Andrei Osterman, Ph.D.

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Andrei Osterman, Ph.D.

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Research Assistant Professor(s)

Andrei Osterman's Research Focus

Breast Cancer, Infectious Diseases, Skin Cancer and Melanoma, Radiation Damage, Cancer

The main focus of Dr. Osterman’s research team is on fundamental and applied aspects of the key metabolic subsystems in a variety of species, from bacteria to human. This group uses a systems biology approach to reconstruct and explore metabolic and transcriptional regulatory networks. This approach combines comparative genomics and other bioinformatic techniques with biochemical and genetic experiments for pathway, gene and target discovery. Using this approach this group predicted and experimentally verified numerous enzyme families in the metabolism of cofactors, carbohydrates, and amino acids. Recent breakthroughs included prediction and characterization of novel transporters, transcriptional regulators and carbohydrate utilization pathways in a number of model bacterial systems. Applications in the field of infectious disease include identification of novel drug targets and structure-based development of novel anti-infective agents. New directions in cancer research are based on application of metabolic profiling technology for identification of novel diagnostic and therapeutic targets. Other directions of the on-going research include bioinformatics of regulatory proteolysis and applications of structural modeling for exploration of metabolic networks and gene discovery.

Andrei Osterman's Bio

Andrei Osterman is an Associate Professor in the Bioinformatics and Systems Biology Program at the Infectious and Inflammatory Disease Center of Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (since August 2003). He received his doctorate from Moscow State University in 1983, did postdoctoral work UT Southwestern Medical Center, and held the position of the Director and then Vice President of Research at Integrated Genomics in 1999-2003. Dr. Osterman is one of the founders of the Fellowship for Interpretation of Genomes (FIG), a nonprofit research organization that launched the Project to Annotate 1,000 Genomes in 2003. FIG provides the open-source integration of all publicly available genomes and tools for their comparative analysis, annotation, and metabolic reconstruction.



Functional specialization in proline biosynthesis of melanoma.

De Ingeniis J, Ratnikov B, Richardson AD, Scott DA, Aza-Blanc P, De SK, Kazanov M, Pellecchia M, Ronai Z, Osterman AL, Smith JW

PLoS One 2012 ;7(9):e45190

Reverse TCA cycle flux through isocitrate dehydrogenases 1 and 2 is required for lipogenesis in hypoxic melanoma cells.

Filipp FV, Scott DA, Ronai ZA, Osterman AL, Smith JW

Pigment Cell Melanoma Res 2012 May ;25(3):375-83

Comparative metabolic flux profiling of melanoma cell lines: beyond the Warburg effect.

Scott DA, Richardson AD, Filipp FV, Knutzen CA, Chiang GG, Ronai ZA, Osterman AL, Smith JW

J Biol Chem 2011 Dec 9 ;286(49):42626-34

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Complete and Draft Genome Sequences of 12 Plant-Associated <i>Rathayibacter</i> Strains of Known and Putative New Species.

Tarlachkov SV, Starodumova IP, Dorofeeva LV, Prisyazhnaya NV, Leyn SA, Zlamal JE, Elane ML, Osterman AL, Nadler SA, Subbotin SA, Evtushenko LI

Microbiol Resour Announc 2020 May 28 ;9(22)

Combined Prebiotic and Microbial Intervention Improves Oral Cholera Vaccination Responses in a Mouse Model of Childhood Undernutrition.

Di Luccia B, Ahern PP, Griffin NW, Cheng J, Guruge JL, Byrne AE, Rodionov DA, Leyn SA, Osterman AL, Ahmed T, Colonna M, Barratt MJ, Delahaye NF, Gordon JI

Cell Host Microbe 2020 Apr 22 ;

Targeting metabolic activity in high-risk neuroblastoma through Monocarboxylate Transporter 1 (MCT1) inhibition.

Khan A, Valli E, Lam H, Scott DA, Murray J, Hanssen KM, Eden G, Gamble LD, Pandher R, Flemming CL, Allan S, Osterman AL, Haber M, Norris MD, Fletcher JI, Yu DMT

Oncogene 2020 Apr ;39(17):3555-3570

Identifying determinants of bacterial fitness in a model of human gut microbial succession.

Feng L, Raman AS, Hibberd MC, Cheng J, Griffin NW, Peng Y, Leyn SA, Rodionov DA, Osterman AL, Gordon JI

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2020 Feb 4 ;117(5):2622-2633

Lineage-Restricted Regulation of SCD and Fatty Acid Saturation by MITF Controls Melanoma Phenotypic Plasticity.

Vivas-García Y, Falletta P, Liebing J, Louphrasitthiphol P, Feng Y, Chauhan J, Scott DA, Glodde N, Chocarro-Calvo A, Bonham S, Osterman AL, Fischer R, Ronai Z, García-Jiménez C, Hölzel M, Goding CR

Mol Cell 2020 Jan 2 ;77(1):120-137.e9

Bioremediation of a Common Product of Food Processing by a Human Gut Bacterium.

Wolf AR, Wesener DA, Cheng J, Houston-Ludlam AN, Beller ZW, Hibberd MC, Giannone RJ, Peters SL, Hettich RL, Leyn SA, Rodionov DA, Osterman AL, Gordon JI

Cell Host Microbe 2019 Oct 9 ;26(4):463-477.e8

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