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Biomedical science writing | Scientific consultation | Designing & conducting research projects (Genetics)

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Subject Matter Expertise
Writing Medical Writing, Newswriting, General Proofreading & Editing
Research Fact Checking, Scientific and Technical Research, Systematic Literature Review
Consulting Scientific and Technical Consulting
Work Experience

Senior Research Scientist

St. Petersburg State University

October 2016 - December 2022

Postdoctoral Fellow

St. Petersburg State University

October 2008 - January 2015

Assistant Professor (Contractual)

St. Petersburg State University

April 2009 - September 2013


PhD (Neurogenetics)

McGill University

September 2002 - September 2008

PhD (Human Genetics)

McGill University

2002 - 2008

Masters of Science (Central Nervous System)

University of Montreal

May 2001 - August 2002

Bachelors (Biomedical Sciences)

University of Montreal

September 1998 - April 2001

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Alexander Hatoum, Sarah M.C. Colbert, Emma C Johnson, Spencer B. Huggett, Joseph Deak, Gita A. Pathak, Mariela V. Jennings, Sarah Paul, Nicole Karcher, Isabella Hansen, et al.(2023). Multivariate genome-wide association meta-analysis of over 1 million subjects identifies loci underlying multiple substance use disorders . Nature Mental Health. 1. (3). p. 210--223. Springer Science and Business Media {LLC}
Anastasia Levchenko, Maria Plotnikova(2023). Genomic regulatory sequences in the pathogenesis of bipolar disorder . Frontiers in Psychiatry. 14. Frontiers Media {SA}
Anastasia Levchenko, Fedor Gusev, Evgeny Rogaev(2023). The evolutionary origin of psychosis . Frontiers in Psychiatry. 14. Frontiers Media {SA}
Anastasia Levchenko, Timur Nurgaliev, Alexander Kanapin, Anastasia Samsonova, Raul R. Gainetdinov(2020). Current challenges and possible future developments in personalized psychiatry with an emphasis on psychotic disorders . Heliyon. 6. (5). p. e03990. Elsevier {BV}
Anastasia Levchenko, Natalya Vyalova, Ivan V. Pozhidaev, Anastasiia S. Boiko, Diana Z. Osmanova, Olga Yu. Fedorenko, Arkadiy V. Semke, Nikolay A. Bokhan, Bob Wilffert, Anton J.M. Loonen, et al.(2019). No evidence so far of a major role of AKT1 and GSK3B in the pathogenesis of antipsychotic-induced tardive dyskinesia . Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental. p. e2685. Wiley
Levchenko, A., Losenkov, I.S., Vyalova, N.M., Simutkin, G.G., Bokhan, N.A., Wilffert, B., Loonen, A.J.M., Ivanova, S.A.(2018). The functional variant RS334558 of GSK3B is associated with remission in patients with depressive disorders . Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Medicine. 11. p. 121-126.
Levchenko, A., Kanapin, A., Samsonova, A., Gainetdinov, R.R.(2018). Human accelerated regions and other human-specific sequence variations in the context of evolution and their relevance for brain development . Genome Biology and Evolution. 10. (1). p. 166-188.
Levchenko, A., Davtian, S., Freylichman, O., Zagrivnaya, M., Kostareva, A., Malashichev, Y.(2015). Beta-catenin in schizophrenia: Possibly deleterious novel mutation . Psychiatry Research. 228. (3). p. 843-848.
Levchenko, A., Davtian, S., Petrova, N., Malashichev, Y.(2014). Sequencing of five left-Right cerebral asymmetry genes in a cohort of schizophrenia and schizotypal disorder patients from Russia . Psychiatric Genetics. 24. (2). p. 75-80.
Xiong, L., Montplaisir, J., Desautels, A., Barhdadi, A., Turecki, G., Levchenko, A., Thibodeau, P., Dubé, M.-P., Gaspar, C., Rouleau, G.A.(2010). Family study of restless legs syndrome in Quebec, Canada: Clinical characterization of 671 familial cases . Archives of Neurology. 67. (5). p. 617-622.
Rivière, J.-B., Xiong, L., Levchenko, A., St-Onge, J., Gaspar, C., Dion, Y., Lespérance, P., Tellier, G., Richer, F., Chouinard, S., et al.(2009). Association of intronic variants of the BTBD9 gene with Tourette syndrome . Archives of Neurology. 66. (10). p. 1267-1272.
Levchenko, A., Montplaisir, J.-Y., Asselin, G., Provost, S., Girard, S.L., Xiong, L., Lemyre, E., St-Onge, J., Thibodeau, P., Desautels, A., et al.(2009). Autosomal-dominant locus for restless legs syndrome in French-Canadians on chromosome 16p12.1 . Movement Disorders. 24. (1). p. 40-50.
Xiong, L., Catoire, H., Dion, P., Gaspar, C., Lafrenière, R.G., Girard, S.L., Levchenko, A., Rivière, J.-B., Fiori, L., St-Onge, J., et al.(2009). MEIS1 intronic risk haplotype associated with restless legs syndrome affects its mRNA and protein expression levels . Human Molecular Genetics. 18. (6). p. 1065-1074.
Xiong, L., Levchenko, A., Montplaisir, J., Rivière, J.-B., Thibodeau, P., St-Onge, J., Gaspar, C., Desautels, A., Lespérance, P., Chouinard, S., et al.(2008). Genetic association studies of neurotensin gene and restless legs syndrome in French Canadians . Sleep Medicine. 9. (3). p. 273-282.
Xiong, L., Dion, P., Montplaisir, J., Levchenko, A., Thibodeau, P., Karemera, L., Rivière, J.-B., St-Onge, J., Gaspar, C., Dubé, M.-P., et al.(2007). Molecular genetic studies of DMT1 on 12q in French-Canadian restless legs syndrome patients and families . American Journal of Medical Genetics, Part B: Neuropsychiatric Genetics. 144. (7). p. 911-917.
Xiong, L., Jang, K., Montplaisir, J., Levchenko, A., Thibodeau, P., Gaspar, C., Turecki, G., Rouleau, G.A.(2007). Canadian restless legs syndrome twin study . Neurology. 68. (19). p. 1631-1633.
Levchenko, A., Provost, S., Montplaisir, J.Y., Xiong, L., St-Onge, J., Thibodeau, P., Rivière, J.B., Desautels, A., Turecki, G., Dubé, M.P., et al.(2006). A novel autosomal dominant restless legs syndrome locus maps to chromosome 20p13 . Neurology. 67. (5). p. 900-901.
Levchenko, A., Robitaille, Y., Strong, M.J., Rouleau, G.A.(2004). TAU mutations are not a predominant cause of frontotemporal dementia in Canadian patients . Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. 31. (3). p. 363-367.
Levchenko, A., Montplaisir, J.-Y., Dubé, M.-P., Riviere, J.-B., St-Onge, J., Turecki, G., Xiong, L., Thibodeau, P., Desautels, A., Verlaan, D.J., et al.(2004). The 14q restless legs syndrome locus in the French Canadian population . Annals of Neurology. 55. (6). p. 887-891.
Xiong, L., Turecki, G., Levchenko, A., Gaspar, C., Hening, W.A., Montplaisir, J., Rouleau, G.A.(2009). Genetics of Restless Legs Syndrome . Restless Legs Syndrome. p. 31-49.