Victoria V.Kuzmina, 1962: M.S. in Animal and Human Physiology at N.I. Lobachevsky State University, Gorky, USSR; 1971: Ph.Dr. in Animal and Human Physiology at I.M. Sechenov Institute of Evolution Biochemistry and Physiology of the Academy of Science of the USSR, Leningrad, USSR; 1987: Dr.Sci. in Animal and Human Physiology at I.P.Pavlov Institute of Physiology of the Academy of Science of the USSR, Leningrad, USSR; 2006: Professor; Now: The chief researcher in fish ecology laboratory, Papanin Institute for Biology of Inland Waters, Russian Academy of Sciences (Borok, Yaroslavl, Russia). Author of more than 400 publications in Russian and international journals and books, including 4 monographs published in Russian. Collection of articles: 1. Classical and modern conceptions of fish digestion/ In: Feeding and digestive functions in fishes.Acad. Press. Ch 4. Ed. J.E.P. Cyrino, D.P.Bureau, B.G.Kapoor. 2008.P.85-154. 2. Temperature adaptations of fish digestive enzymes (Co-authors: A.G.Gelman, V.Drabkin, M.Gladman). Ch. 5.(Eds. J.E.P. Cyrino, D.P.Bureau, B.G.Kapoor). 2008. P.155-226.P.85-154. 3. Effect of serotonin on exotrophy processes in fish. Ch.5. In: New Developments in Serotonin Research. (Ed. Ming D. Li). Hauppauge, USA: Nova Science Publisheres, INC. P.89-122. Some articles: 1. Influence of pH upon the activity of glycosidases and proteinases of intestinal mucosa, chyme and microbiota in fish // Fish Physiol. Biochem. V. 37. No 3. P. 345-357. 2011. (Co-authors: E.G. Skvortsova, G.V. Zolotareva, V.A.Sheptitskiy) 2. Role of peptidases of the enteral microbiota and preys in temperature adaptations of the digestive system in planktivorous and benthivorous fish // Fish Physiol. Biochem. 2015. V.41. No 6. P. 1359-1368. (Co-authors: E.G. Skvortsova, M.V.Shalygin, K.E.Kovalenko
The physiology of the nutrition in fish and other aquatic organisms. Particular attention is paid to the study of the activity and characteristics of enzymes, including enteric microbiota. Recently, began to study the characteristics of the microbiota associated with fish food objects.