Andrei A. Sharov, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Dermatology

Andrei Sharov
609 Albany St (J Bldg)


Andrey Sharov, MD, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine. He received his postdoctoral training her after completing his graduate degrees in Russia. Dr. Sharov is studying molecular mechanisms of skin development, with particular emphasis on the regulation and maintenance of adult stem cells in the skin. His research focuses on dissecting the signal transduction pathways which regulate stem cell quiescence to better understand how alterations in these signaling pathways contribute to melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers. In addition, Dr. Sharov studies a role of higher-order chromatin organization in the process of pigmentation funded by NIH/NIAMS.

Other Positions

  • Member, Genome Science Institute, Boston University


  • Chuvash State University, MD
  • Chuvash State University, PhD


  • Published on 7/5/2012

    Botchkarev VA, Gdula MR, Mardaryev AN, Sharov AA, Fessing MY. Epigenetic regulation of gene expression in keratinocytes. J Invest Dermatol. 2012 Nov; 132(11):2505-21. PMID: 22763788.

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  • Published on 12/1/2004

    Botchkarev VA, Sharov AA. BMP signaling in the control of skin development and hair follicle growth. Differentiation. 2004 Dec; 72(9-10):512-26. PMID: 15617562.

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  • Published on 9/1/2004

    Sharov AA, Siebenhaar F, Sharova TY, Botchkareva NV, Gilchrest BA, Botchkarev VA. Fas signaling is involved in the control of hair follicle response to chemotherapy. Cancer Res. 2004 Sep 1; 64(17):6266-70. PMID: 15342414.

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  • Published on 6/16/2003

    Sharov AA, Weiner L, Sharova TY, Siebenhaar F, Atoyan R, Reginato AM, McNamara CA, Funa K, Gilchrest BA, Brissette JL, Botchkarev VA. Noggin overexpression inhibits eyelid opening by altering epidermal apoptosis and differentiation. EMBO J. 2003 Jun 16; 22(12):2992-3003. PMID: 12805214.

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  • Published on 1/1/2003

    Sharov AA, Li GZ, Palkina TN, Sharova TY, Gilchrest BA, Botchkarev VA. Fas and c-kit are involved in the control of hair follicle melanocyte apoptosis and migration in chemotherapy-induced hair loss. J Invest Dermatol. 2003 Jan; 120(1):27-35. PMID: 12535195.

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  • Published on 1/1/2002

    Botchkarev VA, Botchkareva NV, Sharov AA, Funa K, Huber O, Gilchrest BA. Modulation of BMP signaling by noggin is required for induction of the secondary (nontylotrich) hair follicles. J Invest Dermatol. 2002 Jan; 118(1):3-10. PMID: 11851869.

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