Alina Akhunova, PhD

Alina Akhunova, PhD

Research Professor
Director of the Integrated Genomics Facility

4722 Throckmorton PSC
1712 Claflin Road
Manhattan, KS 66506

Ph: 785-532-1393

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Alina Akhunova joined K-State in 2007. She holds degrees from Bashkir State University, Ufa, Russia and St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russia. Prior to KSU, she was a Post-Doc at the University of California, Davis. Since 2008, Alina is the Director of K-State Integrated Genomics Facility (IGF).

The IGF is K-State’s DNA sequencing core facility. It is an outstanding research laboratory, fully equipped to perform next- and third- generation sequencing services. On a daily basis, the IGF’s research assistants perform genomics experiments contributing to the research projects of the IGF customers. More than 100 K-State research groups from 5 KSU colleges and multiple departments use the IGF’s resources and expertise. The IGF not only provides services at the university level, but also has clients from many US states and different countries. The training of next-generation scientists is one of the IGF’s missions. It is done through the annual summer workshops and individual training sessions.


  • Ph.D. St Petersburg State University, St Petersburg, Russia. 1998.
  • M.S. Bashkir State University, Ufa, Russia, 1992.


Alina Akhunova’s research focuses on the development of genomics resources for wheat breeders and geneticists.