Irina Shepeleva

CURRICULUM VITAE

Irina Shepeleva

PERSONAL AND CONTACT DETAILS

Date of birth: 24th June 1979

Family status: unmarried

Telephone (mobile): 8 921 36 49 409

E-mail: ishepeleva@rambler.ru

Languages: English

 

EDUCATION

University

1996/09–2001/06: Student, Bioecological Faculty,KaliningradStateUniversity (KSU),Kaliningrad

1999–2000: Grant-holder of Kaliningrad Administration

2000–2001: Grant-holder of the Scientific Council of KSU

2000/04–06: Taking a course “Ecological education for the stable development of the Baltic Region”, Ecological center “Agenda21”, KSU. The second town ecological competition laureate ofKaliningrad

2001/06: Diploma in Biology (=MSc) with first class honours degree, KSU

Postgraduate study

2001/10–2004/10: PhD student, Bioecological Faculty, KSU.

2004/11: The Certificate on graduation from postgraduate study with first class honours degree, specialty “Physiology”, KSU

Defense of PhD thesis

2007/03: Defense of PhD thesis in M.V.Lomonosov Moscow State University. Doctor of Biological Sciences (=PhD), specialties “Physiology” and “Zoology”

Current position

Senior research worker in the Laboratory of visual physiology at Pavlov Institute of Physiology RAS, Saint-Petersburg

SKILLS

1. Histological methods for getting of semithin and ultrathin sections of camera eyes of gastropod mollusks.

Fig. 1. Digital pictures of semithin sections of the eyes of terrestrial pulmonate mollusks Perforatella incarnata (a) (Shepeleva 2006), Helicigona lapicida (b) (Shepeleva 2006) and Trichia hispida (c) (Shepeleva 2009). Scale bars: 60 µm (a), 50 µm (b) and 40 µm (c).

Fig. 2. Digital pictures of ultrathin sections of the retina of terrestrial pulmonate mollusk Arion rufus, showing photoreceptor cells of the first (a) and second (b) type (Shepeleva 2007). Scale bars: 1 µm (a, b).

2. Methods of light and electron microscopy for study of semithin and ultrathin sections of the eyes, preparations of the isolated eyes and components of the dioptric apparatus.

Fig. 3. Digital pictures of the isolated eye of Perforatella incarnata (a), the isolated lens of P. incarnata (b) and the image of the test object (a copper grid for electron microscope) formed by the isolated lens of P. incarnata (c) (Shepeleva 2006). Scale bars: 60 µm (a), 30 µm (b) and 3.5 µm (c).

3. Methods for estimation of the focal lengths and refractive indexes of the isolated components of the dioptric apparatus.

4. Morphometry on preparations, digital pictures of preparations and sections using software CorelDraw.

5. Calculations of the visual parameters.

6. Methods for study of the different aspects of gastropod mollusks’ visual and motive behaviour.

7. Statistical analysis of morphometrical and behavioural data.

 

LIST OF PUBLICATIONS

 

Monograph

1. Shepeleva I. Vision of gastropod mollusks. Saarbrücken: LAMBERT Academic Publishing, 2013. 88 с. (in Russian) >>Details

Articles in refereed journals

1. Bobkova M.V., Gal J., Zhukov V.V., Shepeleva I.P. and Meyer-Rochow V.B. (2004). Variations in the retinal design of pulmonate snails (Mollusca, Gastropoda): squaring phylogenetic background and ecophysiological needs. Invertebrate Biology. 123 (2), 101–115. (in English)

2. Gal J., Bobkova M.V., Zhukov V.V., Shepeleva I.P., Meyer-Rochow V.B. (2004). Fixed focal-length optics in pulmonate snails (Mollusca, Gastropoda): squaring phylogenetic background and ecophysiological needs. Invertebrate Biology. 123 (2), 116–127. (in English)

3. Shepeleva I.P. (2005). Morphology and optical physiology of the eye of terrestrial slug Arion rufus L. (Mollusca: Gastropoda). Sensory Systems. 19 (2), 166–171. (in Russian)

4. Shepeleva I.P. (2005). Comparative investigation of the morphology and optical properties of the eye lenses of some gastropod mollusks. Sensory Systems. 19 (2), 172–176. (in Russian)

5. Shepeleva I.P. (2006). Comparative study of the morphology and optics of the eyes of terrestrial gastropod mollusks Cochlodina laminata and Perforatella incarnata (Pulmonata: Stylommatophora) with different light preferences. Sensory Systems. 20 (1), 40–51. (in Russian)

6. Shepeleva I.P. (2006). The eye of terrestrial gastropod mollusk Helicigona lapicida (Pulmonata: Stylommatophora). Sensory Systems. 20 (1), 52–58. (in Russian)

7. Shepeleva I.P. (2006). Comparative study of the morphology and optics of the eyes of terrestrial gastropod mollusks Arianta arbustorum and Cepaea hortensis (Pulmonata: Stylommatophora) with similar light preferences. Sensory Systems. 20 (1), 59–67. (in Russian)

8. Shepeleva I.P. (2009). Motive behavior of the terrestrial slug Arion rufus (Gastropoda: Stylommatophora) under conditions of light stimulation. Zoological Journal. 88 (8), 907–913. (in Russian)

9. Shepeleva I.P. (2009). What do gastropod mollusks see? Nature. 8, 48–53. (in Russian)

10. Shepeleva I.P. (2009). Structure and optical properties of the eye of terrestrial gastropod mollusk Trichia hispida (Linne, 1758) (Pulmonata: Stylommatophora) fromSouth Sweden. Invertebrate Zoology. 5 (2), 173–180. (in Russian)

11. Shepeleva I.P. (2010). Diversity and peculiarities of photoreceptors in the retina of camera eye of gastropod mollusk Helicigona lapicida Linnaeus, 1758 (Pulmonata, Stylommatophora). Bulletin ofMordovianStateUniversity. 1, 69–76. (in Russian)

12. Shepeleva I.P. (2011). Types of the eyes of invertebrates. Bulletin ofMordovianStateUniversity. 4, 218–230. (in Russian)

13. Shepeleva I.P. (2011). Camera eyes of gastropod mollusks. Bulletin ofMordovianStateUniversity. 4, 230–239. (in Russian)

14. Shepeleva I.P. (2011). Resolving ability and optical sensitivity of the camera eyes of gastropod mollusks. Bulletin ofMordovianStateUniversity. 4, 240–250. (in Russian)

 

Materials of conferences

1. Shepeleva I.P. (2005). Ecological adaptations in the eye structure of terrestrial slug Arion rufus (L.) to the rising of light sensitivity. International Conference for the Actual Problems of Animal Ecological Physiology, Biochemistry and Genetics, Saransk, Mordovia, March 2005, 266. (in Russian)

2. Shepeleva I.P. (2009). Structure and optical properties of the eye of gastropod mollusk Trichia hispida L. (Pulmonata, Stylommatophora) fromSouth Sweden. II International Conference for the Actual Problems of Animal Ecological Physiology, Biochemistry and Genetics,Saransk, Mordovia, April 2009, 147–150. (in Russian)

3. Shepeleva I.P. (2009). Structure and optical properties of the camera eye of gastropod mollusk Succinea putris (Linnaeus, 1758) (Pulmonata, Stylommatophora). II International Conference for the Actual Problems of Animal Ecological Physiology, Biochemistry and Genetics,Saransk, Mordovia, April 2009, 150–152. (in Russian)

4. Shepeleva I.P. (2010). Diversity and peculiarities of photoreceptors in the retina of camera eye of gastropod mollusk Helicigona lapicida (Linne, 1758) (Pulmonata, Stylommatophora). International Scientific Conference for Zoological Investigations in the Regions ofRussia and Contiguous Territories,Saransk, Mordovia, January 2010, 193–195. (in Russian)

5. Shepeleva I.P. (2010). Morphology, optical properties and evolutional changes of the eye lenses of terrestrial gastropod mollusks. I International Bekker’s Reading,Volgograd,Russia, May 2010, 564–566. (in Russian)

6. Shepeleva I.P. (2012). The eye of a gastropod pulmonate mollusk Helix lucorum L. (Stylommatophora, Helicidae) in vitro. V Russian with International Participation Medical and Biological Congress of Young Scientists «Symbiose-Russia 2012». Tver’,Russia, December 2012, 407–409. (in Russian)

 

Abstracts of conferences

1. Shepeleva I.P. (2002). Comparative study of the anatomy and optical properties of the visual organs of some gastropod mollusks. V-th Russian Medical and Biological Conference of Young Scientists,St. Petersburg,Russia, April 2002, 270. (in Russian)

2. Bobkova M., Gal J., Zhukov V., ShepelevaI.and Meyer-Rochow V.B. (2003). Optics and retinal designs in pulmonate snails. VII-th East European Conference of the International Society for Invertebrate Neurobiology,Kaliningrad-Svetlogorsk-Otradnoe,Russia, September 2003, 31. (in English)

3. Shepeleva I.P. (2004). Motive behavior of the terrestrial slug Arion rufus (L.) under conditions of light stimulation. VII Russian Medical and Biological Conference of Young Scientists,St. Petersburg,Russia, March 2004, 335–336. (in Russian)

4. Shepeleva I.P. (2004). Morphology and optical physiology of the eye of terrestrial slug Arion rufus (L.) (Mollusca: Gastropoda). Pavlov’s Physiological Society XIX Congress,Yekaterinburg,Russia, September 2004, 356. (in Russian)

5. Shepeleva I.P. (2005). Comparative investigation of the morphology and optical properties of the eye lenses of some gastropod mollusks. Russian Physiological and Medical Conference of Young Scientists,St. Petersburg,Russia, April 2005, 138. (in Russian)

6. Shepeleva I.P. (2005). Photoreceptive apparatus of the camera eye of terrestrial slug Arion rufus (L.) (Mollusca: Gastropoda). Russian Physiological and Medical Conference of Young Scientists,St. Petersburg,Russia, April 2005, 138. (in Russian)

7. Shepeleva I.P. (2006). Adaptations to vision at terrestrial gastropod mollusks Cochlodina laminata and Perforatella incarnata (Pulmonata: Stylommatophora). XIII International Conference and VI School for Evolutional Physiology dedicated to Orbely’s memory and 50-year of Sechenov Institute of Evolutional Physiology and Biochemistry,St. Petersburg,Russia, January 2006, 246. (in Russian)

8. Shepeleva I.P. (2006). The eye of terrestrial gastropod mollusk Helicigona lapicida (Pulmonata: Stylommatophora). XIII International Conference and VI School for Evolutional Physiology dedicated to Orbely’s memory and 50-year of Sechenov Institute of Evolutional Physiology and Biochemistry,St. Petersburg,Russia, January 2006, 246–247. (in Russian)

9. Shepeleva I.P. (2006). The role of light factor in forming the eyes of terrestrial gastropod mollusks Arianta arbustorum and Cepaea hortensis (Pulmonata: Stylommatophora). XIII-thInternational Conference and VI School for Evolutional Physiology dedicated to Orbely’s memory and 50-year of Sechenov Institute of Evolutional Physiology and Biochemistry,St. Petersburg,Russia, January 2006, 247–248. (in Russian)

10. Shepeleva I.P. (2006). Comparative morphology and optics of gastropod eyes (Gastropoda: Pulmonata: Stylommatophora). XXIX European Conference on Visual Perception,St. Petersburg,Russia, August 2006, 139. (in Russian)

11. Shepeleva I.P. (2008). Behavioral investigations of the visual preferences of the freshwater gastropod mollusk Radix peregra (Müller 1774). XI Russian Medical and Biological Conference of Young Scientists,St. Petersburg,Russia, April 2008, 431. (in Russian)

12. Shepeleva I.P. (2008). Structural and functional organization and evolutional changes of the eyes of terrestrial gastropod mollusks. Russian Conference for Structural and Functional Bases of the Function Evolution, Extreme States Physiology, St. Petersburg, Russia, November 2008, 188. (in Russian)

13. Shepeleva I.P. (2011). Microvillar photoreceptive apparatus of the camera eyes of gastropod mollusks from different phylogenetic groups. XIV International Conference and VII School for Evolutional Physiology dedicated to Orbely’s memory, St. Petersburg, Russia, October 2011, 209210. (in Russian)

14. Shepeleva I.P. (2011). Functional capabilities of the camera eyes of gastropod mollusks. XIV-th International Conference and VII School for Evolutional Physiology dedicated to Orbely’s memory, St. Petersburg, Russia, October 2011, 210211. (in Russian)

15. Shepeleva I.P. (2012). The screening pigment of the camera eyes of some species of terrestrial gastropod mollusks // Cytology. 54 (4), 364365. (in Russian)

 

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