Sergei Gavrilovich Soin (1912–1985)
Graduated as zoologist from Moscow University in 1937 and then became specialized as ichthyologist of the Lab of Vertebrate Morphology. Participated in the 2d World War since its beginning up to the end. Returned back to the University, participated in organization of Ichthyology Department of Biological Faculty (1947) where he was working all the remaining times. DrS since 1965, Professor of Zoology since 1967, Chair of the above Department since 1977. Served as director of the Museum in 1960-1963. He read lectures, published several monographs on biology of fishes. Participated in a lot of expeditions, materials of which are kept in the Museum.