Ksenia holds an MSc in microbiology from the Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia, and a PhD in molecular ecotoxicology from the University of Bern, Switzerland. Following her doctorate, she worked at the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag), where her research focused on the elucidation of molecular mechanisms of toxicity in aquatic organisms and developing alternatives to whole-animal toxicity testing. Academic experience has provided Ksenia with extensive training in molecular biology, mass spectrometry-based analytics, animal physiology, and both traditional and alternative methods for (eco)toxicity testing. Since 2012, Ksenia is a member of the Molecular Screening and Toxicogenomics Extended Advisory Group at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), established for promoting a broader inclusion of alternative testing methods in risk assessment workflows, relying in particular on the adverse outcome pathway concept. Ksenia is a member of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) and the Swiss Group for Mass Spectrometry (SGMS). Since February 2016, she is working for the Food Packaging Forum as Scientific Communication Officer, focusing on understanding the use patterns and toxicity of food contact substances, as well as their effects on human health and the environment.