Liliya draws from a strong background in molecular biology, pharmacy, and electrophysiology to identify compounds that stimulate mitochondrial metabolism. She recently completed her Ph.D. in Molecular and Cell Biology at UC Berkeley. Her work has focused on applying electrophysiological methods to study mitochondrial ion channels. Liliya has also done work on fertility, and for this was one of the five recipients of the prestigious Male Contraceptive Initiative grant in 2018. Before her studies at UC Berkeley, Liliya was a practicing pharmacist. She earned her degree from Ben Gurion University.