Alexandr Koryachko is a PhD student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NC State University since 2012. He received his B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science from the National Research University of Electronic Technology, Moscow, Russia. Alexandr worked as an Electrical Engineer at the Research Institute of Computing and Control Systems for 5 years before coming to NCSU. His current research mainly focuses on exploring genetic regulatory mechanisms in plants based on whole genome transcriptome data and on building the corresponding dynamic models to predict plants’ behavior under various conditions. Specifically, this research concentrates on unraveling genetic regulatory mechanisms underlying iron deficiency mitigation in a model plant Arabidopsis thaliana (Project Page).