Artem Domashevskiy, PhD

Editorial Board Member

Department of Sciences
John Jay College of Criminal Justice 

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Dr Artem Domashevskiy is currently employed by the Department of Sciences in a capacity of Assistant Professor since the fall of 2012 at John Jay College. Dr Domashevskiy has received B.A. in Chemistry from Hunter College, and Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York in 2011. His post-doctoral experience was in Plant Molecular Biochemistry at John Jay College. Dr Domashevskiy specific projects include Experimental cancer chemotherapy uses plant toxins coupled to a cancer marker recognition antibody to specifically deliver the toxin to the cancer cells.

Research Interest

Dr Domashevskiy research interest is to produce proteins that are thought to play an important role in their defense mechanism against foreign pathogenic invaders. These proteins are widely found throughout the plant kingdom as well as in many species of fungi and bacteria. Their selective toxicity has been explored by biologists to create transgenic plants resistant to viral and fungal infections, cancer researchers to investigate immuno-conjugate therapeutics, political and military groups to create biological weaponry, and by mystery writers to engage the readers. These, so called ribosome inactivating proteins (RIPs) are RNA N-glycosidases that selectively modify large rRNA molecules and render them incompetent to sustain advanced staged of translation. Examples of such phytotoxins include ricin from castor bean, pokeweed antiviral protein from common pokeweed plant, saporin from soapwart, etc.

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