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Teaching Professor

Roza Selimyan, PhD, leads the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department academic programs, where she focuses on connecting science, health, and education.

Contact Info

Research Interests

Higher education; science; molecular biology; epigenetic;
Experiences & Accomplishments
University of Rostock
Yerevan State University
Honors & Awards
2022 Advising Mentoring and Teaching Recognition Award (AMTRA), JHBSPH
2014 2014 Mission Award, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
2009 NIH Fellows Award for Research Excellence (FARE)
2006 Nathan W. Shock Travel Award, NIH NIA Scientific Retreat
1998 Diploma with Honours, Yerevan State University
Select Publications
Below are five representative publications:
  • Selimyan, R., Gerstein, R. M., Ivanova, I., Precht, P., Subrahmanyam, R., Perlot, T., Alt, F. W., & Sen, R. (2013). Localized DNA demethylation at recombination intermediates during immunoglobulin heavy chain gene assembly. PLoS biology, 11(1), e1001475.
  • Abdelmohsen, K., Panda, A., Kang, M. J., Xu, J., Selimyan, R., Yoon, J. H., Martindale, J. L., De, S., Wood, W. H., 3rd, Becker, K. G., & Gorospe, M. (2013). Senescence-associated lncRNAs: senescence-associated long noncoding RNAs. Aging cell, 12(5), 890–900.
  • Guo, C., Gerasimova, T., Hao, H., Ivanova, I., Chakraborty, T., Selimyan, R., Oltz, E. M., & Sen, R. (2011). Two forms of loops generate the chromatin conformation of the immunoglobulin heavy-chain gene locus. Cell, 147(2), 332–343.
  • Masuda, K., Abdelmohsen, K., Kim, M. M., Srikantan, S., Lee, E. K., Tominaga, K., Selimyan, R., Martindale, J. L., Yang, X., Lehrmann, E., Zhang, Y., Becker, K. G., Wang, J. Y., Kim, H. H., & Gorospe, M. (2011). Global dissociation of HuR-mRNA complexes promotes cell survival after ionizing radiation. The EMBO journal, 30(6), 1040–1053.
  • Lee, E. K., Lee, M. J., Abdelmohsen, K., Kim, W., Kim, M. M., Srikantan, S., Martindale, J. L., Hutchison, E. R., Kim, H. H., Marasa, B. S., Selimyan, R., Egan, J. M., Smith, S. R., Fried, S. K., & Gorospe, M. (2011). miR-130 suppresses adipogenesis by inhibiting peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma expression. Molecular and cellular biology, 31(4), 626–638.