Andrey Sharov, MD, PhD


Research Assistant Professor of Dermatology

Boston University School of Medicine

Administrative Office

Boston University School of Medicine, Dept of Dermatology

609 Albany Street, J-405, Boston, MA 02118
Tel: 617-358-9748
Fax: 617-358-9709


1991-1997 MD Chuvash State University School of Medicine, Cheboksary, Russia
1997-1999 PhD Chuvash State University School of Medicine, Cheboksary, Russia
2001-2006 Postdoctoral Training Dermatology, Boston University School of Medicine

Research Interests

  • Skin Development
  • Hair Cycling
  • Epigenetics
  • Epithelial Stem Cells
  • Pigmentation
  • Melanoma


Dr. Sharov is a recipient of the Mentored Research Scientist Development Award from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases/NIH. 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.

Selected Publications

1. Sharova TY, Poterlowicz K, Botchkareva NV, Kondratiev NA, Aziz A, Spiegel JH, Botchkarev VA, Sharov AA. Complex changes in the apoptotic and cell differentiation programs during initiation of the hair follicle response to chemotherapy. J Invest Dermatol, 2014 (accepted for publication).

2. Lewis CJ, Mardaryev AN, Poterlowicz K, Sharova TY, Aziz A, Sharpe DT, Botchkareva NV, Sharov AA. Bone morphogenetic protein signaling suppresses wound-induced skin repair by inhibiting keratinocyte proliferation and migration. J Invest Dermatol, 2014 134:827-37. PMID: 24126843; PMCID: PMC3945401

3. Mardaryev AN, Gdula MR, Yarker JL, Emelianov VN, Poterlowicz K, Sharov AA, Sharova TY, Scarpa JA, Chambon P, Botchkarev VA, Fessing MY.  p63 and Brg1 control developmentally regulated higher-order chromatin remodelling at the epidermal differentiation complex locus in epidermal progenitor cells. Development, 2014; 141:101-11 PMID: 24346698.

4. Gdula MR, Poterlowicz K, Mardaryev AN, Sharov AA, Peng Y, Fessing MY, Botchkarev VA. Remodeling of three-dimensional organization of the nucleus during terminal keratinocyte differentiation in the epidermis. J Invest Dermatol, 2013;133:2191-201 PMID:23407401

5. Paus R, Haslam IS, Sharov AA, Botchkarev VA. Pathobiology of chemotherapy-induced hair loss. Lancet Oncol. 2013; 14:e50-9

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

7. Fessing MY, Mardaryev AN, Gdula MR, Sharov AA, Sharova TY, Rapisarda V, Gordon KB, Smorodchenko AD, Poterlowicz K, Ferone G, Kohwi Y, Missero C, Kohwi-Shigematsu T, Botchkarev VA. p63 regulates Satb1 to control tissue-specific chromatin remodeling during development of the epidermis. J Cell Biol. 2011;194:825-39. PMID: 21930775