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Nersisyan Lab

The lab’s central interest is the development of algorithms and software solutions for genomics research. The team is currently focused on

  • microbiome research,
  • mRNA degradome analysis,
  • genetic engineering applications,
  • single-cell transcriptomics,
  • cell-free DNA,
  • telomere biology.


Nelly Vardazaryan

MSc Student

Tatevik Jalatyan

MSc Student

Jakub Wudarski
Specially Appointed Assistant Professor at National Institute for Basic Biology Japan

Daria Laricheva

BSc Student

Valeri Vardanyan

Cosmologist and astrophysicist, Kavli fellow at IPMU

Lilit Galstyan
MSc Student
Lusine Adunts
BSc Student
Gayane Aydinyan
MSc Student
Meline Mkrtchyan
MSc Student

Relevant Publications

Huch S., Nersisyan L., Ropat M., Barrett D., Wu M., Wang J., D. Valeriano V., Vardazaryan N., Huerta-Cepas J., Wei W., Du J., M. Steinmetz L., Engstrand L., Pelechano V. (2023). Atlas of mRNA translation and decay for bacteriaNature Microbiology10.1038/s41564-023-01393-z

S Huch, L Nersisyan, M Ropat, D Barret, J Wang, J Huerta-Cepas, W Wei, L M Steinmetz, L Engstand, V Pelechano. RNA degradation analysis reveals ribosome dynamics in complex microbiome samples. medRxiv. 2021.04.08. Doi: 10.1101/2021.04.08.439066

L Nersisyan, M Ropat, V Pelechano. Improved computational analysis of ribosome dynamics from 5′P degradome data using fivepseq. NAR Genomics and Bioinformatics. 2020. Volume 2, Issue 4, doi:

L Nersisyan, M Nikoghosyan, The Genome if the Netherlands consortium & A Arakelyan. WGS-based telomere length analysis in Dutch family trios implicates stronger maternal inheritance and a role for RRM1 gene. Scientific Reports. 2019. Volume 9, Article number: 18758

L Nersisyan, L Hopp, H Loeffler-Wirth, J Galle, M Loeffler, A Arakelyan, H Binder. Telomere Length Maintenance and Its Transcriptional Regulation in Lynch Syndrome and Sporadic Colorectal Carcinoma. Frontiers in oncology. 2019. Volume 9. doi:

L Nersisyan, G Johnson, M Riel-Mehan, A R Pico, A Arakelyan. PSFC: a Pathway Signal Flow Calculator App for Cytoscape. F1000Research. 2015. Version 2. 4: 480. doi: 10.12688/f1000research.6706.2

L Nersisyan, A Arakelyan. Computel: Computation of Mean Telomere Length from Whole-Genome Next-Generation Sequencing Data. PLoS one. 2015. Volume 10, 4. doi:

L Nersisyan, R Samsonyan, A Arakelyan. CyKEGGParser: tailoring KEGG pathways to fit into systems biology analysis workflows. F1000Research. 2014. Version 2. 3: 145. doi: 10.12688/f1000research.4410.2


Modeling the effects of cigarette and e-cigarette smoke on oral and gut microbiome

Faculty research grant from EIF and PMI Science

PI: Lilit Nersisyan

Year: 2022

Open Positions

We are seeking highly motivated and talented individuals with a preferential background in computer & data science to join our research team at ABI Nersisyan lab as Bioinformatics Interns.

Open positions up to internships. For more information email the lab supervisor Dr. Lilit Nersisyan.