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Name: Ganna Tolstanova (Gonchar), PhD, DrSc

Address: Kiev-01602, Volodymyrska str. 64/13

E-mail: Gtolstanova@gmail.com

Phone: +38(050)312-5767

Education:

  • 2011 – Dr.Sc – Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv, Ukraine, Dr.Sc. thesis “Biochemical mechanisms of inflammatory bowel disease pathogenesis”
  • 2003 – Ph.D. – Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv, Ukraine, PhD thesis “The pathways of histamine effects on gastric acid secretion”
  • 2000 – M. Sc in Biology – Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv, Ukraine
  • 1999 – B.Sc in Biology – Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv, Ukraine

Positions and Employment:

  1. Sept. 2012 – to present Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Educational & Scientific Center “Institute of Biology”, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv, Ukraine.
  2. Feb. 2013 – July 2013 – Visiting Research Fellow at the Division of Digestive Disease David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
  3. Dec. 2010 – Aug. 2012 – Senior Research Associate, Laboratory of Pharmacology and Experimental Pathology, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv, Ukraine.
  4. Jan. 2009 – Nov. 2010 – Research Associate, Department of Pharmaco-Physiology, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv, Ukraine.
  5. Aug. 2006 – Aug. 2009 – Visiting Research Fellow, Department of Pathology, UCI & VA Medical Center, Long Beach, CA, USA.
  6. 2003-2008 – Junior Research Associate, Department of Pharmaco-Physiology, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv, Ukraine.

Other Experience and Professional Memberships:

  • 2012 – UEG Basic Science Course “Epithelial Ion Transport in the GI Tract”, University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary
  • 2008 – present, Membership in British Physiological Society
  • 2007 – Grant Writing workshop (University California Irvine, CA, USA)
  • 2005 – Training Course on Molecular Biology, Krakow, Poland
  • 2002 – present, Membership in Ukrainian Physiological Society

Honors:

  • 2013 – Laureate of the State Prize of Ukraine in Science
  • 2013 – Award of 21st United European Gastroenterology Week for the best abstract
  • 2012 – Scholarship of Ukrainian Government for the Talented Young Scientists
  • 2010 – Award of Ukrainian Physiologic Society for outstanding achievement in physiology
  • 2008 – Award of 16th United European Gastroenterology Week for the best abstract
  • 2007 – Award of 15th United European Gastroenterology Week for the best abstract
  • 2002-2003 – Award of Ukrainian Government for the Best PhD Student
  • 1999-2000 – Award of Academy of Science of Ukraine for talented youths

Participation in the Scientific Meetings for 5 years period:

  • 16th United European Gastroenterology Week, Vienna, Austria (2008)
  • Digestive Disease Week, Chicago, USA (2009)
  • Digestive Disease Week, New Orleans, USA (2010)
  • 18th Symposium of Ukrainian Physiologic Society, Odessa, Ukraine (2010)
  • 10th Symposium of Ukrainian Biochemistry Society, Odessa, Ukraine (2010)
  • 16th World Congress on Basic and Clinical Pharmacology, Copenhagen, Denmark (2010)
  • 8th International Conference “Discovery on target”, Boston, USA (2010)
  • 19th United European Gastroenterology Week, Stockholm, Sweden (2011)
  • 4th International Scientific Conference “Advances in Pharmacology and Pathology of the Digestive Tract, Kyiv, Ukraine (2012)
  • 20th United European Gastroenterology Week, Amsterdam, Netherlands (2012)
  • 21st United European Gastroenterology Week, Berlin, Germany (2013)
  • 8th International Symposium on Cell/Tissue Injury and Cytoprotection/Organoprotection, Budapest, Hungary (2014)

Invited Speaker:

  • “Patholophysiology of Intestine” – VII National School of Gastroenterologist, Hepatologist of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine, 2005
  • “New pharmacologic approach to ulcerative colitis: novel use of D2 dopamine receptor agonists” – Symposium on advances in GI pharmacology, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2010
  • “The Role of Dopamine Receptors in Vascular Permeability & Angiogenesis in IBD” – ASPET Annual Meeting, part of the Experimental Biology 2015 meeting, Boston, MA, March 28-April 1, 2015

Administrative experience:

  • 2014 – present – Head of the Young Scientists Council at the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
  • 2012 – present – Representative of British Physiological Society at Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University
  • 2012 – Member of Scientific Organizing Committee of the 4th International Scientific Conference
  • 2008 – 2012 – Secretary of Research workshop “Scientific Readings”, Educational-Scientific Center “Institute of Biology”, Kyiv National Shevchenko University
  • 2008 – Member of Organizing Committee of 5th International Symposium on Cell/Tissue Injury and Cytoprotection/Organoprotection, Yalta, Ukraine
  • 2008 – Member of Organizing Committee of the 3rd International Symposium on Ulcer Healing & Regenerative Medicine, San Diego, CA, USA