Dr. Karina Litvinova

Karina Litvinova

Dr Karina Litivinova joined Aston Medical School in 2017. She is currently focusing on the development of effective diagnostics and therapy. Her research interests are in the inter-disciplinary field of laser optics and medical spectroscopy diagnostics. Most of her research specialises in advancing biophotonic technologies and ultimately providing consistent, reliable and meaningful diagnostic information within clinical practice, especially for the early diagnosis of conditions such as cardiovascular diseases and cancer.

  • 2005: PhD in Biophysics and Physiology Institute for Biomedical Problems of Russian Academy of Science, Moscow, Russia
  • 2003:  BSc in Medical Laboratory Science Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia
  • 2002:  MSc Engineer in Life Support Systems in Space Moscow Aviation University 
  • 2017 - present time: Research Fellow, Aston Medical Research Institute, Aston Medical School, Birmingham, UK.
  • 2015: Research Associate, Optoelectronics and Biomedical Photonics Group School of Engineering, and Applied Science, Aston University, Birmingham, UK.
  • 2014: Marie S Curie Research Fellow, FP7 EU IAPP project: “ABLADE: Advanced Bladder cancer diagnosis and therapy”, Division of Imaging and Technology, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, UK.
  • 2013: Marie S Curie Research Fellow, FP7 EU IAPP project: “MEDI-LASE: “Multifunctional Medical Diagnostic Laser System”, Photonics and Nanoscience Group, University of Dundee, UK.
  • 2010: Senior Researcher, SPE “LAZMA” Ltd., Moscow, Russia.
  • 2009: Senior Researcher, Moscow Regional Research and Clinical Institute MONIKI named after M.F. Vladimirskiy, Medphys Laboratory, Russia.
  • 2008: Senior Researcher, SRC Institute for Biomedical Problems, RAS, Laboratory of Myology, Moscow, Russia.
  • 2007: Telethon Research Fellow, Department of Pharmacobiology, University of Bari, Italy.
  • 2005: Researcher, SRC Institute for Biomedical Problems, RAS, Laboratory of Myology, Moscow, Russia.
  • 2002: Junior Scientist, SRC Institute for Biomedical Problems, RAS, Laboratory of Myology, Moscow, Russia.

Practical courses for PhD, master and bachelor students.

  • Biophotonics
  • Optical medical diagnostics
  • Biosensors
  • Cardiovascular photonics
  • Fletchers funds: Assessment of myocardial viability using minimally invasive multifunctional laser based system: the VIACATH research programme, UK, 2015-present time.

1. Litvinova K.S., Rafailov I.E., Dunaev A.V., Sokolovski S.G., Rafailov E.U. 2017. Non-invasive biomedical research and diagnostics enabled by innovative compact lasers. Progress in Quantum Electronics. DOI: 10.1016/j.pquantelec.2017.10.001.

2. Makovik I.N., Andrey V. Dunaev A.V., Victor V. Dremin V.V., Krupatkin A.I., Sidorov V.V., Khakhicheva L.S., Muradyan V.F., Pilipenko O.V., Rafailov I.E. and Litvinova K.S. 2017. Detection of angiospastic disorders in the microcirculatory bed using laser diagnostics technologies. JIOHS; v. 11(1).

3. Dremin V.V., Sidorov V.V., Krupatkin A.I., Galstyan G.R., Novikova I.N., Zherebtsova A.I., Zherebtsov E.A., Dunaev A.V., Abdulvapova Z.N., Litvinova K.S., Sokolovski S.G., Rafailov E.U. 2017. Multimodal optical measurement for study of lower limb tissue viability in patients with diabetes mellitus. JBO, 22(8), [085003]. DOI: 10.1117/1.JBO.22.8.085003.

4. Palmer S., Litvinova K., Dunaev A., Ji Y., McGloin D., Nabi G. 2016. Optical redox ratio and endogenous porphyrins in the detection of urinary bladder cancer: a patient biopsy analysis. J Biophotonics, 1-12.

5. Palmer S., Litvinova K., Dunaev A., Fleming S., McGloin D., Nabi, G. 2016. Changes in autofluorescence based organoid model of muscle invasive urinary bladder cancer. Biomed Opt Express, 7(4), 1193-1200.

6. Litvinova K.S., Ahmad S., Wang K., Rafailov I.E, Sokolovski S.G., Rafailov E.U., Ahmed A. 2015. A pilot study using laser-based technique for non-invasive diagnostics of hypertensive conditions in transgenic mice. 2015. Proc. SPIE 9689, 96893H.

7. Palmer S., Litvinova K., Rafailov E.U. and Nabi G. 2015. Detection of urinary bladder cancer cells using redox ratio and double excitation wavelengths autofluorescence. Biomed Opt Express, 6(3): 977–986.

8. Dunaev A.V., Dremin V.V., Zherebtsov E.A., Rafailov I.E., Palmer S.G., Stewart N.A., Litvinova K.S., Sokolovski S.G., Rafailov E.U. 2015. Individual variability analysis of fluorescence parameters measured in skin with different levels of nutritive blood flow, Med Eng Phys. S1350-4533(15), 00085-5.

9. Smirnova O.D., Rogatkin D.A. and Litvinova K.S. 2012. Collagen as in vivo quantitative fluorescent biomarkers of abnormal tissue changes, J Innov Opt Health Sci, 5(2)1250010.

10. Mashkov A.E., Kulikov A.V., Shumsky V.I., Litvinova K.S. 2011. Experience of anal insufficiency treatment using medullary transplantation in experiment and clinic. Almanac of Clinical Medicine, 25:13-16.

11. Rosa Burdi, Jean-François Rolland, Bodvael Fraysse, Karina Litvinova, Anna Cozzoli, Paolo Confalonieri, Leonarda De Benedictis, Monica Montagnani, Annamaria De Luca. 2009. Multiplepathological events in exercised dystrophic mdx mice are targeted by pentoxifylline: outcome of a large array of in vivo and ex vivo tests, J Appl Physiol, 106 (4):1311-1324.