Birth date: October 31, 1984 Education: 2002 – 2007 Faculty of Biology, Moscow State University, Russia 2007 – 2010 Postgraduate education, Paleontological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences November 2010 Ph.D., Entomology Paleontological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences
Employment history: 2002 – 2005 Laboratory assistant, Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics 2007 – present Junior scientist, Laboratory of Arthropods, Paleontological Institute 2007 – present Guide, Paleontological Museum, Moscow 2011 – present Scientific Editor, Paleontological Journal, Nauka Publishing House
Scientific interests: Fossil Hymenoptera, especially Ichneumonoidea
Professional Memberships: Russian Entomological Society
PhD Thesis Kopylov D.S., 2010. The Early Stages of the Evolution of Ichneumon Flies. Thesis for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy submitted to Russian Academy of Sciences. 157 p. [in Russian, unpubl.]
Papers Kopylov D.S., 2009. A New Subfamily of Ichneumonids from the Lower Cretaceous of Transbaikalia and Mongolia (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Ichneuonidae). Paleontological Journal. Vol. 43. No. 1. PP. 83-93. Kopylov D.S., 2010. Ichneumonids of the Subfamily Tanychorinae (Insecta, Hymenoptera, Ichneumonidae) from the Lower Cretaceous of Transbaikalia and Mongolia. Paleontological Journal. Vol. 44. No. 2. PP. 179-186. Kopylov D.S., 2010. A New Subfamily of Ichneumon Wasps (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae) from the Upper Cretaceous of the Russian Far East. Vol. 44. No. 4. PP. 422-433. Kopylov D.S., Brothers D.J., Rasnitsyn A.P., 2010. Two new labenopimpline ichneumonids (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae) from the Upper Cretaceous of southern Africa // African Invertebrates. V. 51(2). P. 423 – 430.