Tym Sokolskyi

PhD Candidate, University of Wisconsin-Madison

About me

Making life in an anaerobic chamber
Hi!! I was born and lived most of my life in Kyiv, Ukraine. I first came to the U. S.  for my undergraduate studies at Duke university in 2017 while continuing my education at Kyiv National University (more detailed explanation of my education). Now I am a PhD student at UW-Madison and a member of the Baum group studying origins of evolution in membranes and autocatalytic cycles. I enjoy traveling and my academic career has taken me to lots of different places around the world - France, Lithuania, Australia, Kenya, Ecuador and more. I also love spending time outside, usually in the middle of nowhere, and if there are any fossils around - even better!

Please take a look at this list of ways you can help Ukraine

My research interests:

- Prebiotic chemistry & origins of life
- Origins & properties of autocatalytic systems 
- Prebiotic compartmentalization 
- Evolution of cooperative behaviors within microbial & prebiotic systems
- Evolution of microbial metabolism
- Planetary habitability

My skills:

-  Basic microbiology and molecular biology laboratory skills
- Liquid Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry analyses
- Dynamic Light Scattering analyses
- 16S metagenomic sequencing data analysis
- PCR, Sanger sequencing & gel electrophoresis
- Work with environmental toxins
- Paleontological & geological fieldwork
- Phylogenetics & genomic data analysis
- Python & Matlab

Languages I speak:

- Ukrainian
- Russian
- English
- German 


Tymofii Sokolskyi

PhD Student

Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery

University of Wisconsin-Madison


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