CURRICULUM VITAE

My research is in the field of molecular and traditional systematics, host specificity, distribution and life cycles of digeneans of wild animals. I am also interested in the study on the participation of marine and freshwater invertebrates in the transmission of digeneans as this was a main topic of my PhD research.

 

EDUCATION

2011: Ph.D. in Parasitology, Helminthology. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology NAS of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine. PhD Thesis: Trematode fauna of gastropods from water bodies in Northern Priazovye.

2007: M.S. in Biology and Psychology. Melitopol State University, Ukraine

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

20162017: Postdoctoral Fellow. Water Research Group, Unit for Environmental Sciences and Management, Potchefstroom Campus, North-West University, South Africa.

2016: Researcher. P. B. Šivickis Laboratory of Parasitology, Institute of Ecology, Nature Research Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania.

2015 – 2017: Postdoctoral Fellow. Laboratory of Helminthology, Institute of Parasitology, Biology Centre, ASCR, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic. Supervisor: Dr. Aneta Kostadinova.

2013 – 2015: Postdoctoral Fellow. P. B. Šivickis Laboratory of Parasitology, Institute of Ecology, Nature Research Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania. Supervisor: Dr. Romualda Petkeviciute

2012 – present: Junior Researcher. Department of Parasitology, Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology NAS of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine

2010 – 2012: Engineer. Department of Parasitology, Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology NAS of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine

2007 – 2010: Postgraduate student. Department of Parasitology, Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology NAS of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine

 

INTERNSHIPS AND RESEARCH VISITS

2015 (one month): School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. Host: Dr. Thomas H. Cribb.

2014 (one month, October):  Laboratory of Helminthology, Institute of Parasitology, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic. Host: Dr. Aneta Kostadinova and Dr. Anna Faltýnková.

2014 (one month, July): Laboratory of Helminthology, Institute of Parasitology, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic. Host: Dr. Aneta Kostadinova.

2014 (10 days, 4-15 May 2014): EMBO Practical Course "Computational molecular evolution", Heraklion, Greece. Organizers: Nick Goldman, Alexandros Stamatakis, Antonis Magoulas, Ziheng Yang, Aidan Budd.

2014 (one month): Department of Biology, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, USA. Host: Dr. Vasyl Tkach.

2012 (one week): P.B. Šivickis Laboratory of Parasitology, Nature Research Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania. Host: Dr. Grazina Stanevicuite, Dr. Romualda Petkeviciute.

2011 (one week): Zaklad Parasitologii Lekarskiej, Panstwowy Zaklad Higieny, Warszawa, Poland. Host: Dr. Ruslan Salamatin.

2010 (two weeks): Pracownia Biologii i Ekologii Pasozytow, Zachodniopomorski Uniwersytet Technologiczny w Szczecinie, SzczecinPoland.  Host: Dr. Katarzyna Kavetska.

 

MEMBERSHIP IN SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES

Ukrainian Scientific Society of Parasitologists, The Parasitological Society of Southern Africa (PARSA)

 

SERVICES

Referee in "Systematic Parasitology", "Parasites & Vectors", "Acta Parasitologica", "Folia Parasitologica", "Journal of Helminthology", “Comparative Parasitology”.

 

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