Ecology, Evolutionary biology, Botanical therapeutics, Phytoremediation,.


Selected publications:
Nutraceuticals and Drug Development

Dushenkov, V. Biodiversity of medicinal plants in the highlands: problems and perspectives. The state of biological resources in mountain regions in relation to climate change. M. M. Yakubova. Khorog, Tajikistan Donish: 191-192. 2016
Dushenkov, V., B. L. Grag and M. A. Lila. Botanical therapeutics in the modern world. Biological characteristics of medicinal and aromatic plants and role of these plants in medicine N. I. Sidelnikov. Moscow, Russia FGBNU, VILAR: 50-54. 2016
Turmagambetova, A., N. Sokolova, A. Bogoyavlenskiy, V. Berezin, M. Lila, D. Cheng and V. Dushenkov (2015). “New functionally-enhanced soy proteins as food ingredients with anti-viral activity.” VirusDisease 26(3): 1-10.
Wu, H., S. Dushenkov, C.-T. Ho, and S. Sang. Novel acetylated flavonoid glycosides from the leaves of Allium ursinum. Food Chemistry 115(2): 592-595, 2009.
Dushenkov, V., J. Akimaliev, K. C. Buriev, et al. The role of the ICBG program in building new pharmaceutical capabilities in Central Asia. First Congress of Phytotherapists and Phytopharmacologists of Tajikistan, Dushanbe, Tajikistan International Institute for Study of Avicenna Heritage and Pharmacology, 2008.
Dushenkov, V., and I. Raskin. New strategy for the search of natural biologically active substances. Russian Journal of Plant Physiology 55(4): 564-567, 2008.
Lai, C.-S., S. Li, C.-Y. Chai, C.-Y. Lo, S. Dushenkov, C.-T. Ho, M.-H. Pan, and Y.-J. Wang. Anti-inflammatory and antitumor promotional effects of a novel urinary metabolite, 3′,4′-didemethylnobiletin, derived from nobiletin. Carcinogenesis 29(12): 2415-2424, 2008.
Li, S., Y. Wang, S. Dushenkov, and C.-T. Ho. Bioavailability of polymethoxyflavones. ACS Symposium Series 987 (Dietary Supplements): 233-245, 2008.
Pan, M.-H., J.-H. Gao, C.-S. Lai, Y.-J. Wang, W.-M. Chen, C.-Y. Lo, M. Wang, S. Dushenkov, and C.-T. Ho. Antitumor activity of 3,5,4′-trimethoxystilbene in COLO 205 cells and xenografts in SCID mice. Molecular Carcinogenesis 47(3): 184-196, 2008.
Sergeev, I. N., C.-T. Ho, S. Li, J. Colby, and S. Dushenkov. Apoptosis-inducing activity of hydroxylated polymethoxyflavones and polymethoxyflavones from orange peel in human breast cancer cells. Molecular Nutrition & Food Research, 51: 1478-1484, 2007.
Pan, M.-H., Y.-S. Lai, C.-S. Lai, Y.-J. Wang, S. Li, C.-Y. Lo, S. Dushenkov, and C.-T. Ho. 5-Hydroxy-3,6,7,8,3′,4′-hexamethoxyflavone Induces Apoptosis through Reactive Oxygen Species Production, Growth Arrest and DNA Damage-Inducible Gene 153 Expression, and Caspase Activation in Human Leukemia Cells. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 55(13): p. 5081-5091, 2007.
Li, S., M.-H. Pan, C.-S. Lai, C.-Y. Lo, S. Dushenkov, and C.-T. Ho. Isolation and syntheses of polymethoxyflavones and hydroxylated polymethoxyflavones as inhibitors of HL-60 cell lines. Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry, 15(10): p. 3381-3389, 2007.
Sergeev, I. N., S. Li, J. Colby, C.-T. Ho, and S. Dushenkov. Polymethoxylated flavones induce Ca2+-mediated apoptosis in breast cancer cells. Life Sciences, 80(3): p. 245-253, 2006.
Evans, D. A., J. B. Hirsch, and S. Dushenkov. Phenolics, inflammation, and nutrigenomics. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 86(15): p. 2503-2509, 2006.


Dushenkov, S. (2003). “Trends in phytoremediation of radionuclides.” Plant and Soil 249(1): 167-175.
Barocsi, A., Z. Csintalan, L. Kocsanyi, S. Dushenkov, J. M. Kuperberg, R. Kucharski and P. I. Richter (2003). “Optimizing phytoremediation of heavy metal-contaminated soil by exploiting plants’ stress adaptation.” International Journal of Phytoremediation 5(1): 13-23.
Dushenkov, S., M. Skarzhinskaya, K. Glimelius, D. Gleba and I. Raskin (2002). “Bioengineering of a phytoremediation plant by means of somatic hybridization.” International Journal of Phytoremediation 4(2): 117-126.
Dushenkov, S. and Y. Kapulnik. Phytofiltration of metals. Phytoremediation of Toxic Metals, p. 89-106, 2000.
Gleba, D., N. V. Borisjuk, L. G. Borisjuk, R. Kneer, A. Poulev, M. Skarzhinskaya, S. Dushenkov, S. Logendra, Y. Y. Gleba, and I. Raskin. Use of plant roots for phytoremediation and molecular farming. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA, 96(11): p. 5973-5977, 1999.
Dushenkov, S., A. Mikheev, A. Prokhnevsky, M. Ruchko and B. Sorochinsky (1999). “Phytoremediation of radiocesium-contaminated soil in the vicinity of Chernobyl, Ukraine.” Environ. Sci. Technol. 33(3): 469-475.
Dushenkov, V. and I. Raskin (1999). “Phytoremediation: a new green revolution in ecology.” Chemistry and Life(11-12): 48-49.
Dushenkov, S., D. Vasudev, Y. Kapulnik, D. Gleba, D. Fleisher, K. C. Ting and B. Ensley (1997). “Removal of uranium from water using terrestrial plants.” Environ. Sci. Technol. 31(12): 3468-3474.
Dushenkov, V., N. P. B. A. Kumar, H. Motto and I. Raskin (1995). “Rhizofiltration: the use of plants to remove heavy metals from aqueous streams.” Environ. Sci. Technol. 29: 1239-1245.
Kumar, N. P. B. A., V. Dushenkov, H. Motto and I. Raskin (1995). “Phytoextraction: the use of plants to remove heavy metals from soils.” Environ. Sci. Technol. 29: 1232-1238.

Ecology and Evolution

Degteva, S. V., V. I. Ponomarev, S. W. Eisenman and V. Dushenkov. “Striking the balance: Challenges and perspectives for the protected areas network in northeastern European Russia.” Ambio 44(6): 473-490,2015
Struwe, L., S. Dushenkov, S. Eisenman, M. Tadych, and I. Raskin. International education in biodiversity and biodocumentation – collaborative approaches. In: Ecological Characteristics of Biodiversity. Khorog, Tajikistan: Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tajikistan, p. 272-278, 2007.
Dushenkov, V. M., M. A. Lila, and I. Raskin. Global bioexploration and biodiversity conservation in Ecological Characteristics of Biodiversity. Khorog, Tajikistan: Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tajikistan p. 73-77, 2007.
Dushenkov, S. (2003). The virtues of an evolutionary biology education. Education Symposium-The Added Value of Training in Evolutionary Biology. Evolution 2003: The annual Joint Meeting of the Society for the Study of Evolution, Society of Systematic Biologists, and American Society of Naturalists, Chico, CA.
Dushenkov, V. M. Biological Olympiads in the USSR. The American Biology Teacher, 55(7): p. 399-404, 1993.

Awards & Recognitions

Dushenkov,V.  (2016). The effects of slope altitude and aspect on total polyphenol content and antioxidant activity of Artemisia species., PSC CUNY Research Award Program.
Ostrin, Z. and V. Dushenkov (2015). Assessing the Impact of Mobile Devices on Student Learning in the Anatomy Laboratory. Community College Collaborative Incentive Research Grant (C3IRG). Eugenio María de Hostos Community College The City University New York.
Dushenkov, V. (2014). Medicinal plants of Central Asia: ancient tradition and current use., PSC CUNY Research Award Program.
Raskin, I. and V. Dushenkov (2014). International Research Training Center for Botanicals and Metabolic Syndrome in Tajikistan, NIH Fogarty International Center.
Dushenkov, V. (2013). Engaging innovative Screens-to-Nature Technology in the research of plants used by Tibetan Medicine practitioners in the Republic of Buryatia, Russia. , PSC CUNY Research Award Program.