Ushakova, Galina A.

Prof., Ph.D.,DocSci. G.A. Ushakova, Department of Biophysics and Biochemistry, Oles Honchar Dnipropetrovsk National University, Ukraine.

Scopus ID: 7004018560

Researcher ID: D-2733-2016

ORCID: 0000-0002-5633-2739

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 Contacts: +38-067-632-36-13; ushakova_g@ukr.net


1. Publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals

  • Goncharova, K., Pierzynowski, S.G., Grujic, D., Ushakova, G., et al., 2014. A piglet with surgically induced exocrine pancreatic insufficiency as an animal model of newborns to study fat digestion. Br J Nutr. 28: 1-8.
  • Koval’chuk,Yu.P., Zhdankin, A.Ye., Ushakova, G.O.,  2015. Aging-related peculiarities of the distribution of myelin basic protein in cerebral structures of gerbils Neurophysiology 47(2): 165-167.
  • Goncharova, K., Skibo, G., Kovalenko, T., Osadchenko, I., Ushakova, G., Vovchanskii, M., Pierzynowski, S.G., 2015 Diet-induced changes in brain structure and behavior in old gerbils. Nutr Diabetes. 5: 1-9.
  • Goncharova, K., Ushakova, G., Kovalenko, T., Osadchenko, I., Skibo, G., Pierzynowski, S.G., 2015. Diet supplemented with pancreatic-like enzymes of microbial origin restores the hippocampal neuronal plasticity and behaviour in young pigs with experimental exocrine pancreatic insufficiency. Journal of Functional Foods, 14: 270-277.
  • Fomenko, O.Z., Ushakova, G.O., Pierzynowski, S.G., 2011. Proteins of astroglia in the rat brain under experimental chronic hepatitis and 2-oxoglutarate effect. Ukr Biokhim Zh., 83, № 1: 69–75
  • Makarchuk, V.A., Ushakova, G.O., Krylova, O.O., 2013. The glutathione system in the blood of rats and morphological changes of the pancreas under experimental acute and chronic pancreatitis. Ukr Biokhim Zh 85, № 1: 45–52. 
  • Pierzynowski S, Ushakova G, Kovalenko T, et al., 2014. Impact of colostrum and plasma immunoglobulin intake on hippocampus structure during early postnatal development in pigs. Int J Dev Neurosci.  doi: 10.1016/j.ijdevneu.2014.03.003.
  • Ushakova, G.A., Fomenko, O.Z., Pierzynowski, S.G., 2011. Changes in the Levels of Neurospecific Proteins and in Behavioral Phenomena in Rats with Hepatic Encephalopathy  Neirofiziologiya/Neurophysiology, 43 (3): 231-234.
  • Suvaryan, A.L., Ushakova, G.A., 2012. Changes in the Level of Neuronal Cell Adhesion Molecule in the Brain of Male Rats under Conditions of Suppression of Production of Testosterone. Neirofiziologiya /Neurophysiology, 44 (1): 76-78.
  • Kovalenko, T.N., Ushakova, G.A., Osadchenko, I., Skibo, G.G., Pierzynowski, S.G., 2011. The neuroprotective effect of 2-oxoglutarate in the experimental ischemia of hippocampus.   Physiol Pharmacol., 62(2): 239-246.
  • Ushakova, G., Fed'kiv, O., Prykhod'ko, O., Pierzynowski, S., Kruszewska, D., 2009 The effect of long-term lactobacilli (lactic acid bacteria) enteral treatment on the central nervous system of growing rats. J Nutr Biochem. 20(9): 677-684.

Due to Scopus for G. Ushakova: Publication range: 1989 - 2015 References: 656

108 total citations by 92 documents

Details can be accessed at http://www.biochemistry-dnu.dp.ua/en/ushakova

2. Granted patents

Ukrainian patents - 5.

3. Research monographs, chapters in collective volumes and any translations thereof

  • Sybirna N.O., Shevthova A.I., Ushakova G.O. et,al. 2015. Basic glycobiology, Lviv, 492 p. (in Ukrainian).
  • Ushakova G.O., Sokolova I,E., 2016. The basics of molecular biology. Dnipropetrovsk University Press, Dnipropetrovsk, 200 p. (in Ukrainian).

In total G.O. Ushakova has authored/coauthored 2 books and 12 textbooks

4. Invited presentations to peer-reviewed, internationally established conferences (some presentations):

  • The 9th FENS Forum of Neuroscience, Milan Italy, 5-9 July 2014;
  • 23rd International Pig Veterinary Society (IPVS) Congress, Cancun, Mexico, 8-11 June 2014;
  • Meeting of the Society of Applied Neurosciences (SAN), Utrecht, the Netherlands, 30 January - 02 February 2014;
  • VI Congres of the Ukrainian Society for Neuroscience, Kyiv, June 4-8, 2014;
  • 15th International Conference “Mental, Neurological and other Chronic Disoders: Biomarkers, bioactive Compounds, and Functional Foods”, Regensburg (Germany). -2014;
  • The 1-3d International Scientific Conference “Current problems of biochemistry and cell biology”, Dniepropetrovsk Ukrain, 2008, 2013, 2015;
  • 22nd International pig veterinary society congress, Jeju, Korea, June 10-13, 2012;
  • NATO Advanced research Workshop “Environmental and food security and safety in Southeast Europe and Ukraine” Dnipropetrovsk. Ukraine, 16-19 May, 2011;

In total G. Ushakova has participated in more than 50 international congresses and conferences for last 10 years

5. Research expeditions

2004-2008 Visby programme of Swedish Institute (Lund University, Dept, Cell and Organism Biology, Sweden)

2008 January, Invited Lectures, Copenhagen University, Denmark

2011 PK Study in Pigs to evaluate activity and stability of Amylase and Lipase from Liprotamase capsules (Lonza batch) in the chime samples from EPI pigs, , Lund University, SGPlus, Sweden 

2012 Allena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Testing Oral Therapy with Crystalline Oxalate Decarboxylase (OxDc) in a pig model of EH (KOX3), Lund, Sweden

2012 The effect of enzyme contained diet to neuroplasticity of pigs under experimental exocrine pancreatic insufficiency, Lund University, Sweden

2011-2012 The long-term dietary effect of 2-oxoglutarate and pancreatic enzymes to old gerbils, Lund University, SGPlus, Sweden

2013 The effects of pancreatic – like enzymes of microbial origin on the brain structure and function in young exocrine pancreatic insufficient pigs, Lund University, SGPlus, Sweden

2014 AKG and pancreatic-like enzymes  as a anti-aging factor from functional food, Lund University, SGPlus, Sweden.

2015 Alcresta Inc. Evaluation of a preterm enteral feeding in-line cartridge (PrEFIC) used to administer infant formula in a preterm porcine model that mimics human preterm infants (BF04), Warsaw, Poland

6. Organisation of International conferences

  • G.O. Ushakova was a Vice of Head of the Organizing Committee of the 1d, 2d and Head of the Organizing Committee of the 3d International Scientific Conference “Current problems of biochemistry and cell biology”, Dniepropetrovsk Ukrain, 2008, 2013, 2015

The complete material of these conferences can be accessed at http://www.biochemistry-dnu.dp.ua/conferences.html

7. Examples of participation in industrial innovation

2012 Allena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Testing Oral Therapy with Crystalline Oxalate Decarboxylase (OxDc) in a pig model of EH (KOX3), Lund, Sweden

2012 The effect of enzyme contained diet to neuroplasticity of pigs under experimental exocrine pancreatic insufficiency, Lund University, Sweden

2011-2012 The long-term dietary effect of 2-oxoglutarate and pancreatic enzymes to old gerbils, Lund University, SGPlus, Sweden

2013 The effects of pancreatic – like enzymes of microbial origin on the brain structure and function in young exocrine pancreatic insufficient pigs, Lund University, SGPlus, Sweden

2014 AKG and pancreatic-like enzymes  as a anti-aging factor from functional food, Lund University, SGPlus, Sweden.

8. Prizes and Awards

1993 Grant of ISN (International Society for Neurochemistry) Bath University (Great Britain),

1994  Grant of Soros Foundation (Montreal, Canada)

1994  NATO Advanced  Study Institute  “ Organization of the Early vertebrate Embryo”, Spetsai, Greece

1995 ISF Grant for Conference on “Molecular biology of cellular interactions”, Lenggries, Germany

1998 ISF Grant for European Conference: Research Neural Mechanisms of Learning and Memory, Acquafredda di Maratea, Italy

1999  IBRO Grant, Jerusalem, Israil

1999 Grant for 17th ISN/13th ESN Meeting, Berlin, Germany

2001 Grant of ISDN, Sydne, Avsralia

2004-2008 Visby programme of Swedish Institute (Lund University, Dept, Cell and Organism Biology, Sweden)

2008 Invited Lectures, Copenhagen University, Denmark

9. Funding received so far

  • 2012-2014 – State financed project “Using of natural antioxidants and nanotechnological products as a neuroprotector under pathogenic effect and metabolic diseases”
  • 2016-2018 – State financed project “Molecular-biochemical mechanism of cognitive deficiency and retinopathy under stress and gut disturbances

10. Supervising, mentoring activities

5 PhD students were defended under G. Ushakova supervision since 2003.

Every year two or three Masters and two or three Bachelors students successfully defend thesis under G. Ushakova supervision.

11. Positions held

  • 1992-1993 - Assistant of Professor, Dept. Biophysics and Biochemistry Dnepropetrovsk State University;
  • 1994-2003 - Associate of Professor, Dept, Biophysics and Biochemistry Dnepropetrovsk State University;
  • 2005-2014 - Professor, Dept. Biophysics and Biochemistry Oles Honchar Dnepropetrovsk National University;
  • 2014- present time - Head of Dept. Biophysics and Biochemistry Oles Honchar Dnepropetrovsk National University.

12. Education

  • 1983-1988 - Department of Biophysics and Biochemistry, Dnipropetrovsk State University, Ukraine
  • 1988–1991 – Post-graduate student, successfully defended PhD thesis "Characteristic of neural cell adhesion molecule (NCAM) and glial fibrillary acid protein (GFAP) in various rat brain areas under neurogenic stress and drug effects". Supervisor -   Vladimir A.Berezin (The Protein Lab., University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • 2001-2005 - Title of the DocSci thesis: "The role of glycosaminoglycan-binding proteins in the brain morphogenesis and plasticity" Supervisor -    Sergej Korogod (International Centre of Molecular Physiology, Kiev)

13. Personal information

Galyna A. Ushakova
Date and Place of Birth – 17.02.1963, Shutchynsk, Kazakhstan.
Citizenship Ukraine.

14. Contact information

Tel.: +38-067-632-36-13
E-mail: ushakova_g@ukr.net
G.O. Ushakova, Oles Honchar Dnipropetrovsk National University, Gagarin Ave., 72, Dnipropetrovsk, 49010, Ukraine.