Program PhD Students

Denis Ganshevsky

Denis Ganshevsky

Title: IB PhD Student
Department: Biology
Office: ASEC D414


I graduated from Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University, Kyiv, Ukraine in 2008, where my primary interests laid in field of oncology and cell signaling in malignant cells. I did all my research work in signal transduction lab at R. E. Kavetsky Institute of Experimental Pathology Oncology and Radiobiology NAS of Ukraine, where I got most of my laboratory training and also learned diverse research techniques.  Our lab tightly collaborated with V.E. Lashkaryov Institute of Semiconductor Physics NAS of Ukraine, providing my research with a hint of interdisciplinary flavor. Those interdepartmental connections, between two institutions, helped me a lot in my previous research and also gave me a good idea about strengths and weakness of collaborative work.

Research Accomplishments

Early in 2009 I started Program in Integrated Bioscience at The University of Akron. Here my research focused on neural basics of social behavior and neural circuitries, which underlay this phenomenon. At moment, I’m concentrating on role of centrally expressed estrogen receptor alpha in conducting and modulating cellular and behavioral responses to social stimuli in meadow voles.


2008: BS Biology. Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University, Kyiv, Ukraine.