Dr. Iryna Rusanova studied Biochemistry and Master in Biomedical Sciences at the Moscow State University of Medicine (Russia), homologated to the official Spanish university degree in Biochemistry. He then moved to the Republic of Panama where he expanded his curriculum by completing a Postgraduate Degree in Higher Education and a Diploma in Human Genetics. He has ten years of teaching experience at the Specialized University of Las Américas (public university-UDELAS) and private universities (Universidad Latina de Panamá and Columbus University). In 2007 she obtained the title of Regular Professor of Biochemistry by contest and is currently an Ad Honorem Research Professor at UDELAS.

She has served as Director of the Biomedical Department, Director of the School of Health and coordinator of the Biomedical Engineering Degree in UDELAS. Between 2008 and 2009 she was principal investigator of the FID08-124 project (Determination of haplotypes of the beta cluster in Panamanian pediatric patients with sickle cell anemia), funded by the National Secretariat of Science and Technology, Republic of Panama. At that time, he joined the CTS-101 Research Group: Intercellular Communication, under the direction of Perof. Darío Acuña Castroviejo, where he completed the Official Master’s Degree in Biotechnology and obtained in 2010 the title of Doctor of Biotechnology from the University of Granada, with the qualification of Cum Laude. He participated in the research project “Evaluation of the effects of melatonin and its metabolites on the proliferation and differentiation of neural stem cells at the University of Granada”, under the direction of Prof. Germaine Escames. During his studies he made a stay at the Center for Diagnosis of Molecular Diseases (CEDEM, at the UAM), where he learned the techniques of diagnosis and analysis of mutations of congenital glycosylation defects.

Between 2010 and 2012 he worked in the Eurístikos Pediatric Research Excellence Group, with a grant from the General University of Granada Foundation – Abbott Laboratories, SA and a research contract under the NUTRIMENTE European Research Project.

Since 2013 she has been hired as a Senior Technician by the Thematic Network for Cooperative Research on Aging and Fragility (RETICEF) in the CTS-101 Research Group, under the direction of Prof. Darío Acuña, also belonging to said Network. Her current job is determination of chronobiological markers and oxidative and inflammatory stress in normale subjects and patients, with a view to the Network’s aging studies.

In addition to the published articles, Dr. Rusanova is co-author and co-editor of the book: “Sickle Cell Disease: a new vision for an old problem”. Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2013, and co-editor of the book: “New Developments in Melatonin Researh.” Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2013. She is co-author of several communications and in national and international conferences. As a result of his work, he has the Prize for the best research work carried out at the University of Panama during the period 2010-2012, for the project entitled: “Characterization and diagnosis of beta cluster haplotypes in Panamanian pediatric patients with sickle cell anemia- FID08-124 ”.

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