Date of Birth: 02/11/1906
Place of birth: Moscow
The son of a famous Russian writer, Mikhail Gershenzon pushkinoveda and pianist Maria Borisovna Goldenveizer (sister of pianist Alexander Borisovich).
He graduated from Moscow University (1927), student Chetverikov. In 1931-1935 gg. He worked in the Biological Institute. Timiryazev, in 1935-1937 - at the Institute of Genetics of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR.
In Kiev Sergey arrived in 1937 at the written request of the legendary national evolutionist Ivan Schmalhausen. The latter was appointed to lead the newly created Institute, and, leaving on improving service, he decided to transfer his genetics lab promising young graduate of the Moscow State University, Candidate of Biological Sciences Sergei GershenzonuV 1937-1941 gg. and 1944-1948 years. head of the department of genetics and Darwinism Kiev University. Order of the USSR Ministry of Higher Education on August 23, 1948