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 Eye and Adnexa
  • 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 and Adnexa
  • Meibomian Gland Studies

Publications

Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Novel Lipids of the Rabbit Harderian Gland Improve Tear Stability in an Animal Model of Dry Eye Disease.
Butovich IA, Yuksel S, Leonard B, Gadek T, Polans AS, Albert DM, J Ocul Pharmacol Ther 2021 Sep

Honors & Awards

  • Current NIH award
    R01EY027349 (2017-2026)
  • NIH R01 research awards (recent)
    R01EY019480; R01EY024324 (2010-2021)
  • 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)