Asya Martirosyan

Phone: +49 3641 656863

Dissecting genetic basis of radiation hormesis and testing effects of low dose ionising radiation on homeostasis of murine tissues

Leibniz Institute on Aging - Fritz Lipmann Institute (FLI): Ermolaeva Research Group

First Supervisor:

Maria Ermolaeva (Leibniz Institute on Aging - Fritz Lipmann Institute (FLI))

Co – Supervisor(s):

Zhao-Qi Wang (Leibniz Institute on Aging - Fritz Lipmann Institute (FLI))

Publications 2020:

  • Loss of metabolic plasticity underlies metformin toxicity in aged Caenorhabditis elegans.
    Espada* L, Dakhovnik* A, Chaudhari* P, Martirosyan A, Miek L, Poliezhaieva T, Schaub Y, Nair A, Döring N, Rahnis N, Werz O, Koeberle A, Kirkpatrick J, Ori A, Ermolaeva MA
    Nat Metab 2020, 2(11), 1316-31 * equal contribution

Scientific CV


Master Degree in Evolutionary Biology (Erasmus Mundus Master program in Evolutionary Biology (MEME), joined degree from Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich and Uppsala University)


Research Positions:               
09/2016 - 08/2017       

Research Associate at Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência Oeiras, Portugal (Project - The role of telomeres in immune senescence, supervisor - Dr Miguel Godinho Ferreira)



Master project - Leibniz Institute on Ageing – Fritz Lipmann Institute Jena, Germany (Project - Using nematode C. elegans to study immune senescence and inflammatory stress, supervisor – Dr Maria Ermolaeva)


10/2014-03/2015       Master project - Max Planck institute for Biology of Ageing, Cologne, Germany (Project-Characterization of immunological diversity changes during aging in the short-lived African turquoise killifish Nothobranchius furzeri, supervisor - Dr Dario Valenzano)