kuban State Agrarian University, Russia, 1995