Dr. Nikolai V. Gorbunov received his PhD degree in biology from the Russian Academy Sciences. Then he was granted with a postdoctoral research award by the NRC (NAS) Research Associateship Programs and joined the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (http://wrair-www.army.mil) to pursue postdoctoral training and research on biophysics and molecular and cellular pathology of blast-related polytrauma. Later Dr. N.V. Gorbunov accomplished a DoE-sponsored training in radiation sciences and radiation health at the University of Pittsburgh and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (https://www.emsl.pnl.gov/emslweb; Washington, USA). His translational research areas have encompassed redox homeostasis and systems biology of the blast polytrauma and radiation combined injury. In this framework, he investigated molecular and cellular mechanisms mediating the parenchymal and vascular interactions in the pathogenesis of dose-sensitive tissues focusing on development of new remedies for managements of the diseases [explored at WRAIR and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (https://www.usuhs.edu)].