• Ph.D., Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Saint Petersburg, Russia, 1980

Dr. Boris Sirenko is a Russian malacologist. He specializes in taxonomy, phylogeny, zoogeography, ecology, and paleontology of benthic organisms and analyses the bottom biogeography in the Arctic and Antarctic.

Relevant to the biota of the Gulf of Mexico, Dr. Sirenko has published the following:

Sirenko, B. I. 1993. Revision of the system of the order Chitonida (Mollusca: Polyplacophora) on the basis of correlation between the type of gills arrangement and the shape of the chorion processes. Ruthenica 3: 93–117.

Sirenko, B. I. 2004. The ancient origin and persistence of chitons (Mollusca, Polyplacophora) that live and feed on deep submerged land plant matter (xylophages). Bollettino Malacologico 39, supplement 5: 111–116.