Borysov, Sergiy

Title: Assistant Professor of Biology

Department: Department of Mathematics & Science

Phone: 352-588-8428



  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University, Ukraine
  • Master of Science, Biochemistry, Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University, Ukraine
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Biochemistry, Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University, Ukraine
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Medical Sciences, University of South Florida 


Sergiy Borysov received his Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Biochemistry from Taras Shevchenko National University in Kyiv, Ukraine, and his second Ph.D. degree – in Medical Sciences – from the University of South Florida.  He completed his postdoctoral studies at the Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute and H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center.  Besides conducting biomedical research, Dr. Borysov was teaching biological science courses at the University of South Florida and at the University of Tampa.  Dr. Borysov joined the faculty at Saint Leo University in the Fall of 2016.

Community Affiliation:

  • Member of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)

Teaching & Professional Interests:

Molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, and human diseases are the focal point of the courses that Dr. Borysov had developed and taught.  His academic interests include engaging students in scientific research and utilizing biomolecular research as a powerful hands-on learning tool.

Dr. Borysov's scientific interests include regulation and execution of the cell cycle; cell cycle abnormalities that lead to human diseases, in particular, cancer; regulation of the DNA helicase; and target-based drug development.  

Honors & Awards:

  • Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Memory Disorders Interdisciplinary Research Grant, USF Health (2009-10)
  • Honorary Scholar of Skovoroda State Pedagogical University in Pereyaslav-Khmelnitsky, Ukraine (2008)
  • Annual Outstanding Graduate Student Award, University of South Florida (2005) 
  • American Heart Association Pre-Doctoral Fellowship (2003-05)
  • Grants of the International Soros’ Support for Educational Program (ISSEP) for outstanding students in the natural sciences (1997, 1995)
  • Winner of All-Ukrainian Students Contests in Biology (1998, 1997, 1993, 1992)

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