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Olena Filchakova, PhD


Department: Biology
Position: Assistant Professor
Degree:
Office: 7e.540
Email: olena.filchakova@nu.edu.kz
Phone: +7 (7172) 706499

EDUCATION

• 2007 – BS in Biology, Kharkiv National University, Ukraine

• 2013 – PhD in Neuroscience, University of Utah, USA, PI – Dr. J Michael McIntosh


POSITIONS

• 2013 – 2014 – Postdoctoral Fellow, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN, USA, PI – Dr. Stanislav Zakharenko

• August 2014 – January 2017 – Instructor, Biology Department, School of Science and Technology, Nazarbayev University, Republic of Kazakhstan

• January 2017 – present – Assistant Professor, Biology Department, School of Science and Technology, Nazarbayev University, Republic of Kazakhstan

 


RESEARCH INTERESTS

Isolation of biologically active components from spider venom Millions of years of evolution made spiders masterful predators of insects. Due to this fact their venom is rich in biologically active compounds. The spider venom contains components possessing insecticidal, antimicrobial, and analgesic activities. It is of great interest to isolate and characterize biologically active components from spider venom. For the characterization of spider venoms transcriptomics and proteomics methods will be used.

 


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Filchakova O., McIntosh J.M., “Functional Expression of Human α9* Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors in X. laevis   Oocytes is Dependent on the α9 Subunit 5′ UTR” –PloS One, 2013, May 22; 8(5); e64655

 

Yingqiu Xie, Olena Filchakova, Qing Yang, Yerkebulan Yesbolatov, Darkhan Tursynkhan, Aishabibi Kassymbek, Mohamed Bouhrara, Kunjie Wang, Mannix Balanay, Haiyan Fan, “Inhibition of Cancer Cell Proliferation by Carbon Dots Derived from Date Pits at Low-Dose” – Chemistry Select, Vol. 2, Issue 14, May 15, 2017, pages 4079 – 4083