Iryna Tishechkina

Tishechkina, Iryna
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Publications

  • Tishechkina, I.M., A. G. Labetskaya, K. M. Kireenko, I. V. Baydakova. 1997. Effect of some ecotone types on structure of small mammal ectoparasite assemblages. Archives of the Belarusian Acad. Sci. Ser. Biol. Sci. 42: 143-145 (In Belarusian).
  • Kononova, I.M. 1996. The ectoparasitic fauna of Root Vole (Microtus oeconomus) in the Priluki Reserve, Belarus. Parasitology (St. Petersburg) 30: 27-31.
  • Kononova, I.M. 1992. Ectoparasitofauna of small mammals of the Pripyatsky Nature Reserve. Archives of the Belarusian Acad. Sci. Ser. Biol. Sci. 37: 88-92 (In Belarusian).
  • Book Chapters & Symposia Proceedings
  • Kochergin V., Goudeau S., Tishechkina I.M.., Wittenberg A., Van Noord F. 2012. Investigation of color transfer during crystallization of beet and cane sugar blends. SIT Proceedings. Auckland, New Zeeland. Pp.231- 240
  • Labetskaya, A. G., K. M. Kireenko, I. V. Baydakova, I.M. Tishechkina. 1997. Acarimorph Mites – Order Acariformes. Pp. 48-49 in: Khotko, E.I. (chief ed.) Invertebrates of the Pripyatsky National Park. Minsk: Navuka i Tekhnika (in Russian).
  • Labetskaya, A. G., K. M. Kireenko, I. V. Baydakova, I.M. Tishechkina. 1997. Lice – Order Anoplura. Pp. 53-55 in: Khotko, E.I. (chief ed.) Invertebrates of the Pripyatsky National Park. Minsk: Navuka i Tekhnika (in Russian).
  • Labetskaya, A. G., K. M. Kireenko, I. V. Baydakova, I.M. Tishechkina, G. A. Efremova. 1997. Fleas – Order Siphonaptera. Pp. 156-162 in: Khotko, E.I. (chief ed.) Invertebrates of the Pripyatsky National Park. Minsk: Navuka i Tekhnika (in Russian).
  • Baydakova, I.V., I.M. Kononova, V. V. Izmaylov. 1993. Ectoparasite assemblages of small mammals in ecotone territories in natural and anthropogenic landscapes in Belarus. Pp. 103-104 in: Proc. Conf. Actual Problems of Medical and Veterinary Parasitology. Minsk: Navuka i Tekhnika (in Russian).
  • Kireenko, K. M., I.M. Kononova, I. V. Baydakova. 1993. Ixodes tick prevalence on small mammals in forest communities of the Polessky Radio-Ecological Reserve, Belarus. P. 104 in: Proc. Conf. Actual Problems of Medical and Veterinary Parasitology. Minsk: Navuka i Tekhnika (in Russian).
  • Kononova, I M., I. V. Baydakova. 1993. Ectoparasite prevalence on small mammals in evacuated area around Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station and adjacent areas. Pp. 569-570 in: Proc. Int. Radiobiological Meeting, Kyiv, Ukraine. Nauka: Pushchino, Russia.

Participation in Professional Meetings

  • Joint Annual Meeting of Louisiana Divisions of American Society of Sugar Cane Technologists (ASSCT) and American Sugar Cane League. Baton Rouge, LA, 2010. Kochergin, V., I.M. Tishechkina. Crystal size measurement: a convenient tool for sugar mill tune-up. Oral presentation.
  • The 39th Annual Joint Meeting of Florida and Louisiana Divisions of ASSCT. Biloxi, MS, 2009. Miller K., I.M. Tishechkina, V. Kochergin. Effect of sugar crystal size and uniformity on C-centrifugal performance. Oral presentation.
  • Annual Meeting of Louisiana Division of ASSCT. Baton Rouge, LA, 2008. Kochergin, V., K. Miller, I.M. Tishechkina. Effect of crystal size and uniformity on low grade boiling and centrifugation. Oral presentation.
  • National Conference ‘Problems of Medical and Veterinary Parasitology’. Vitebsk, Belarus, 1993. Kononova, I.M. Gamasid ticks (Acari: Gamasidoidea) of the Pripyatsky Nature Reserve, Belarus. Oral presentation .

    Professional Services
  • Was instrumental in organization, marketing and assistance of five international Audubon Sugar Institute Courses on Affinity-Based Separation Technologies. The course was attended by several hundred specialists worldwide.




 

2007-Present
Research Associate, Audubon Sugar Institute, Louisiana State Univ. Agricultural Center, St. Gabriel, LA. Responsibilities include:

  • Supervising Advanced Technology lab at the Audubon Sugar Institute. Lab activities include all necessary analytical techniques required to support sugar factory operations
  • ( purity, color, pol, Brix, conductivity, moisture etc.)
  • Supervising undergraduate student workers and MS students; assisting Ph.D. students in the laboratory.
  • Developing a unique procedure for crystal size analysis, which has become an annual service that AgCenter, Audubon Sugar Institute provides to eleven sugar factories in Louisiana. It has become an important tool in optimizing the whole process at the sugar factory and to minimize the sugar loss. Currently, the only researcher at the Audubon who operates the Particle Size Analyzer.
  • Providing technical a logistical assistance to the research group directed by my supervisor for a variety of projects including a large USDA funded project on biomass conversion to fuels and chemicals.
  • Assisting Louisiana factories with performance assessment by collecting and analyzing samples for molasses exhaustion and sucrose purity in the manufacturing environment; this information was critical for factory optimization during the grinding season.
  • Participating in validation of the laboratory results for a Louisiana sugar refinery as a part of troubleshooting efforts.
  • Preparing specialized sugar samples for HPLC to analyze fructose and glucose contents in the samples. Conducting bagasse compositional analyses during and after processing season.
  • Reporting monthly about the lab performance and daily during the crop season.
  • Conducting literature searches.
  • Maintaining all lab equipment by following current standards and maintenance schedules.
  • Keeping MSDS and the safety papers updated.
  • Communicating with equipment vendors and suppliers.
  • Maintaining all necessary chemical inventory and lab supplies.
  • Possessing flexibility and adaptation to a changing work environment; ability to work
  • independently as well as part of a team.
  • Showing excellent organizational skills and record keeping ability; strong attention to
  • detail.
1990-99
Research Biologist, Institute of Zoology, Belarusian Academy of Sciences, Minsk. Responsibilities included:

  • Parasitological research on wild animals dealing with ticks, mites, fleas, lice and intestinal micro- and macro parasites of rodents and insectivores, for the identification of collected specimens using microscope.
  • Conducted ecological research on ectoparasitic arthropods in the areas affected by Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station explosion.
  • Supervised lab technicians and student workers involved in specimen collecting, processing and identification.
  • Completed four years in extramural PhD graduate program:
    • 1985-90: MS Student, Belarusian State University, Minsk, Belarus.
    • 1984-85: Lab Technician, Institute of Zoology, National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Minsk.
  • Performed fieldwork for the Laboratory of Parasitology; was responsible for collecting, processing and sorting research specimen; preparation of permanent microscope slides; as a part of a team collected specimen on 15 km zone polluted after Chernobyl nuclear explosion


Lab activities including analytical techniques.

M.S., Biology with a minor in Chemistry, Belarusian State University, 1990.
Thesis: “Ectoparasites of small mammals of the Pripyatsky Nature Reserve, Belarus”
Degree certified by U.S. Certification Agency.

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