Andrei Kochegarov, Ph.D.

Lecturer, Department of Biology

I received education in biology: Diploma specialist (equivalent of MS) in Saratov State University and PhD in The Institute of Cell Biophysics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Pushchino, Russia. For my research dissertation I studied intracellular Ca2+-pools...

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Education & Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D. Molecular and Cellular Biology, 2000, Pushchino State University, Russia

M.S.: Biology, 1990, Saratov University, Russia

Courses Taught

MCDB 165A: Cell Biology, UCLA 2019

BIOL 301:Human Anatomy and Physiology, Whittier College 2018

BIOL 151: Molecular Cell Biology, Whittier College 2018

BSC 304: Molecular Biology and Genetics, Texas A&M University – Commerce, 2014

BSC 1411: Botany, Texas A&M University – Commerce, 2014


I received education in biology: Diploma specialist (equivalent of MS) in Saratov State University and PhD in The Institute of Cell Biophysics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Pushchino, Russia. For my research dissertation I studied intracellular Ca2+-pools and Ca2+ currents, and their role in oscillatory contractile activity in a slime mold, Physarum. In 2001 I moved to California, UCI, where I studied Alzheimer’ and other neurodegenerative diseases. I worked at many Universities, including USC,UCLA, UCR and at Texas A&M University – Commerce.
Kochegarov A, Larry F Lemanski. “New Trends in Heart Regeneration: A Review”, Journal of Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine. 2016, 12(2), p61-67.

Kochegarov A, Ashley Arms, Michael C. Hanna, Larry F Lemanski. Micro Rna-499C Induces The Differentiation Of Mouse Embryonic Stem Cells (MESCs) Into Cardiomyocytes. 2015, Inter Arch of Med, Vol. 8 No. 58. 1-9. http://imed.pub/ojs/index.php/iam/article/view/1098

Kochegarov A, Moses-Arms A, Hanna MC, Lemanski LF (2015) Identification of Genes Involved in Limb Regeneration in the Axolotl Ambystoma mexicanum. JSM Regen Med 3(1): 1014. https://www.jscimedcentral.com/Regenerative/regenerative-3-1014.pdf

Kochegarov A, Moses A, Lemanski LF. A Fetal Human Heart Cardiac Inducing RNA (CIR) Promotes the Differentiation of Stem Cells into Cardiomyocytes. In Vitro Cell Dev Biol Anim. In Vitro Cell Dev Biol Anim. 2015 Mar 12, 51(7):739-48

Kochegarov A, Moses A, Lian W, Meyer J, Hanna MC, Lemanski LF. A new unique form of microRNA from human heart, microRNA-499c, promotes myofibril formation and rescues cardiac development in mutant axolotl embryos. J Biomed Sci. 2013 Mar 23;20(1):20.

Kochegarov A. Small molecules for stem cells. Expert Opin Ther Pat. 2009. 19(3):275-81.

Davies DL, Kochegarov AA, Kuo ST, Kulkarni AA, Woodward JJ, King BF, Alkana RL. Ethanol differentially affects ATP-gated P2X(3) and P2X(4) receptor subtypes expressed in Xenopus oocytes. Neuropharmacology. 2005 Aug;49(2):243-53.

Kochegarov AA. Intracellular calcium channels and their modulators. Expert Opin Ther Pat. 2003. 13(6):627-662.

Kochegarov AA. Pharmacological modulators of voltage-gated calcium channels and their therapeutical application. Cell Calcium. 2003 Mar;33(3):145-62.

Kochegarov AA. Therapeutical application of Voltage-gated calcium channel modulators. Expert Opin Ther Pat. 2002. 12(1):1-45

Kochegarov AA. Modulators of ion-transporting ATPases. Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Patents. 2001. 11(5):825-859. DOI: 10.1517/13543776.11.5.825

Kochegarov AA, Beylina SI, Matveeva NB, Leontieva GA, Zinchenko VP. Ionomycin and 2,5'-di(tertbutyl)-1,4,-benzohydroquinone elicit Ca2+-induced Ca2+ release from intracellular pools in Physarum polycephalum. Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol. 2001 Feb;128(2):279-88.

Kochegarov, A.A. The Role of Intracellular Calcium Channels in Generation of Autooscillations in Physarum polycephalum Plasmodium, Candidate of Science Dissertation (Biology), Institute of Cell Biophysics RAN, Pushchino, 2000.

Kochegarov AA, Beylina SI, Matveeva NB, Leont'eva GA, Zinchenko VP. Effects of Ca2+-ATPase inhibitors, ionomycin, and pharmacological modulators of ryanodine receptor on calcium release from intracellular pools and on oscillatory contractile behavior in Physarum polycephalum. Biochemistry (Mosc). 2000 Jun;65(6):662-71.

Cardiac-inducing RNAs direct the differentiation of stem cells into cardiomyocytes for heart repair. Minisymposium in Cell Biology, ASCB 2015 Meeting, San Diego, CA. http://ascb.org/files/2015ASCBOralAbstracts.pdf p. 192

Kochegarov A, Moses-Arms A, Lemanski LF. A fetal human heart cardiac inducing RNA (CIR) promotes the differentiation of stem cells into cardiomyocytes. Global Medical Discovery, Nov, 2015. https://globalmedicaldiscovery.com/key-scientific-articles/fetal-human-heart-cardiac-inducing-rna-cir-promotes-differentiation-stem-cells-cardiomyocytes/

Laszlo G. Boros, Andrei Kochegarov et al, Deuterium depleted water alters glucose-derived fatty acid and cholesterol synthesis of tumor cells. The Second Scientific Meeting of the Metabolomics Society, 87. 2006. http://www.hyd.hu/documents/deuterium-dw-somlyai-boros-june-25-06.pdf

Heart regeneration and development, Protection from ischemia and heart attack, Stem cells differentiation, Neurodegenerative diseases, Cancer Research.