Ekaterina graduated from the Saint-Petersburg State University, Russia, in 2001 with a major in Cell biology. She received her PhD in 2007 working on mechanisms of chromosome segregation and kinetochore assembly with Dr. A. Arnaoutov and Dr. M. Dasso at the Section on Cell Cycle Regulation, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD/NIH) in Bethesda, MD, USA. She pursued her postdoctoral studies on chromatin organization and epigenetic regulation during vertebrate development first in Dr. G. Almouzni’s team in Institute Curie and then in Dr. S. Ait-si-Ali’s team at the Epigenetic and Cell Fate Unit on Denis Diderot University campus in Paris. After obtaining her permanent research engineer position in French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) in 2016, she worked in G. Almouzni’s team in Institute Curie on roles and dynamics of histone H3 variants in vertebrate development. Ekaterina joined Dr. Claire Francastel’s team in 2020. She is also a manager of the Genetic engineering in Epigenetics (GENIE) platform at the Epigenetic and Cell Fate Unit.