Yuliya Dobrydneva Yuliya Dobrydneva
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biomedical Laboratory Sciences

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Department: Biomedical Laboratory Sciences


  • M.S., Moscow Institute of technology, 1985
  • Professional degree, School of nursing #8, Moscow, Russia, 1990
  • Ph.D., Old Dominion University/ Eastern Virginia Medical School, 2000


Dr. Dobrydneva teaches the Organic Chemistry I, Organic Chemistry II and Biochemistry course sequence, as well as the new Introduction to Biochemical Pharmacology course. Dr. Dobrydneva received her degree in nursing and master’s degree in microbiology and enzymology in Moscow, Russia.  She moved to the United States with her family in 1992 and in 2000 earned a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences with specialization in Clinical Chemistry from the joint program between Old Dominion University and Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) in Norfolk, VA. Dr. Dobrydneva completed her post-doctoral training at the Division of Pharmacology, Department of Physiological Sciences, Eastern Virginia Medicals School and  worked there as a faculty member in the Department of Physiological Sciences until 2015. Dr. Dobrydneva has been a principal investigator leading externally funded research in pharmacology and physiology of blood platelets, including the effect of non-steroidal estrogens, like breast cancer drug tamoxifen on human platelet function. She also investigated effects of dietary phytoestrogens on human platelets and platelet biomarkers in morbid obesity and diabetes. 

Dr. Dobrydneva’s passion is education and student success. She has vast expertise in curriculum design, administration and teaching.  Dr. Dobrydneva has taught and been a course director for several courses, including organic chemistry, medical and graduate biochemistry, medical pharmacology, medical physiology, clinical laboratory sciences/pathology and drug discovery. 

Dr. Dobrydneva served on the EVMS admissions committee for a number of years, interviewing and selecting prospective students for medical school admission, while focusing on increasing diversity by helping underrepresented minorities enter the field of medicine.

In her free time Dr. Dobrydneva serves as a Russian language interpreter for courts, institutions and hospitals.  

Industry Relationships and Collaborations

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