Dr Natalia Kochanova
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
I did my diploma in RNA biology in the lab of Prof. Dmitry Kramerov in Moscow. I studied a very specific type of polyadenylation of SINE retroelements. At the same time, I did a summer internship in Prof. Axel Imhof’s lab in Munich in chromatin proteomics, and moved on with the PhD in the same lab. For my PhD work I and my collaborators investigated the structure of the interphase chromocenter in Drosophila using high resolution microscopy and proximity based biotinylation. As a postdoc, I am working on what drives the compaction of mitotic chromosomes (spoiler: it’s not condensins!). In my free time, I enjoy chess and, when an opportunity occurs, windsurfing.
Kochanova, N.Y., Schauer, T., Mathias, G.P., Lukacs, A., Schmidt, A., Flatley, A., Schepers, A., Thomae, A.W., and Imhof, A. (2018). Intricate structure of the interphase chromocenter revealed by the analysis of a factor involved in species formation. bioRxiv.
Kochanova, N.Y., Schauer, T., Mathias, G.P., Lukacs, A., Schmidt, A., Flatley, A., Schepers, A., Thomae, A.W., and Imhof, A. (2020). A multi-layered structure of the interphase chromocenter revealed by proximity-based biotinylation. Nucleic Acids Res.
Ustyantsev, I.G., Tatosyan, K.A., Stasenko, D.V., Kochanova, N.Y., Borodulina, O.R., and Kramerov, D.A. (2020). [Polyadenylation of Sine Transcripts Generated by RNA Polymerase III Dramatically Prolongs Their Lifetime in Cells]. Mol Biol (Mosk) 54, 78-86.