Valeriia Spirina

Research Assistant

Valeriia’s project is focused on analyses of UV-induced SGs and their role in response to UV damage.

I am originally from Dnipro, Ukraine. During my undergraduate studies, I had research projects on neuroplasticity, neurodegeneration, and oxidative stress. For my Masters thesis research, I focused on nitric oxide’s impact on the organism. After I finished my MSc in 2020 (with Distinction) I worked as a biochemist in a medical laboratory and later as a lecturer at Dnipro State Medical University. After all this experience, I decided that I would like to pursue career in science.

I joined the Khaperskyy lab in September 2022. My current project is on stress granule formation triggered by UV light. When I am not in the lab, I am learning Korean and enjoying reading, hiking, painting, and embroidery.