Saint-Petersburg State University
Faculty of Biology

Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Rus | Eng

Head of the Department

Andrey Granovitch

PhD, DSc, Professor, Head of the Department

Scientific interests: general parasitology, host-parasite interactions, populations of parasitic organisms, trematodes, population biology, theory of evolution, general zoology, malacology, marine biology.

e-mails: granovitch@mail.ru, granovitch@bio.pu.ru

Department Secretary

Gita Paskerova

Senior Lecturer

Scientific interests: parasitic protists: biodiversity, ultrastructure, host-parasite relationships on molecular, cell and tissue levels; biodiversity, evolution and phylogeny of sporozoans (apicomplexans.

e-mail: gitapasker@yahoo.com

Lecturing and Research Staff

Natalia Bondarenko

PhD, Postdoc

Scientific interests: neurogenetics, space medicine and biology, evolution of mitochondrial genomes, DNA barcoding.

e-mail: natalya.lannik@gmail.com
Philipp Chetverikov

Scientific interests: phytoparasitic mites and insects, evolution and systematics of Eriophyid mites Phytopathology, medical acaroentomology, biogeography, chelicerata phylogeny.

e-mail: philipp-chetverikov@yandex.ru
Svetlana Chikadze

Senior Research Fellow
Andrey Dobrovolskij

PhD, Associate Professor
Andrey Fateev

Senior Lecturer
Nil Filimonov

Lecturer
Sergei Fokin

PhD, DSc, Leading Research Fellow

Scientific interests: protistology, functional morphology of ciliates, biodiversity of the protists and its symbionts, symbiotic relationships between protists and bacteria, history of zoology.

e-mail: sifokin@mail.ru
Kirill Galaktionov

PhD, DSc, Professor
Anna Gladkikh

PhD, Postdoc

Elena Golikova

Junior Research Fellow

Scientific interests: benthic foraminifera as bioindicators of anthropogenic environmental impact, arctic benthic foraminiferal assemblages, ecology of arctic foraminifera, ecology of salt-marsh foraminifera.

e-mail: quinqueloqulina@gmail.com
Anna Gonchar

Lecturer

Scientific interests: parasitology, trematodes, speciation processes, molecular techniques, invertebrate fauna of the White Sea, the new phylogeny of eukaryotes.

e-mail: anya.gonchar@gmail.com
Alexey Grishankov

PhD, Associate Professor

Scientific interests: zoology, marine biology, biology and ecology of benthos, benthic structures communities, epibiosises, interspecific and intraspecific interactions, problems of evolution.
Sergey Karpov

PhD, DSc, Professor

Scientific interests: ultrastructure, cytoskeleton, molecular phylogeny, biodiversity of protists, symbiogenesis, the origin and evolution of eukaryotic cell and multicellular organisms, phylogeny and systematics of eukaryotes.

e-mail: sakarpov4@gmail.com
Vadim Khaitov

PhD, Associate professor
Konstantin Khalturin

PhD, Senior Research Fellow
Sergei Korsun

PhD, Associate Professor

Scientific interests: Foraminifera, protists, marine biology.

e-mail: s_korsun@mail.ru
Olga Kotenko

Lecturer

Scientific interests: embryonic and postembryonic development of marine invertebrates, larvae anathomy and early development strategies of marine bryozoans.

e-mail: olgakotenko@gmail.com
Vladimir Krapivin

Lecturer

Scientific interests: symbiosis in invertebrates, parasitology, biology and ecology of bivalvia, marine benthos ecology.

e-mail: bidlodaos@mail.ru
Darya Krupenko

Lecturer

Scientific interest: morphology, life cycles and fauna of parasitic flatworms; muscle system of lower invertebrates; parasitology; marine biology.

e-mail: midnightcrabb@gmail.com
Alexander Kudryavtsev

PhD, Senior Research Fellow

Scientific interests: systematics, phylogeny and species problem in Amoebozoa, amoebae in deep-sea communities.

e-mail: a.kudryavtsev@bio.spbu.ru
Arina Maltseva

PhD, Senior Lecturer

Scientific interests: innate immune response, immunity in invertebrates, immunity in symbiotic interactions.

e-mail: almalzeva@gmail.com, a.maltseva@bio.spbu.ru, multicornis@gmail.com
Natalia Mikhailova

PhD, DSc, Associate Professor
Elena Nasonova

PhD, Senior Research Fellow
Andrey Ostrovsky

PhD, DSc, Associate Professor

Scientific interests: reproductive ecology and evolution of reproductive strategies of aquatic organisms, early evolution and paleobiogeography of marine bryozoans, anatomy, polymorphism, behaviour and symbionts of bryozoans, ecology and protection of the freshwater pearl mussel.

e-mail: oan_univer@yahoo.com
Alexey Poloskin

Senior Lecturer
Olga Raikova

PhD, Associate Professor

Scientific interests: morphology. phylogeny, nervous system, musculature, reproductive system, immunohistochemistry, histochemistry, confocal microscopy, ultrastructure, lower Bilateria, Acoela, Nemertodermatida, Xenoturbellida, Platyhelminthes, Rotifera, CnidaRIA, Mollusca Bivalvia, Myxozoa.

e-mail: oraikova@gmail.com
Alexander Railkin

PhD, DSc, Chief of the Laboratory of Marine Research

Scientific interests: ecology of benthic communities, behaviour of invertebrates, micro- and macrobiofouling, environmentally friendly antifouling protection, the scientific basis of shellfish and algae aquaculture, aquariums, the methodology of biological experiment, mathematical modeling in biology.
Maria Rautian

PhD, DSc, Leading Research Fellow

Scientific interests: Protozoan nucleus, intracellular simbiosis.
Natalia Shunatova

PhD, Associate Professor

Scientific interests: functional and evolutionary morphology; feeding strategies in marine Invertebrates; larval structure, settlement and metamorphosis; structure and dynamics of benthic communities.

e-mail: natalia.shunatova@gmail.com
George Slyusarev

PhD, DSc, Professor

Scientific interests: evolutionary morphology, lower Metazoa, «simple nervous systems».
Alexey Smirnov

PhD, Associate Professor.

Scientific interests: amoeboid protists, systematics, morphology, biology, fine structure, molecular phylogeny, biodiversity and ecology of protists.

e-mails: polychaos@mail.ru, lobosea@gmail.com

ResearchGate: Smirnov Alexey
Viktor Starunov

PhD, Postdoc
Sogdiana Sukhareva

PhD, Associate Professor
Alexey Sukhotin

PhD, Associate Professor
Marina Varfolomeeva

PhD SPbSU, Lecturer

Scientific interests: ecology, structure and dynamics of marine benthic communities, spatial scales, succession, interspecific and intraspecific biotic interactions, growth and reproduction of marine invertebrates, demographic structure of populations, microevolution, biostatistics.

e-mail: m.varfolomeeva@spbu.ru, marina.varfolomeeva@gmail.com
Andrey Vishnyakov

PhD, Associate Professor

Scientific interests: symbiosis of invertebrates, morphology and physiology of ciliates, vermiculture.

e-mail: vishnyakov@hotmail.com
Eugeniy Yakovis

PhD, Senior Research Fellow

Scientific interests: community ecology, landscape ecology, biotic interactions, facilitation, foundation species, marine benthos.
e-mail:

yakovis@rbcmail.ru
Vasily Zlatogursky

Lecturer

Scientific interests: protistology, biodiversity, taxonomy and phylogeny of heliozoans.

e-mail: v.zlatogursky@gmail.com

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