IrynaAssociate Professor of Chemistry

Office:Science Hall E-3017
Phone: 706-729-2456
Fax: 706-667-4519

2011-2014 Postdoctoral Associate at Prof. Alan Katritzky Group, Heterocyclic Chemistry, University of Florida
2006-2011 Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, Kherson National Technical University
2000-2005 B.S., Chemical Technology, Ukrainian State University of Chemical Technology

Teaching Areas
Medicinal chemistry and rational drug design

Research Interests
Molecular docking, synthesis of novel chemical entities with their application in cancer immunotherapy. Synthesis of novel taste modified anesthetics.

Selected Publications
Lebedyeva, I. O., Oliferenko, A. O., Oliferenko, P. V., Hromas, R., Neubert, J., Caudle, M., Castleman, W. L., Altschuler, G. I., Ostrov, D., Hall, C. D., Katritzky, A. R. Ionic Conjugates of Lidocaine and Sweeteners as Better Tasting Local Anesthetics for Dentistry. J. Mat. Chem. B. 3, 2015, 8492-8498.  doi: 10.1039/C5TB00674K

Booth L., Shuch B., Albers T., Roberts J. L., Tavallai M., Proniuk S., Zukiwski A., Wang D., Chen C. S., Bottaro D., Ecroyd H., Lebedyeva I. O., Dent P. Multi-kinase inhibitors can associate with heat shock proteins through their NH2-termini by which they suppress chaperone function. Oncotarget. 2016 Feb 12. doi:10.18632/oncotarget.7349