Education

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

Research Interest

  • 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
  • Genomics and Metabolomics of the Eye
  • Meibomian Gland Studies

Publications

Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Depletion of Cholesteryl Esters Causes Meibomian Gland Dysfunction-Like Symptoms in a Soat1-Null Mouse Model.
Butovich IA, Wilkerson A, Yuksel S, Int J Mol Sci 2021 Feb 22 4
Comprehensive profiling of Asian and Caucasian meibomian gland secretions reveals similar lipidomic signatures regardless of ethnicity.
Butovich IA, Suzuki T, Wojtowicz J, Bhat N, Yuksel S, Sci Rep 2020 09 10 1 14510

Honors & Awards

  • Current NIH award
    R01EY027349 (2017)
  • Current NIH award
    R01EY024324 (2016)
  • NIH R01 research awards (recent)
    R01EY01948-01A1S1; R01EY019480 (2010-2016)
  • 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 Sciences Center, Fort Worth, TX (2016)
  • International Society for Eye Research (ISER) (2014)
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) (2005)