Head, Department of Geology and Paleontology, Georgian State Museum, Tbilisi, Georgia.
Member of the Permanent council of U.I.S.P.P
Member of European Cultural Parlament
Research Interests : Hominoid and Hominid Evolution , Paleoecology, Bio-Cultural Adaptive Strategies and Early Human Disperals Out of Africa
Awards and Honors : Special Award of the President of Georgia for young scholars (1997), National decoration of Georgia (2001), Award of the Prince of Monaco (2001),Fulbright Scolarship (2002) Special Award of the President of Georgia (2002),French decoration of ‘’Palmes Academiques’’ (2002)
Selected Publications : He is the author of approximately 50 scientific works, which have been published in Georgian, Russian, English, German and French.