Vyacheslav M. Labunskyy, PhD

Assistant Professor, Dermatology

Vyacheslav Labunskyy
609 Albany St (J Bldg)


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.

Other Positions

  • Assistant Professor, Biochemistry, Boston University School of Medicine


  • University of Nebraska, PhD
  • Donetsk National University, MS
  • Donetsk National University, BS


  • Published on 12/3/2018

    Beaupere C, Labunskyy VM. (Un)folding mechanisms of adaptation to ER stress: lessons from aneuploidy. Curr Genet. 2019 Apr; 65(2):467-471. PMID: 30511161.

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  • Published on 9/5/2018

    Beaupere C, Dinatto L, Wasko BM, Chen RB, VanValkenburg L, Kiflezghi MG, Lee MB, Promislow DEL, Dang W, Kaeberlein M, Labunskyy VM. Genetic screen identifies adaptive aneuploidy as a key mediator of ER stress resistance in yeast. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2018 09 18; 115(38):9586-9591. PMID: 30185560.

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  • Published on 12/21/2017

    Beaupere C, Chen RB, Pelosi W, Labunskyy VM. Genome-wide Quantification of Translation in Budding Yeast by Ribosome Profiling. J Vis Exp. 2017 12 21; (130). PMID: 29286414.

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  • Published on 10/10/2017

    Lorusso JS, Sviderskiy OA, Labunskyy VM. Emerging Omics Approaches in Aging Research. Antioxid Redox Signal. 2018 10 01; 29(10):985-1002. PMID: 28874057.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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