Education

Graduate School
National Academy of Sciences , Enzymology
Graduate School
Taras Shevchenko National Univ , Biochemistry
Graduate School
Taras Shevchenko National Univ , Biology
Graduate School
National Academy of Sciences (1985), Chemistry

Research Interest

  • Analytical (Bio)Chemistry
  • Biochemistry, Physiology, and Pathophysiology of the Ocular Surface
  • Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Biophysics of Lipids
  • Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Biophysics of the Tear Film and Meibum
  • Drug Discovery
  • Enzymology
  • Meibomian Gland Studies

Publications

Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

A role for ELOVL4 in the mouse meibomian gland and sebocyte cell biology.
McMahon A, Lu H, Butovich IA Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2014 Mar
Differential scanning calorimetric evaluation of human meibomian gland secretions and model lipid mixtures: Transition temperatures and cooperativity of melting.
Lu H, Wojtowicz JC, Butovich IA Chem. Phys. Lipids 2013 Apr
The Spectrophotometric Sulfo-Phospho-Vanillin Assessment of Total Lipids in Human Meibomian Gland Secretions.
McMahon A, Lu H, Butovich IA Lipids 2013 Jan
Disruption and destabilization of meibomian lipid films caused by increasing amounts of ceramides and cholesterol.
Arciniega JC, Uchiyama E, Butovich IA Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2013 54 2 1352-60

Honors & Awards

  • NIH R01 research awards
    R01EY024324; R01EY01948-01A1S1; R01EY019480 (2010-2020)
  • The Royal Society of Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    Overseas Fellow (2010)
  • National Academy of Sciences, Ukraine
    Senior Research Fellow, Bioorganic Chemistry (1997)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Adjunct Associate Professor, North Texas Eye Research Institute, UNT Health Science Center, Fort Worth, TX (2016)
  • International Society for Eye Research (ISER) (2014)
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) (2005)
  • The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (2004)