Born in 1981.
2014 – present – Docent at the Department of Genetics and Biotechnology, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv.
2007 – 2014 – Assistant at the Department of Genetics and Biotechnology, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv.
2003 – 2008 - PhD course under supervision of Dr. Dariya Maksymiv (Ivan Franko National University of Lviv).
Awards, fellowships and grants:
2009 - Travel grant to attend the 6th International PhD Student Symposium in G?ttingen (September 9-12, 2009).
2008 - Travel grant from organization committee of 12th European Drosophila Neurobiology Meeting (“Neurofly 2008”, Wurzburg).
2006-2008 - INTAS Fellowship Grant for Young Scientists, Ref. Nr 05-109-5235.
2002-2003 and 2005-2006 - Career development award for young researches in Ukraine from the West-Ukrainian Bio-Medical Research Center (WUBMRC).
- Molecular mechanisms of genetic processes
- Protein-Nucleic acids interactions
- Physical chemistry of biopolymers
- O. Shcherbakova. Characteristics of phenotypical changes of neurodegenerative mutant 4.14.10 on the gene SNF4Agamma during oxidative stress // Visnyk of Lviv University, Biology Series. 2014. Is. 66. P. 156-163.
- N.P. Matiytsiv, I.B. Magorivska, O.V. Shcherbakova, Ya.I. Chernik, and D.V. Maksymiv. Genetic Analysis of Drosophila melanogaster Chromosome 3 Neurodegenerative Mutants Induced with Ethyl Methanesulfonate // Russian Journal of Genetics, 2009, Vol. 45, No. 2, P. 171–176.
- Shcherbakova O.V., Mohylyak I.I, Matiytsiv N.P., Maksymiv D.V., Chernyk Ya. I. The alters in brain tissue of Drosophila melanogaster neurodegenerative mutant 4.14 after normoxia and hyperoxia // Factors of experimental evolution, K.: Logos, 2008, V. 4, P. 339-342.
- Maksymiv D.V., Holub N.Y., Mahorivska I.B., Stupnytska I. S., Shcherbakova O.V., Chernyk Ya.I. Drosophila melanogaster – a model for molecular and genetic investigations of neuro- and miopathies // Achievement and problems of genetics, selection and biotechnology, K.:Logos, 2007, V.1., P. 269-272.
- Kucherenko M., Shcherbakova O., Stupnytska I., Chernyk Ya., Maksymiv D. The age-dependent changes of catalase, superoxide dismutase and nitric oxide synthase activities in neurodegenerative mutants of Drosophila melanogaster // Factors of experimental evolution, K.:Logos, 2006, V. 3, P. 388-391.