Boris   Ermolinsky

Lecturer 1  

Office: BBRHB 1.123
Phone: (956) 882-5774
Email: Boris.Ermolinsky@utrgv.edu

Dr. Boris Ermolinsky





Selected Publications


  • Ying Jia, Boris Ermolinsky, Aryana Garza, and Daniele Provenzano. "Phospholipase A2 in the Venom of Three Cottonmouth Snake species," Toxicon 135, (June 2017): 84-92.

  • Anton Liopo, Paul Derry, Boris Ermolinsky, Richard Su, André Conjusteau, Sergey Ermilov, Eugene Zubarev, and Alexander Oraevsky. "Controlled bacteria-gold nanorod interactions for enhancement of optoacoustic contrast," Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2014. SPIE-Intl Soc Optical Eng, March 2014.

  • Aleksandra Shchelkunova, Boris Ermolinsky, Meghan Boyle, Ivan Mendez, Michael Lehker, Karen Martirosyan, and Alexander Kazansky. "Tuning of Alternative Splicing - Switch From Proto-Oncogene to Tumor Suppressor," International Journal of Biological Sciences 9, no. 1 (2013): 45-54.

  • Aleksandra Shchelkunova, Boris Ermolinsky, Meghan Boyle, Ivan Mendez, Michael Lehker, Karen Martirosyan, and Alexander Kazansky. "Tuning of Alternative Splicing - Switch From Proto-Oncogene to Tumor Suppressor," International Journal of Biological Sciences 9, no. 1 (2013): 45-54.

  • Boris Ermolinsky, M. Peredelchuk, and Daniele Provenzano. " -Cyclodextrin decreases cholera toxin binding to GM1-gangliosides," Journal of Medical Microbiology 62, no. Pt_7 (July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 2013): 1011-1014.

  • Boris Ermolinsky, Michael Peredelchuk, and Daniele Provenzano. "α-Cyclodextrin Decreases Cholera Toxin binding to GM1-gangliosides," n/a. London, Society for General Microbiology: Journal of Medical Microbiology no. 62 (June 2013): 4.

  • Alexander Wein, Brian Williams, Shihui Liu, Boris Ermolinsky, Daniele Provenzano, Ruben Abagyan, Andrew Orry, Stephen Leppla, and Michael Peredelchuk. "Small Molecule Inhibitors of Bacillus anthracis Protective Antigen Proteolytic Activation and Oligomerization," Journal of Medicinal Chemistry 55, no. 18 (September 2012): 7998-8006.

  • A Liopo, A Conjusteau, D Tsyboulski, Boris Ermolinsky, Alexander Kazansky, and A Oraevsky. "Biocompatible Gold Nanorod Conjugates for Preclinical Biomedical Research.," Journal of nanomedicine & nanotechnology S2, (August 2012).

  • N Ruiz, Luis Pacheco, B Farrell, Cody Cox, Boris Ermolinsky, E Garrido-Sanabria, and Saraswathy Nair. "Metabolic gene expression changes in the hippocampus of obese epileptic male rats in the pilocarpine model of temporal lobe epilepsy.," Brain research 1426, (December 2011): 86-95.

  • L Pacheco Otalora, F Skinner, M Oliveira, B Farrell, M Arshadmansab, Tarun Pandari, I Garcia, L Robles, G Rosas, C Mello, Boris Ermolinsky, and E Garrido-Sanabria. "Chronic deficit in the expression of voltage-gated potassium channel Kv3.4 subunit in the hippocampus of pilocarpine-treated epileptic rats.," Brain research 1368, (January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2011): 308-16.



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Boris Ermolinsky. Characterization of Gold Nanorods as an instrument for sensing and imaging., Biomedicine Department, UTB, intramural grant, (November 2012 - April 2013)

  • Boris Ermolinsky. Aptamer-directed nanocomplexes for targeted transfection., National Institutes of Health (NIH), Research Infrastructure in Minority Institutions., (September 2009 - May 2011)



Selected Presentations


  • Marcus Medrano, Boris Ermolinsky, and Alexander Kazansky. "New approach to alternative splicing-switch from proto-oncogene to tumor suppressor," UTRGV, (2016)

  • Merrixell Perramon Cotominas , Anna , Kuklina , Gabriel Gonzales, Boris Ermolinsky, and Alexander Kazansky. "Novel nanotechnology approach to tune up an alternative splicing – switch from proto-oncogene to tumor suppressor. ," UTRGV, UTRGV (2016)

  • Antonio Pena and Boris Ermolinsky. "A Novel Approach for the detection of Aldehyde groups on the surface of Dextran-coated Nanoparticles," 5th Annual UTB Research Symposium, UTB, UTB (2013)

  • Cecilia Colom, Boris Ermolinsky, and Antonio Peña. "A Novel Method for Quantifying Aldehyde Groups utilizing a Fluorogenic Approach," 5th Annual UTB Research Symposium, UTB, UTB (2013)

  • Daniela Naylor, Boris Ermolinsky, and Emilio Garrido. "Characterizing Mice through Genotyping," 5th Annual UTB Research Symposium, Brownsville, TX., UTB, UTB (2013)

  • Boris Ermolinsky. "Controlled agglomeration of plasmonic gold nanoparticles ," 3rd International Conference on Nanotek and Expo 2013, Las Vegas (December 2013)

  • Boris Ermolinsky. "Gold base plasmonic optoacoustic contrast agents for preclinical research with optoacoustic tomography and sensing," 3rd International Conference on Nanotek and Expo 2013, Las Vegas (December 2013)

  • Boris Ermolinsky and Carlos Gomez. "Probing Conformational Changes in DNA by Force-Induced Melting of Double-Stranded DNA," TSF13 Meeting of The American Physical Society, American Physical Society, Brownsville (September 2013)

  • Alexander Wein, Brian Williams, Shihui Liu, Boris Ermolinsky, Daniele Provenzano, Ruben Abagyan, Andrew Orry, Stephen Leppla, and Michael Peredelchuk. "2012 Small Molecule Inhibitors of Bacillus anthracis Protective Antigen Proteolytic Activation and Oligomerization," Southeastern Medical Scientist Symposium, Vanderbilt University, Nahsville, TN (November 2012)

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