CONTACT INFORMATIONCREDENTIALSPUBLICATIONSDmitri N. Ermolenko, Ph.D.Contact InformationPhone NumbersOffice: (585) 275-3704Fax: (585) 271-2683Social Links@DmitriErmolenkoResearch LabsVisit Lab WebsiteLocationsUniversity of Rochester Medical CenterSchool of Medicine and Dentistry601 Elmwood Ave, Box 712Rochester, NY 14642Faculty AppointmentsAssociate Professor - Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics (SMD) BiographyResearchWe are interested in the mechanisms of the ribosome function. The ribosome is a central component of cell metabolism, translating genetic code and synthesizing proteins in all living organism. The ribosome is an extremely complex and highly dynamic machine. Our research is focused on the mechanics of ribosome movement along mRNA during protein synthesis. Movement of ribosomes along mRNA is essential attribute of protein synthesis in all organisms and often used to regulate protein expression.PublicationsJournal Articles11/8/2022Lai WC, Zhu M, Belinite M, Ballard G, Mathews DH, Ermolenko DN. "Intrinsically unstructured sequences in the mRNA 3' UTR reduce the ability of poly(A) tail to enhance translation." Journal of molecular biology.. 2022 Nov 8; :167877. Epub 2022 Nov 08. 2/21/2022Bao C, Zhu M, Nykonchuk I, Wakabayashi H, Mathews DH, Ermolenko DN. "Specific length and structure rather than high thermodynamic stability enable regulatory mRNA stem-loops to pause translation." Nature communications.. 2022 Feb 21; 13(1):988. Epub 2022 Feb 21. 8/2021Bao C, Ermolenko DN. "Ribosome as a Translocase and Helicase." Biochemistry. Biokhimii?a?.. 2021 Aug; 86(8):992-1002. VIEW ALL PUBLICATIONSClose WindowSchedule an appointment with Dmitri N. Ermolenko, Ph.D.Please answer the following questions to help us find the right appointment for you.Important: If you believe that you have a medical or psychiatric emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest hospital. This website is not intended for emergency care.Have you seen this provider in the last 2 years?YesNoExisting Patient Schedule or request a follow up appointment online through MyChart. If you do not have a MyChart account, please close this window and call the appointment phone number. Dmitri N. Ermolenko, Ph.D. is currently scheduling for the following appointment type(s): Our policy does not permit patients to establish care with multiple providers within the same practice or specialty without prior approval. If you choose a new provider in the same office, we will cancel the appointment. Please contact the office directly with questions on this policy.