The primary research focus of our lab is the biology of aging and understanding the basic mechanisms that underlie the pathogenesis of age-related diseases. We are particularly interested in studying the nature of senescence factors and understanding how stress response signaling regulates aging. In our work we utilize ribosome profiling and next-generation sequencing, and a combination of molecular and biochemical approaches to look at transcriptional and translational changes that are associated with the aging process as well as the mechanisms of such regulation in eukaryotic cells. A second major focus of the laboratory is synthetic biology and developing new bioengineering approaches that can be used to study complex traits, such as longevity, using yeast S. cerevisiae as a model organism.
We hope that our studies will provide a better understanding of the mechanisms that regulate aging and will help to identify new targets for therapeutic intervention for age-related diseases.
- University of Nebraska, PhD
- Donetsk National University, MS
- Donetsk National University, BS
- Published on 10/10/2017
Lorusso JS, Sviderskiy OA, Labunskyy VM. Emerging Omics Approaches in Aging Research. Antioxid Redox Signal. 2017 Oct 10. PMID: 28874057.
- Published on 2/21/2017
Beaupere C, Wasko BM, Lorusso J, Kennedy BK, Kaeberlein M, Labunskyy VM. CAN1 Arginine Permease Deficiency Extends Yeast Replicative Lifespan via Translational Activation of Stress Response Genes. Cell Rep. 2017 Feb 21; 18(8):1884-1892. PMID: 28228255.
- Published on 11/1/2016
Gao J, Barroso C, Zhang P, Kim HM, Li S, Labrador L, Lightfoot J, Gerashchenko MV, Labunskyy VM, Dong MQ, Martinez-Perez E, Colaiácovo MP. N-terminal acetylation promotes synaptonemal complex assembly in C. elegans. Genes Dev. 2016 Nov 01; 30(21):2404-2416. PMID: 27881602.
- Published on 7/1/2014
Labunskyy VM, Hatfield DL, Gladyshev VN. Selenoproteins: molecular pathways and physiological roles. Physiol Rev. 2014 Jul; 94(3):739-77. PMID: 24987004.
- Published on 4/28/2014
Labunskyy VM, Suzuki Y, Hanly TJ, Murao A, Roth FP, Gladyshev VN. The insertion Green Monster (iGM) method for expression of multiple exogenous genes in yeast. G3 (Bethesda). 2014 Jul; 4(7):1183-91. PMID: 24776987.
- Published on 1/2/2014
Labunskyy VM, Gerashchenko MV, Delaney JR, Kaya A, Kennedy BK, Kaeberlein M, Gladyshev VN. Lifespan extension conferred by endoplasmic reticulum secretory pathway deficiency requires induction of the unfolded protein response. PLoS Genet. 2014 Jan; 10(1):e1004019. PMID: 24391512.
- Published on 9/20/2012
Labunskyy VM, Gladyshev VN. Role of reactive oxygen species-mediated signaling in aging. Antioxid Redox Signal. 2013 Oct 20; 19(12):1362-72. PMID: 22901002.
- Published on 7/18/2011
Kasaikina MV, Fomenko DE, Labunskyy VM, Lachke SA, Qiu W, Moncaster JA, Zhang J, Wojnarowicz MW, Natarajan SK, Malinouski M, Schweizer U, Tsuji PA, Carlson BA, Maas RL, Lou MF, Goldstein LE, Hatfield DL, Gladyshev VN. Roles of the 15-kDa selenoprotein (Sep15) in redox homeostasis and cataract development revealed by the analysis of Sep 15 knockout mice. J Biol Chem. 2011 Sep 23; 286(38):33203-12. PMID: 21768092.
- Published on 3/21/2011
Labunskyy VM, Lee BC, Handy DE, Loscalzo J, Hatfield DL, Gladyshev VN. Both maximal expression of selenoproteins and selenoprotein deficiency can promote development of type 2 diabetes-like phenotype in mice. Antioxid Redox Signal. 2011 Jun 15; 14(12):2327-36. PMID: 21194350.
- Published on 1/9/2011
Suzuki Y, St Onge RP, Mani R, King OD, Heilbut A, Labunskyy VM, Chen W, Pham L, Zhang LV, Tong AH, Nislow C, Giaever G, Gladyshev VN, Vidal M, Schow P, Lehár J, Roth FP. Knocking out multigene redundancies via cycles of sexual assortment and fluorescence selection. Nat Methods. 2011 Feb; 8(2):159-64. PMID: 21217751.
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