The State Institution
Romodanov Neurosurgery Institute
National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine

Academic secretary

Valentyna A. Rudenko

Tel.: +380 44 483-36-84
How to find: 1st (administrative and laboratory) building, 3rd floor (see Map and Institute scheme).

Руденко В.А. Valentyna Andriivna Rudenko (born 01.02.1951), PhD (1985), senior researcher (2002), academic secretary of the Romodanov Neurosurgery Institute (since 2000).
Graduated from Shevchenko Kyiv State University with honors (1973). Since 1973 she has worked in the Institute of Neurosurgery: senior laboratory assistant (1976–1978), junior researcher of the Institute of Neurosurgery – appointed on a competitive basis (1978–1988), senior researcher — appointed on a competitive basis (1988–2000), academic secretary of the Romodanov Neurosurgery Institute (since 2000).
In 1985 she defended a dissertation “Changes in cellular and humoral immune responses in patients with traumatic brain injury and possibility of their correction”. Academic rank “Senior researcher” in the specialty of immunology and allergology (2002). Member of the Immunologists’ Society of Ukraine.
Awarded the Order of Princess Olga III degree (2017).

Key activity areas:
– Changes in patients’ immune status, development of neuroautoimmune responses in TBI patients – acute, remote stages, repeat TBI;
– Changes in the immune status of neuro cancer patients with postoperative infectious-inflammatory complications receiving various types of treatment (immune response, laser irradiation of peripheral blood);
– “Local” immune processes developing in the brain in normal and various pathological conditions (autoimmune, demyelinating processes, traumatic brain injury, brain tumors);
– Immune changes in case of transplantation of embryonic nervous tissue and its components in patients with various nervous system pathologies (clinic, experiment).
Author of 127 scientific works

Major scientific works:
Present-day vision of closed TBI pathogenesis (1996), Immune properties of cerebral cells (1999), Blood-brain barrier and its role in CNS immune processes (1999), System and regional neuroimmune processes in patients with CNS focal lesions (2000), Immunological aspects of transplantation of embryonic nervous tissue (2001), Changes in the immune status of patients with disseminated encephalomyelitis (2013); Cytotoxic function of neutrophils during gene and cytokine therapy in the treatment of experimental allergic encephalomyelitis in rats (2014); Cytokine status and neuroaution-immune reactions in patients with acute cerebrovascular disorder with different consequences of clinical course (2015); Xenogeneic transplantation of mesenchymal stem cells transfected with the IL-10 gene as a method of cell therapy for experimental allergic encephalomyelitis (2015); Immunology of brain stem cells (2017).


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