Editorial Board Member - JCS
Dr. Andrey Budanov is an assistant professor of the molecular biology of cancer and aging in the Department of Human and Molecular Genetics at Virginia Commonwealth University. He received his PhD in 2002 and was a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Michael Karin at the University of California, San Diego until 2011. He was a recipient of several fellowships and awards, such as postdoctoral fellowship from the Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program, K99/R00 NCI NIH career development grant, W.E. Lower prize for the best publication at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, and Oxygen Club California BASF Young Investigator Award. He established his own laboratory in 2011.
Dr. Andrey Budanov main contributions were:
(1) Identification of the Sestrin2 gene as a stress-responsive and p53-regulated gene, involved in regulation of cell viability and cell growth.
(2) Characterization of antioxidant function of Sestrins.
(3) Discovery of the role of Sestrins in the regulation of the AMPK-mTOR pathway.
(4) Characterization of Sestrins as suppressors of aging and age-related diseases.
(5) Elucidation of the role of Sestrins as regulators of glucose and lipid metabolism and protectors from insulin resistance and diabetes.
Other Editorial Board Members - JCS
Department of Bio-Sciences
Division of Cancer
Fox Chase Cancer Center
Department of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University
Department of Pathology
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Mitchell Cancer Institute
University of South Alabama
Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism
Medical College of Virginia
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Wayne State University School of Medicine
Cancer Science Institute of Singapore
National University of Singapore