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Curriculum vitae

EDUCATION AND SCIENTIFIC DEGREES

  • Institute of Parasitology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland. Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) in Biology-Parasitology, December 2000.
    Dissertation: "Systematic and phylogenetic studies of the suborder Plagiorchiata (Platyhelminthes, Digenea)".
  • Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, St.-Petersburg, Russia. Candidate of Biological Sciences (= Ph. D.) in Parasitology, March 1990.
    Dissertation: "Helminths of insectivores and bats of the Ukrainian fauna".
  • Uzghorod State University, Ukraine. M.S. Biological Sciences, June 1985.
    Thesis: "Helminths of bats in the Transcarpathian region".

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Professor. Department of Biology, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, USA. 2014-present
  • Associate Professor. Department of Biology, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, USA. 2008-2014.
  • Assistant Professor. Department of Biology, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, USA. 2004 - 2008.
  • Associate Research Professor. Department of Biology, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, USA. Jan. 2003 -Aug. 2004.
  • Associate Professor. Institute of Parasitology, Polish Academy of Sciences. Jan. 2000-Jan.2003
  • Leading researcher. Institute of Zoology, Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences, Kiev. 2002 - 2004.
  • Senior Researcher. Institute of Zoology, Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences, Kiev. 1994 - 2002.
  • Researcher. Institute of Zoology, Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences, Kiev. 1991-1994.
  • Teaching assistant. Kiev State Medical University. 1992-1993.
  • Junior Researcher. Institute of Zoology, Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences, Kiev. 1988-1990.

FIELD WORK EXPERIENCE

Australia, Brazil, Laos, Malawi, Nicaragua, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russia, Thailand, Ukraine, Vietnam, USA.

FELLOWSHIPS AND SHORT RESEARCH VISITS

Fellowships:

  • 1996. Institute of Parasitology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw. Electron microscopical studies of tapewrom egg ultrastructure. Host: Prof. Z. Swiderski.
  • 1998, 2000. Laboratory of Molecular Systematics, Geneva University. Training and research in the field of molecular systematics of parasitic flatworms. Host: Dr. Jan Pawlowski.
  • 1999, 2002. The Natural History Museum, London. Systematic and phylogenetic studies of digeneans and cestodes.Hosts: Dr. Rodney Bray, Dr. Timothy Littlewood.

Short research visits (2-4 weeks):

  • Museum of Natural History and University of Geneva, Switzerland;
  • Institute of Zoology, Wien University, Austria;
  • Central Laboratory of General Ecology, Sofia, Bulgaria;
  • Institute of Parasitology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw;
  • Gulf Coast research Laboratory, Ocean Springs;
  • The Natural History Museum, London;
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha;
  • Vienna University, Austria;
  • Harold Manter Laboratory, University of Nebraska at Lincoln;
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha;
  • University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh;

AWARDS AND HONORS

  • 2012. UND North Dakota Spirit Faculty Achievement Award.
  • 2010. UND Foundation/Thomas J. Clifford Award for Excellence in Research.
  • 2010. UND Faculty Star nominated by presidential scholars.
  • 2009. UND Faculty Star nominated by presidential scholars.
  • 2008. UND College of Arts and Sciences Award for Excellence in Research.
  • 2008. UND Faculty Star nominated by presidential scholars.
  • 2003. Award of the W.Stefanski Institute of Parasitology, Polish Academy of Sciences for best scientific accomplishments in the year 2002.
  • 2000. Award of the W.Stefanski Institute of Parasitology, Polish Academy of Sciences for best scientific accomplishments in the year 1999.
  • 1998. Annual Award of the Polish Academy of Sciences for best research works, for the series of publications on the ultrastructure of development of eggs and protective structures in the cestode Nematotaenia dispar, together with Prof. Zdzislaw Swiderski, Warsaw.
  • 1997. Diploma and prize of the Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences for outstanding young scientists.
  • 1994-1995 - Stipend of Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences for outstanding young scientists.
  • 1983. Award and II-nd degree Diploma of All-Ukrainian competition of students' research works.

SERVICE

  • 2014 Co-chair of the session “Life Cycles and Epidemiology” at the Annual meeting of the American Society of Parasitologists (New Orleans, LA, 20014)
  • 2013-2014 Member of the Ashton Cuckler New Investigator Award Committee, American Society of Parasitologists
  • 2013-present Member of the UND Department of Biology Executive Committee
  • 2011 Co-chair of the session “Taxonomy, Systematics, Phylogeny” at the Annual meeting of the American Society of Parasitologists (Anchorage, AK, 20011)
  • 2009 Co-chair of the session “Taxonomy, Systematics, Phylogeny” at the Annual meeting of the American Society of Parasitologists (Knoxville, TN, 2009)
  • 2009 member of Honorary Members and Distinguished Members Emeriti Committee (American Society of Parasitologists)
  • 2008- present. Member of the UND IACUC Committee.
  • 2007-present. UND Department of Biology APSAC Committee member/chair.
  • 2007 Co-chair of a session and at the X International Helminthological Symposium. High Tatras, Slovak Republic.
  • 2004 Co-chair of the session on the parasite systematics and life cycles, XX Congress of the Polish Parasitological Society, Warsaw.
  • 2003-present. Member of Editorial board of "Acta Parasitologica".
  • 2003-present. Member of Editorial board of "Comparative Parasitology".
  • 2001 Co-chair. Session on the biology of parasites, VI Bulgarian National Parasitological Conference, Sofia, Bulgaria.
  • 2000. Organizer and co-chair. Session on the biology and life cycles of parasites, VIII European Multicolloquium, Poznan, Poland.
  • 1998. Organizer. Seminar on Molecular Systematics, Kiev, Ukraine.
  • 1997-1999. Scientific Editor (Parasitology) of the zoological journal "Vestnik zoologii", Kiev, Ukraine.
  • 1991-1999. Scientific secretary of the Kiev branch of the Ukrainian Scientific Society of Parasitologists

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