Mount Sinai Health System

Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health: Thursday Seminar

Environmental Medicine and Public Health Seminar

Title: “MicroRNA biomarkers in plasma and hair shafts: results of two pilot studies”

Speaker:  Vasily Aushev, PhD

Bio: Graduated from Moscow State University (M.Sc. in Biochemistry), PhD from Russian Cancer Research Center (PhD in Oncology), then participated in research projects in the International Agency for Research on Cancer (Lyon, France) where got to know Prof. Chen and joined her group at the end of 2014.

Abstract: MicroRNAs are known as universal regulators of gene expression, and also as omnipresent messengers. They can serve as biomarkers of different pathologies, health conditions and exposure. MicroRNAs are found not only in living cells where they have been transcribed, but are also excreted to organism fluids and deposited in epidermis and other tissues. We performed two pilot studies to assess technical feasibility of miRNA profiling in two different matrices: blood plasma and hair shafts, and were able to detect 300-500 miRNA species in each of them. For plasma-derived miRNAs, several profiling platform were compared for their sensitivity and reproducibility.

Date: Thursday, June 28th  2018                                                               

Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm

Location:  CAM Building, 17 East 102nd Street, West Tower Elevator, 5th Floor, D5-122

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*Light lunch will be provided


Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

CAM Building, 17 East 102nd Street,West Tower Elevator, 5th Floor, D5-122

Event Type

Academic, Lecture/Seminar


Faculty, Postdocs, Students


Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai


Environmental Medicine and Public Health


Environmental Health




Vasily Aushev, PhD