Julia Fedotova

ITMO University

Julia O. Fedotova, MD, PhD habil., Doc. Biol. Sci, was born in St. Petersburg (Russia), in 1973. She graduated with her Diploma of Pharmacist, Pharmaceutical Faculty, St. Petersburg State Chemical-Pharmaceutical Academy in 1996. She received her PhD in specialties – experimental and clinical pharmacology and physiology of human and animals in 1999. She attended Medical School, Department of Pharmacology, University of Catania in 2002, and the Institute of Physiology, Medical School, University of Pecs. She graduated from the special doctoral course in neuropharmacology at the Department of Neuropharmacology in the Institute for Experimental Medicine of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences and she received her doctor of Biological Sciences (Ph.D. habil.) in 2008. She is currently a professor at the ITMO University and the leading researcher at the I.P. Pavlov Institute of Physiology. She has more 200 publications (mostly in Russian), 2 patents, and 4 journal articles in collaboration, as well as 6 chapters in journals. She is a head of the project “The studying of Vitamin D3 role in development of affective-related disorders in women with climacteric period, the search of ways for pharmacorrection”, from the highly prestige Russian Scientific Foundation.

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Vitamin D is the topic for many discussions in the scientific community. Nowadays, a different interpretation of this secosteroid hormone is needed. Today the term "vitamin" may be considered outdated. This compound may be correctly be called a vitamin only when it is administered to humans or animals that suffer from its deficiency. This book attempts to clarify the role of Vitamin D deficiency in many pathological processes in the whole organism. Chapters in this book cover such issues as the earliest clinical and preclinical investigations of the consequences of Vitamin D deficiency for cognitive, cardiovascular, metabolic, immune, and renal disorders.

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