Dr. Serebrennikova holds Bachelors Degree in Chemistry and Ecology and a Masters Degree in Chemistry from Novosibirsk State University (Russia), and a Ph.D. in Marine Science from the University of South Florida, where her research addressed the analysis and numerical modeling of nutrient pathways through oceanic ecosystems. Dr. Serebrennikova was engaged in two-year postdoctoral research in the Colleges of Marine Science and Public Health at USF advancing the research on particle analysis and application of the spectrophotometry to the detection and characterization of bloodborne infections. Dr. Serebrennikova brings expertise in analytical chemistry and mathematical modeling. Dr. Serebrennikova is also a key inventor and developer of Claro’s second-generation intellectual property. Dr. Serebrennikova’s work has built upon Claro’s powerful simulation algorithms and applies theoretical and numerical modeling techniques of electromagnetic theory. During her time with Claro, she has become co-author of six disclosures, submitted a pending patent application, and has numerous journal publications in preparation. Her most recent publication is entitled “Interpretation of the UV Visible Spectra of Malaria Parasite Plasmodium falciparum”, Applied Optics, 2010. She currently holds a faculty appointment in the College of Public Health at USF.