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[Department of Evolutionary Morphology] [Laboratory of Developmental Biology] 


Dr. Oleksandr Yaryhin, Ph.D.

Cand. Sci., Acting Head of Laboratory

Laboratory of Developmental Biology

Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology NAS of Ukraine,

15, B. Khmelnitsky Str.

Kyiv, Ukraine 01030

Phone: +380 44 2343093

Cell: +380 50 4880448

E-mail: alex.yarygin [at] izan.kiev.ua, alex.yarigin [at] gmail.com


ACADEMIC POSITIONS

2016 - Acting Head of Laboratory of Developmental Biology, Dept. of Evolutionary Morphology, Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology NAS of Ukraine

2013 present (part time). Research Scientist, Lesya Ukrainka Eastern European National University

2011 present (full time). Research Scientist, Dept. of Evolutionary Morphology of Vertebrates Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology NAS of Ukraine

2011 (February December) Junior Research Scientist, Dept. of Evolutionary Morphology of Vertebrates Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology NAS of Ukraine

20062007. Laboratory Assistant, Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology NAS of Ukraine.

 

EDUCATION

2011. Ph.D. (Zoology), Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology, NAS of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine. Thesis title: Embryonic development of the chondrocranium in sand lizard, Lacerta agilis (Reptilia, Squamata). Thesis defended: 23 February 2011. Advisor: Prof. Mikhailo F. Kovtun.

2006. M.S. (Biology. Pedagogy and methodology of secondary education). Kryvyi Rih State Pedagogical University, Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine. Thesis title: The study of the Balka Zelena avifauna as a form of environmental concept in the course of the study of animal biology. Thesis defended: 24 June 2006. Advisor: Dr. Volodymir I. Stryhunov.

2005. B.S. (Biological Sciences). Kryvyi Rih State Pedagogical University, Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine.

 

GRANTS AND FUNDING

2015-2016. DFG grant (Financial support for 3 month within one year funding period) . Initiation of International Collaboration (Host: Dr. Ingmar Werneburg. Museum fur Naturkunde, Berlin, Germany; Senckenberg Center for Human Evolution and Palaeoenvironment (HEP) at Eberhard Karls Universitat, Tubingen, Germany)

 

AWARDS AND HONORS

2016 2018. Scholarship of the President of Ukraine for Young Scientists

2016. National Scholarship Programme of the Slovak Republic for the Support of Mobility of Students, PhD Students, University Teachers and Researchers (Comenius University in Bratislava, Department of Ecology, morphology and evolution of vertebrates, 11th January 11th May)

2014. National Scholarship Programme of the Slovak Republic for the Support of Mobility of Students, PhD Students, University Teachers and Researchers (Comenius University in Bratislava, Department of Ecology, morphology and evolution of vertebrates, 3th February 3th June)

2012. National Scholarship Programme of the Slovak Republic for the Support of Mobility of Students, PhD Students, University Teachers and Researchers (Comenius University in Bratislava, Department of Ecology, morphology and evolution of vertebrates, 4th April 4th June)

2010 2012. Ukrainian National Academy of Science Scholarship for Young Scientists

2009. First Place at The III International Scientific and Practical Conference Volyn from the view of the young scientists: past, present, future, Lutsk. Category: Best section report

 

COURSES AND WORKSHOPS

2015. Workshop on Proposal Writing, held by Science Craft (14-15 December, Museum fur Naturkunde, Berlin, Germany)

2013. Amira (Avizo) workshop, held by FEI group (9th July, Barcelona, Spain)

 

RESEARCH SKILLS

Micro and macro anatomical preparation.

Histological and histochemical laboratory techniques.

3D reconstructions (Amira and Reconstruct software)

Scientific illustration, photomicrographs.

Amphibian and reptile husbandry and captive breeding; egg incubation.

Fieldwork, including: collection and preservation of specimens and tissues; field notes; photography; specimen accession; trapping of amphibians and reptiles

Languages: Ukrainian, Russian, English.

 

FIELD EXPERIENCE

April May 2013 (AR Crimea). Collected amphibians and reptiles for the National Museum of Natural History, NAS of Ukraine, and my independent research program. Field work was conducted for 2 weeks: 2 days at Syvash Rotten Sea in vicinity of Yasnopolyanske village, 2 days at the Arabat Spit, 4 days at Karalar Steep and 6 days at Tyup-Tarkhan Cape (Kerch Peninsulae).

June 2012. Collected reptiles to commence my independent research program. Field work was conducted for 2 weeks: 2 days in vicinity of Denyshy village near the Teteriv river (Zhytomyr region), and 12 days at Karalar Steep (Kerch Peninsulae, AR Crimea).

June 2011. Collected reptiles to commence my independent research program. Field work was conducted for 1 week: 2 days in vicinity of Denyshy village near the Teteriv river (Zhytomyr region), and 5 days near Zhebriyansky estuary (Primorskoe, Odessa region).

May 2009. Trapped lizards for work in conjunction with my PhD Thesis. Field work was conducted for 1 week: 2 days in the vicinity of Alushta, 3 days in vicinity of Inkerman (AR Crimea) and 2 days at the West coast of Molochnyi estuary of the Azov Sea (vicinity of Bohatyr village, Zaporizhzhia region).

June 2008. Collected amphibians and reptiles for the National Museum of Natural History, NAS of Ukraine, and for work in conjunction with my PhD Thesis. Field work was conducted for 5 days: 2 days at the Trukhanov island (Kyiv) and 3 days in vicinity of Deymanivka village near the Uday river (Poltava region).

May June 2007. Trapped lizards for work in conjunction with my PhD Thesis. Field work was conducted for 9 days: 5 days in May at the South-West coast of the Dniester estuary (Odessa region) and 4 days in June at the West coast of Molochnyi estuary of the Azov Sea (vicinity of Bohatyr village, Zaporizhzhia region).

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Skeletal development, morphology of vertebrates, developmental morphology, evolution and herpetology.

 

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

2016. Ontogeny of the basicranium in lizards. Sixth Meeting of European EvoDevo (2629 July) Uppsala, Sweden. Poster presentation.

2016. Vomeronasal organ development in the sand lizard (Reptilia: Squamata: Lacertidae: Lacerta agilis). 10th International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology (June 29 to July 3, 2016) Washington, USA. Poster presentation.

2016. Development of the basal chondrocranial elements in lizards. 10th International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology (June 29 to July 3, 2016) Washington, USA. 10 min.

2013. Reproductive biology of Pseudopus apodus (Reptilia, Sauria, Anguidae) at the northern limit of the area: first results and studying difficulties, VII International Conference of the Ukrainian Herpetological Society (1417 October, 2013), Vilkovo, Ukraine. 10 min.2013. Development of the basipterygoid process in lacertid lizards. 10th International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology (8-12 July) Barcelona, Spain. Poster presentation.

2012. Morphogenesis of the ethmoidal region of sand lizard (Lacerta agilis) chondrocranium. 5th Congress of the Alexander M. Nikolsky Herpetological Society (25-28 September) Minsk, Belarus. 10 min.

2010. Embryonic development of the chondrocranium in sand lizard, Lacerta agilis (Reptilia, Squamata). Extended Meeting of the Department of Evolutionary Morphology of Vertebrate, Kyiv, Ukraine (17 May) 20 min.

2009. Development of the pterygoquadrate complex of the Sand lizard. Ukrainian scientific and practical conference Current problems of embryological studies, Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine (710 Octoder) 10 min.

2009. Development of the pterygoquadrate complex of the Sand lizard. V International Conference of the Ukranian Herpetological Society, Kharkiv, Ukraine (2225 September) 10 min.

2009. Formation of Parachordals, Acrochordal Cartilage and Trabecula Cranii in the Skull of the Sand Lizard, Lacerta agilis (Reptilia, Squamata). III International Scientific and Practical Conference Volyn from the view of the young scientists: past, present, future, Lutsk, Ukraine (1314 May) 15 min.

2008. Early formation of chondrocranium of Lacerta agilis as reptile representative. Young scientists zoology conference of the I.I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology, NAS of Ukraine and the National Museum of Natural History, NAS of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine (2 October) 10 min.

2008. Chondrocranium development of recent reptiles. The Meeting of Vertebrate Zoology Chair, Saint Petersburg State University, Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation (18 November), 20 min.


 

MAJOR PUBLICATIONS

(in press). Yaryhin O., Werneburg I. Chondrification and character identification in the skull exemplified for the basicranial anatomy of early squamate embryos. JEZ Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution.

2017. Klembara J., Dobiasova K., Hain M, Yaryhin O. Skull Anatomy and Ontogeny of Legless Lizard Pseudopus apodus (Pallas, 1775): Heterochronic Influences on Form. Anatomical record. 300 (3): 460502

2015. Yaryhin O., Klembara J. Different embryonic origin of the basipterygoid process in two species of Lacerta (Squamata: Lacertidae). Biologia. 70 (4):530-534

2013. Karmyshev Yu.,Yaryhin O. Reproductive features of several Ukrainian true lizards (Lacertidae). Biological Bulletin of Bogdan Chmelnitskiy Melitopol State Pedagogical University 1 (7): 59-64.

2013. Kukushkin O, Karmyshev Yu., Yaryhin O, Sharyhin S. A state of knowledge on reproductive biology of Giant Legless Lizard, Pseudopus apodus (Reptilia, Sauria, Anguidae) in the Crimea. Samarskaya Luka: Regional and Global Ecological Problems 22: 114-125. (in Rus. with Engl. abstract)

2012. Stepanyuk Ya. V., Yaryhin O. Morphogenesis of Lake Frog olfactory analyzer. The problems of herpetology. Proceeding of the 5th Congress of the Alexander M. Nikolsky Herpetological Society (25-28 September 2012, Minsk, Belarus) 300 304 pp. (in Rus. with Engl. abstract)

2011. Kovtun M. F., Yarygin A. N., Sheverdyukova H. V. Embryology: the history and the present, tasks and perspectives. Vestnik Cherkasskogo Universiteta 204: 5763. (in Rus. with Engl. abstract)

2010. Kovtun M. F., Yarygin A. N. Formation of the Orbito-Temporal Region of Chondrocranium in Embryogenesis of the Sand Lizard, Lacerta agilis (Reptilia, Squamata). Vestnik Zoologii 44: 327-336. (In Russian)

2010. Yarygin A. N. Development of Pterygoquadrate Complex in the Embryogenesis of Sand Lizard, Lacerta agilis (Reptilia, Squamata). Vestnik Zoologii 44:107-114. (In English)

2009. Yarygin A. N. Formation of Parachordals, Acrochordal Cartilage and Trabecula Cranii in the Skull of the Sand Lizard, Lacerta agilis (Reptilia, Squamata). Vestnik Zoologii 43: 315-320 (in Rus. with Engl. abstract)

 

     

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