Zhanna A. Leshchenko

Senior Research Fellow of the Laboratory for Pathophysiology and Medical Genetics,

PhD (Candidate of Biological Science)



Zhanna A. Leshchenko graduated from the Biological Faculty (Department of Biochemistry) of M. Gorky Kharkiv State University in 1991. In 2008 she defended her thesis for the degree of candidate of biological sciences on the topic «Іmpact of social-emotional stress of pregnant rats with gestational diabetes on insulin resistance development in offspring (experimental study)», Endocrinology. Z.A. Leshchenko is a scientific secretary of the specialized scientific council D.64.564.01.

Z.A. Leshchenko is an author and co-author over of 230 scientific works, including 1 methodical recommendation, 15 patents of Ukraine. Z.A. Leshchenko is a member of the Ukrainian Biochemical Society, Scientific Medical Society of Pathophysiologists of Ukraine and European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), she takes an active part in the work of scientific conferences, congresses and symposia.

The area of interests: pathogenesis of diabetes mellitus and its complications, mechanisms of insulin resistance in offspring of mothers with pathological course of pregnancy (social and emotional stress in first trimester of pregnancy, gestational diabetes mellitus), assessment of the pharmacological properties of new potential antidiabetic agents.