Elena Kashuba, PhD

Current position: 2014 - present: Leading researcher, KIEPOR NASU

Education and Degrees:

  • M.Sc. in inorganic chemistry (1983), T. Shevchenko Kiev State University, Chemical Department, Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Ph.D. in Chemistry (1987), L.V. Pisarzhevsky Institute of Physical Chemistry, NASU, Kyiv, Ukraine;
  • PhD in Tumor Biology (2003), Karolinska Institutet, Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology (MTC), Stockholm, Sweden; Supervisors: Associate Prof. Laszlo Szekely and Prof. George Klein
  • Associate professor (docent) (2009) in tumor biology, Karolinska Institutet, MTC
  • Dr. Habilitation (Dr Sci) (2013) in Oncology, R.E. Kavetsky Institute of Experimental Pathology, Oncology and Radiobiology of NASU, Kyiv, Ukraine

Positions held:

  • 1983 – 1987 Ph.D. student, Pisarzhevsky Inst. of Phys. Chem. NASU, Ukraine
  • 1986 – 1990 Junior researcher, Pisarzhevsky Inst. of Phys. Chem. NASU, Ukraine
  • 1990 – 1993 Researcher, Pisarzhevsky Inst. of Phys. Chem. NASU, Ukraine
  • 1993 – 1998 Guest researcher, Karolinska Institutet, MTC, Professor George Klein’s group
  • 1998 – 2003 Ph.D. student at the Karolinska Institutet in medical science (tumor biology)
  • 2004 – 2013 Senior researcher at KIEPOR of NASU, Kyiv, Ukraine
  • 2004 – 2007 (part time) Researcher, project leader at IRIS Center at MTC, KI
  • 2008 – 2009 (part time) Senior researcher, project leader at MTC, KI
  • 2008 - Visiting scientist, Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion, Haifa, Israel (Prof. Aaron Ciechanover lab), two months.
  • 2009 - 2013 (part time) Research Assistant, project leader at MTC, KI
  • 2014 on - Leading researcher, KIEPOR NASU

Five publications for the last 5 years:

  1. Mitochondrial ribosomal protein S18-2 is highly expressed in endometrial cancers along with free E2F1. Mints M, Mushtaq M, Iurchenko N, Kovalevska L, Stip M, Budnikova D, et alOncotarget 2016 Mar;():
  2. DNA Tumor Viruses and Cell Metabolism.Mushtaq M, Darekar S, Kashuba EOxid Med Cell Longev 2016 ;2016():6468342
  3. Different Mechanisms of Regulation of the Warburg Effect in Lymphoblastoid and Burkitt Lymphoma Cells. Mushtaq M, Darekar S, Klein G, Kashuba EPLoS ONE 2015 ;10(8):e0136142
  4. Mitochondrial ribosomal protein S18-2 evokes chromosomal instability and transforms primary rat skin fibroblasts. Darekar S, Mushtaq M, Gurrapu S, Kovalevska L, Drummond C, Petruchek M, et alOncotarget 2015 Aug;6(25):21016-28
  5. Epstein-Barr virus immortalization of human B-cells leads to stabilization of hypoxia-induced factor 1 alpha, congruent with the Warburg effect. Darekar S, Georgiou K, Yurchenko M, Yenamandra S, Chachami G, Simos G, et alPLoS ONE 2012 ;7(7):e42072