MSc/PhD Program
Mariia Zeziulia
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Mariia Zeziulia


College / University:
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv

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Major Subjects:
Biophysics, Electrophysiology

Lab Experience:
Patch-clamp, working with electrophysiological software (Clampfit, QuB), basic cellular and molecular biology techniques, fluorescent microscopy

Projects / Research:
Sep 2015 – Jun 2017: Gating model of receptor-operated TRPC4 ion channel, Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv (Zholos)
Jul – Aug 2016: Development of fluorescent proteins sensitive to cell membrane voltage, Academy and University Center Nove Hrady, Czech Republic (Lazar and Iermak)
Sep 2011 – Jun 2013: The use of biochemical parameters of fish blood for assessing the quality of marine environment, Ichtiology Department, Institute of Biology of Southern Seas, National Academy of Sciences, Sevastopol, Ukraine (Skuratovskaya)

2017 – 2018: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School
2014 – 2017: Ukrainian State Scholarship for students with excellent studying achievements awarded after each semester
2013 – 2014: Stipend from President of Ukraine for academic excellence
2011 – 2013: Stipend from the Fund of socio-economic development of Sevastopol for academic excellence


The practical aspect of science and application of scientific knowledge in medicine was always important for me. Generally, I am enthusiastic about molecular neuroscience. The area of my interest covers molecular mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases, brain cancer, and the role of ion channels in these processes. I also want to get a deep understanding of synapse function and biochemical mechanisms of signal transduction.