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Elena Andreyko, PhD

Research Associate




I am originally from Kazan, Russia. After completing my PhD and working as a scientist at the Kazan Federal University, Russia I joined the Dr Sirianni Lab as a research associate in the autumn of 2022. An organic chemist by training my expertise is on supramolecular organic chemistry of thiacalix[4]arenes for synthetic receptors and nanoparticles application. I am working on a) formulation and labeling of drug loaded polymeric nanoparticles for treatment diseases of the central nerves system b) surface modification of fluospheres and gold nanoparticles to study particle distribution and interaction with brain tissues in vivo. In my free time I enjoy playing computer games and board games, reading books and hiking.

Selected publications:

  1. Е.А. Yushkova (Andreyko), E.N. Zaykov, I.I. Stoikov, I.S. Antipin. Self-assembly of nanosized aggregates based on the photo switchable p-tert-butyl thiacalix[4]arene derivative and FeIII, CuII, and AgI cations. Russian Chemical Bulletin, 2009, V. 58, P. 101-107.

  2. Е.А. Yushkova (Andreyko), I.I. Stoikov. p-Tert-butyl thiacalix[4]arenes functionalized with amide and hydrazide groups at the lower rim in cone, partial cone and 1,3-alternate conformations are “smart” building blocks for constructing nanosized structures with metal cations of s-, p-, d-elements in the organic phase. Langmuir, 2009, V. 25, N. 6, P.3310-3319.

  3. Е.А. Yushkova (Andreyko), I. I. Stoikov, J. B. Puplampu; I. S. Antipin, A. I. Konovalov. Cascade and commutative self-Assembles of nanoscale three-component systems controlled by the conformation of thiacalix[4]arene. Langmuir, 2011, V. 27, P. 14053-14064.

  4. Е.А. Yushkova (Andreyko), I.I. Stoikov, A.Yu. Zhukov, J.B. Puplampu, I.Kh. Rizvanov, I.S. Antipin, A.I. Konovalov, Heteroditopic p-tert-butyl thiacalix[4]arenes for creating supramolecular self-assembles by cascade or commutative mechanisms, RSC Adv., 2012, V.2, p. 3906-3919.

  5. E. A. Andreyko, I. I. Stoikov, I. S. Antipin, A. O. Karpus, A. M. Sikorsky, O. A. Yesypenko, A. B. Rozhenko, V. I. Boyko, V. I. Kalchenko. Enantioselective recognition of amino acids by enantiomerically pure calix[4]arene carboxylic acid or their diastereomerically pure N-(1-phenyl)ethyl amides. Macroheterocycles., 2013, V.6, P. 227-233.

  6. E. A. Yuskova (Andreyko), P. A. A. Ignacio-de Leon, A. Khabibullin, I. I. Stoikov, I. Zharov. Silica nanoparticles surface-modified with thiacalixarenes selectively adsorb oligonucleotides and proteins. J. Nanopart. Res., 2013, V. 15, P. 1617-1631.

  7. E. A. Andreyko, P. L. Padnya, R. R. Daminova, I. I. Stoikov. Supramolecular “containers”: self-assembly and functionalization of thiacalix[4]arenes for recognition of amino- and dicarboxylic acids. RSC Adv., 2014, V. 4, P. 3556–3565.

  8. E. A. Andreyko, P. L. Padnya, I. I. Stoikov. Supramolecular self-assembly of water-soluble nanoparticles based on amphiphilic p-tert-butylthiacalix[4]arenes with silver nitrate and fluorescein. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochem. Eng. Aspects, 2014, V. 454, P 74–83.

  9. E. A. Andreyko, P. L. Padnya, I. I. Stoikov. Amphiphilic p‐tert‐butylthiacalix[4]arenes containing quaternary ammonium groups: from small molecules toward water‐soluble nanoscale associates. J. Phys. Org. Chem., 2015, V. 28, P 527-535.

  10. P. L. Padnya, E. A. Andreyko, O. A. Mostovaya, I. Kh. Rizvanov, Ivan I. Stoikov. The synthesis of new amphiphilic p-tert-butylthiacalix[4]arenes containing peptide fragments and their interaction with DNA. Org. Biomol. Chem., 2015, V. 13, P 5894-5904.


Selected presentations:

  • E.A. Yushkova (Andreyko). (2007) Self-assembly of aggregates of p-tert-butyl thiacalix[4]arenes tetrasubstituted at the lower rim by amide groups and metal cations. Pan-REC Conference-2007, Perm, Russia.

  • E.A. Yushkova (Andreyko). Supramolecular architecture-controlled self-assemblies of derivatives p-tert-butyl thiacalix[4]arene with some cations metal: toward nanotechnology smart materials. (2008). 1st Russian-Japanese young scientists conference on nanomaterials and nanotechnology, Moscow, Russia.

  • E.A. Yushkova (Andreyko). Self-assembly of stereoisomers of p-tert-butyl thiacalix[4]arenes tetra-substituted at the lower rim by amide and hydrazide groups with metal cations in the organic phase. (2009). XXIV International Chugaev conference on coordination chemistry and youth conference-school "Physico-chemical methods in the chemistry of coordination compounds - from molecules to nanomaterials”, St. Petersburg, Russia.

  • E.A. Yushkova (Andreyko). Self-assemblies of tetra-substituted at the lower rim p-tert-butyl thiacalix[4]arenes (2009). Vth International symposium “design and synthesis of supramolecular architectures”, Kazan, Russia.

  • E.A. Yushkova (Andreyko). Supramolecular self-assembly based on stereoisomers of p-tert-butylthiacalix[4]arenes and some metal cations: structure and biological activity of nanoparticles. (2010). 3rd International Summer School "Supramolecular Systems in Chemistry and Biology", Lvov, Ukraine.

  • E.A. Yushkova (Andreyko). Novel organosilica nanoparticles made of modified p-tret-butyl thiacalix[4]arenes. (2011). 7th annual nanotechnology conference and exhibition NanoUtah 2011, Salt Lake City, UT, USA.

  • E.A. Andreyko. Actinomycin D loaded polymersomes. (2023). The UMass Chan Medical School. Department of Neurological Surgery. Annual Research Symposium. Worchester, MA, USA


Honors and awards:

  • The certificate in recognition of superior accomplishment in the BRHE Young Scientists’ Poster competition (2007)

  • Scholarship “Best graduate student of the Russian Academy of Sciences” (2010)

  • The certificate in recognition of superior accomplishment in the BRHE Young Scientists’ Article competition (2010)

  • Scholarship of the President of the Russian Federation (2011)

  • Scholarship of the President of the Russian Federation (2012)

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