Mariia Bailiak

Head of the Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology of Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University (PNU), Ivano-Frankivsk

Biology (1998-2003), Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian University (Ukraine), diploma with
distinction, advisor: Dr. Nadia Shumska
D.Sc. in Biochemistry, Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University (Ukraine), 2020, advisor:
Prof. V. Lushchak
PhD in Biochemistry, Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University (Ukraine), 2020, advisor:
Prof. V. Lushchak
2020-pres Professor of Biochemistry, Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University,


2008-2020 Associate Professor, Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University, Ivano-


Teaching courses - Microbiology, Virology, Biologically active natural compounds, Laboratory
practicum on Biochemistry
- Biochemical and molecular aspects of adaptation of living organisms (yeast, Drosophila, mice)
to environmental conditions, in particular to oxidative stress
- Aging and anti-aging approaches
- Free radicals, oxidative stress and antioxidants
- Antioxidant, adaptogenic, antiglycemic, stress-protective, neuroprotective, and geroprotective
effects and detoxifying properties of natural products (alpha-ketoglutarate, arginine, quercetin,
plant extracts, etc.) on fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster and mice
- Metabolic syndrome and obesity prevention and treatment (on fruit flies and mice)
- Brain aging

Publications in Scopus: 44, h-index - 13

Selected publications
  1. Bayliak M.M., Lushchak, V.I. (2021) Pleiotropic effects of alpha-ketoglutarate as a potential anti-ageing agent. Ageing Res. Rev. 66, 101237.
  2. Bayliak M.M., Sorochynska O.M., Kuzniak O.V., Gospodaryov D.V., Demianchuk O.I., Vasylyk Y.V., Mosiichuk N.M., Storey K.B., Garaschuk O., Lushchak V.I. (2021) Middle age as a turning point in mouse cerebral cortex energy and redox metabolism: Modulation by every-other-day fasting. Exp. Gerontol. 145, 111182.
  3. Bayliak M.M., Lylyk M.P., Shmihel H.V., Sorochynska O.M., Semchyshyn O.I., Storey J.M., Storey K.B., Lushchak V.I. Dietary alpha-ketoglutarate promotes higher protein and lower triacylglyceride levels and induces oxidative stress in larvae and young adults but not in middle-aged Drosophila melanogaster. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. Part A: Mol. Integr. Physiol. 2017. 204, 23-33.
  4. Bayliak M.M., Lushchak V.I., 2011. The golden root, Rhodiola rosea, prolongs lifespan but decreases oxidative stress resistance in yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Phytomedicine. 18(14), 1262-1268.

Course: 9 lectures, 4 seminars

Lectures: Volodymyr Lushchak, Andriy Luzhetskyy

Seminars: Mariia Bailiak, Volodymyr Lushchak