Alexander Kagansky Biography — Wiki
Alexander Kagansky is a famous Russian scientist who was reportedly working on a COVID-19 vaccine when he was found dead with a stab wound after plummeting out his window in St. Petersburg. Kagansky was in his underwear when he fell to his death from his 14th-floor apartment, according to the Russian newspaper Moskovsky Komsomolets.
Kagansky was reported to have fallen in his underwear from a 14th-floor window of a high rise flat – and was allegedly found with stab wounds.
Alexander Kagansky Age
Also known as Sasha, Alexander Kagansky was 45 years old at the time of death.
Alexander Kagansky Death News
A TOP Russian scientist who was working on a Covid-19 vaccine has been found dead in suspicious circumstances in St Petersburg.
Scientist Alexander Kagansky also suffered a stab wound, police said. Police believe there was a scuffle before Kagansky fell from the building, reports said.
Alexander Kagansky Cause of Death
Russian police say they are investigating Kagansky’s death as a possible homicide and questioning a 45-year-old man as a potential suspect, e2news.com said.
Kagansky’s body was found by a neighbor on Zamshin Street, the report said.
Another murder in Russia. Famous scientist Alexander Kagansky who was working on a covid vaccine plunged to his death 14 stories and was found with stab wounds in St Petersburg. A criminal investigation has been opened. pic.twitter.com/GxQwbl0p5I
— Olga Lautman (@OlgaNYC1211) December 21, 2020
MK reported that the academic had been “developing a vaccine against coronavirus” and that he died “under strange circumstances”.
The report goes on to claim cops believed a “scuffle” had taken place before Kagansky fell.
MK gave no further details about which of a number of international Covid-19 vaccines he was supposed to have been working on.
The Russian Investigative Committee has opened a murder probe and a 45-year-old male suspect has been detained, according to Moskovsky Komsomolets (MK).
What we know so far about Alexander Kagansky
Education, Career, Awards
Alexander Kagansky is best known for his work on cancer research, was an assistant professor in Vladivostok. The biologist had close links to Edinburgh University and had been working in the city for 13 years until at least 2017, the outlet said.
He was most recently working as director of the Centre for Genomic and Regenerative Medicine at Russia’s Far Eastern Federal University in Vladivostok, where he continued research collaboration with the Scottish university.
He had been working on developing a vaccine against the coronavirus, e2news said.
He had recently received a Russian grant to study new ways of diagnosing and treating malignant brain tumors and was an advocate of research into the uses of herbs and mushrooms as a cancer treatment. In 1991 as the USSR collapsed he was the first Russian delegate to the European Youth Parliament.
Kagansky was a member of the Young Academy of Scotland.