Travis Nemkov
Assistant Research Professor, Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics


  • Pacheco A, Issaian A, Davis J, Anderson N, Nemkov T, Paukovich N, Henen MA, Vögeli B, Sikela JM, Hansen K. Proteolytic activation of human-specific Olduvai domains by the furin protease. Int J Biol Macromol. 2022 Dec 26. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 36581038
  • Setua S, Thangaraju K, Dzieciatkowska M, Wilkerson RB, Nemkov T, Lamb DR, Tagaya Y, Boyer T, Rowden T, Doctor A, D'Alessandro A, Buehler PW. Coagulation potential and the integrated omics of extracellular vesicles from COVID-19 positive patient plasma. Sci Rep. 2022 Dec 23;12(1):22191. PubMed PMID: 36564503
  • Hay AM, Nemkov T, Gamboni F, Dzieciatkowska M, Key A, Galbraith M, Bartsch K, Sun K, Xia Y, Stone M, Busch MP, Norris PJ, Zimring JC, D'Alessandro A. S1P has a negative effect on RBC storage quality. Blood Adv. 2022 Dec 5. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 36469038
  • LaCroix IS, Cohen M, Moore EE, Dzieciatkowska M, Nemkov T, Schaid TR Jr, Debot M, Jones K, Silliman CC, Hansen KC, D'Alessandro A. Omics Markers of Red Blood Cell Transfusion in Trauma. Int J Mol Sci. 2022 Nov 10;23(22). PubMed PMID: 36430297
  • Guntur VP, Nemkov T, de Boer E, Mohning MP, Baraghoshi D, Cendali FI, San-Millán I, Petrache I, D'Alessandro A. Signatures of Mitochondrial Dysfunction and Impaired Fatty Acid Metabolism in Plasma of Patients with Post-Acute Sequelae of COVID-19 (PASC). Metabolites. 2022 Oct 26;12(11). PubMed PMID: 36355108
  • Nikulina M, Nemkov T, D'Alessandro A, Gaccione P, Yoshida T. A deep 96-well plate RBC storage platform for high-throughput screening of novel storage solutions. Front Physiol. 2022;13:1004936. PubMed PMID: 36277188
  • Miglio A, Maslanka M, Di Tommaso M, Rocconi F, Nemkov T, Buehler PW, Antognoni MT, Spitalnik SL, D'Alessandro A. ZOOMICS: comparative metabolomics of red blood cells from dogs, cows, horses and donkeys during refrigerated storage for up to 42 days. Blood Transfus. 2022 Jul 25. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 35969134
  • Nemkov T, Skinner S, Diaw M, Diop S, Samb A, Connes P, D'Alessandro A. Plasma Levels of Acyl-Carnitines and Carboxylic Acids Correlate With Cardiovascular and Kidney Function in Subjects With Sickle Cell Trait. Front Physiol. 2022;13:916197. PubMed PMID: 35910560
  • Lee E, Redzic JS, Nemkov T, Saviola AJ, Dzieciatkowska M, Hansen KC, D'Alessandro A, Dinarello C, Eisenmesser EZ. Human and Bacterial Toll-Interleukin Receptor Domains Exhibit Distinct Dynamic Features and Functions. Molecules. 2022 Jul 14;27(14). PubMed PMID: 35889366
  • Robert M, Laperrousaz B, Piedrahita D, Gautier EF, Nemkov T, Dupuy F, Nader E, Salnot V, Mayeux P, D'Alessandro A, Lavazec C, Joly P, Scheer A, Connes P, Cibiel A. Multiparametric characterization of red blood cell physiology after hypotonic dialysis based drug encapsulation process. Acta Pharm Sin B. 2022 Apr;12(4):2089-2102. PubMed PMID: 35847505
  • Patel SB, Nemkov T, D'Alessandro A, Welner RS. Deciphering Metabolic Adaptability of Leukemic Stem Cells. Front Oncol. 2022;12:846149. PubMed PMID: 35756656
  • Guard SE, Chapnick DA, Poss ZC, Ebmeier CC, Jacobsen J, Nemkov T, Ball KA, Webb KJ, Simpson HL, Coleman S, Bunker E, Ramirez A, Reisz JA, Sievers R, Stowell MHB, D'Alessandro A, Liu X, Old WM. Multiomic Analysis Reveals Disruption of Cholesterol Homeostasis by Cannabidiol in Human Cell Lines. Mol Cell Proteomics. 2022 Oct;21(10):100262. PubMed PMID: 35753663
  • Crist SB, Nemkov T, Dumpit RF, Dai J, Tapscott SJ, True LD, Swarbrick A, Sullivan LB, Nelson PS, Hansen KC, Ghajar CM. Unchecked oxidative stress in skeletal muscle prevents outgrowth of disseminated tumour cells. Nat Cell Biol. 2022 Apr;24(4):538-553. PubMed PMID: 35411081
  • Nemkov T, Yoshida T, Nikulina M, D'Alessandro A. High-Throughput Metabolomics Platform for the Rapid Data-Driven Development of Novel Additive Solutions for Blood Storage. Front Physiol. 2022;13:833242. PubMed PMID: 35360223
  • Stephenson D, Nemkov T, Qadri SM, Sheffield WP, D'Alessandro A. Inductively-Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry-Novel Insights From an Old Technology Into Stressed Red Blood Cell Physiology. Front Physiol. 2022;13:828087. PubMed PMID: 35197866
  • Bissinger R, Bohnert BN, Nemkov T, Artunc F. The authors reply. Kidney Int. 2022 Mar;101(3):649-650. PubMed PMID: 35190041
  • Kalani Roy M, La Carpia F, Cendali F, Fernando S, Moriconi C, Wojczyk BS, Wang L, Nemkov T, Hod EA, D'Alessandro A. Irradiation Causes Alterations of Polyamine, Purine, and Sulfur Metabolism in Red Blood Cells and Multiple Organs. J Proteome Res. 2022 Feb 4;21(2):519-534. PubMed PMID: 35043621
  • Ferrero E, Villa A, Stefanoni D, Nemkov T, D'Alessandro A, Tengesdal I, Belloni D, Molteni R, Vergani B, De Luca G, Grassini G, Cangi MG, Dagna L, Doglioni C, Cavalli G, Ferrarini M. Immunometabolic activation of macrophages leads to cytokine production in the pathogenesis of KRAS-mutated histiocytosis. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2022 Apr 11;61(4):e93-e96. PubMed PMID: 34919661
  • Ferrero E, Villa A, Stefanoni D, Nemkov T, D'Alessandro A, Tengesdal I, Belloni D, Molteni R, Vergani B, De Luca G, Grassini G, Cangi MG, Dagna L, Doglioni C, Cavalli G, Ferrarini M. Immunometabolic activation of macrophages leads to cytokine production in the pathogenesis of KRAS-mutated histiocytosis. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2021 Nov 23. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 34919661
  • D'Alessandro A, Thomas T, Akpan IJ, Reisz JA, Cendali FI, Gamboni F, Nemkov T, Thangaraju K, Katneni U, Tanaka K, Kahn S, Wei AZ, Valk JE, Hudson KE, Roh D, Moriconi C, Zimring JC, Hod EA, Spitalnik SL, Buehler PW, Francis RO. Biological and Clinical Factors Contributing to the Metabolic Heterogeneity of Hospitalized Patients with and without COVID-19. Cells. 2021 Sep 2;10(9). PubMed PMID: 34571942
  • Sackheim AM, Villalba N, Sancho M, Harraz OF, Bonev AD, D'Alessandro A, Nemkov T, Nelson MT, Freeman K. Traumatic Brain Injury Impairs Systemic Vascular Function Through Disruption of Inward-Rectifier Potassium Channels. Function (Oxf). 2021;2(3). PubMed PMID: 34568829
  • Bissinger R, Nemkov T, D'Alessandro A, Grau M, Dietz T, Bohnert BN, Essigke D, Wörn M, Schaefer L, Xiao M, Beirne JM, Kalo MZ, Schork A, Bakchoul T, Omage K, Kong L, Gonzalez-Menendez I, Quintanilla-Martinez L, Fehrenbacher B, Schaller M, Dhariwal A, Birkenfeld AL, Grahammer F, Qadri SM, Artunc F. Proteinuric chronic kidney disease is associated with altered red blood cell lifespan, deformability and metabolism. Kidney Int. 2021 Dec;100(6):1227-1239. PubMed PMID: 34537228
  • Qiang Q, Manalo JM, Sun H, Zhang Y, Song A, Wen AQ, Wen YE, Chen C, Liu H, Cui Y, Nemkov T, Reisz JA, Edwards Iii G, Perreira FA, Kellems RE, Soto C, D'Alessandro A, Xia Y. Erythrocyte adenosine A2B receptor prevents cognitive and auditory dysfunction by promoting hypoxic and metabolic reprogramming. PLoS Biol. 2021 Jun;19(6):e3001239. PubMed PMID: 34138843
  • Patel SB, Nemkov T, Stefanoni D, Benavides GA, Bassal MA, Crown BL, Matkins VR, Camacho V, Kuznetsova V, Hoang AT, Tenen DE, Wolock SL, Park J, Ying L, Yue Z, Chen JY, Yang H, Tenen DG, Ferrell PB, Lu R, Darley-Usmar V, D'Alessandro A, Bhatia R, Welner RS. Metabolic alterations mediated by STAT3 promotes drug persistence in CML. Leukemia. 2021 Dec;35(12):3371-3382. PubMed PMID: 34120146
  • Molteni R, Biavasco R, Stefanoni D, Nemkov T, Domínguez-Andrés J, Arts RJ, Merelli I, Mazza D, Zambrano S, Panigada M, Cantoni E, Tengesdal IW, Maksud P, Piras F, Cesana D, Cassina L, Distefano G, Loffreda A, Gnani D, De Luca G, Tomelleri A, Campochiaro C, Joosten LAB, Dinarello CA, Kajaste-Rudnitski A, Haroche J, Cardaci S, Cenci S, Dagna L, Doglioni C, Ferrarini M, Ferrero E, Boletta A, D'Alessandro A, Montini E, Netea MG, Cavalli G. Oncogene-induced maladaptive activation of trained immunity in the pathogenesis and treatment of Erdheim-Chester disease. Blood. 2021 Oct 28;138(17):1554-1569. PubMed PMID: 34077954
  • D'Alessandro A, Akpan I, Thomas T, Reisz J, Cendali F, Gamboni F, Nemkov T, Thangaraju K, Katneni U, Tanaka K, Kahn S, Wei A, Valk J, Hudson K, Roh D, Moriconi C, Zimring J, Hod E, Spitalnik S, Buehler P, Francis R. Biological and Clinical Factors contributing to the Metabolic Heterogeneity of Hospitalized Patients with and without COVID-19. Res Sq. 2021 May 10. PubMed PMID: 34013258
  • Thomas T, Cendali F, Fu X, Gamboni F, Morrison EJ, Beirne J, Nemkov T, Antonelou MH, Kriebardis A, Welsby I, Hay A, Dziewulska KH, Busch MP, Kleinman S, Buehler PW, Spitalnik SL, Zimring JC, D'Alessandro A. Fatty acid desaturase activity in mature red blood cells and implications for blood storage quality. Transfusion. 2021 Jun;61(6):1867-1883. PubMed PMID: 33904180
  • Li M, Riddle S, Kumar S, Poczobutt J, McKeon BA, Frid MG, Ostaff M, Reisz JA, Nemkov T, Fini MA, Laux A, Hu CJ, El Kasmi KC, D'Alessandro A, Brown RD, Zhang H, Stenmark KR. Microenvironmental Regulation of Macrophage Transcriptomic and Metabolomic Profiles in Pulmonary Hypertension. Front Immunol. 2021;12:640718. PubMed PMID: 33868271
  • Cavalli G, Tengesdal IW, Gresnigt M, Nemkov T, Arts RJW, Domínguez-Andrés J, Molteni R, Stefanoni D, Cantoni E, Cassina L, Giugliano S, Schraa K, Mills TS, Pietras EM, Eisenmensser EZ, Dagna L, Boletta A, D'Alessandro A, Joosten LAB, Netea MG, Dinarello CA. The anti-inflammatory cytokine interleukin-37 is an inhibitor of trained immunity. Cell Rep. 2021 Apr 6;35(1):108955. PubMed PMID: 33826894
  • Esquer H, Zhou Q, Nemkov T, Abraham AD, Rinaldetti S, Chen YC, Zhang X, Orman MV, D'Alessandro A, Ferrer M, Messersmith WA, LaBarbera DV. Isolating and targeting the real-time plasticity and malignant properties of epithelial-mesenchymal transition in cancer. Oncogene. 2021 Apr;40(16):2884-2897. PubMed PMID: 33742123
  • Broussard JL, Perreault L, Macias E, Newsom SA, Harrison K, Bui HH, Milligan P, Roth KD, Nemkov T, D'Alessandro A, Brozinick JT, Bergman BC. Sex Differences in Insulin Sensitivity are Related to Muscle Tissue Acylcarnitine But Not Subcellular Lipid Distribution. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2021 Mar;29(3):550-561. PubMed PMID: 33624435
  • Nemkov T, Skinner SC, Nader E, Stefanoni D, Robert M, Cendali F, Stauffer E, Cibiel A, Boisson C, Connes P, D'Alessandro A. Acute Cycling Exercise Induces Changes in Red Blood Cell Deformability and Membrane Lipid Remodeling. Int J Mol Sci. 2021 Jan 18;22(2). PubMed PMID: 33477427
  • Nemkov T, Stefanoni D, Bordbar A, Issaian A, Palsson BO, Dumont LJ, Hay A, Song A, Xia Y, Redzic JS, Eisenmesser EZ, Zimring JC, Kleinman S, Hansen KC, Busch MP, D'Alessandro A. Blood donor exposome and impact of common drugs on red blood cell metabolism. JCI Insight. 2021 Feb 8;6(3). PubMed PMID: 33351786
  • Maller O, Drain AP, Barrett AS, Borgquist S, Ruffell B, Zakharevich I, Pham TT, Gruosso T, Kuasne H, Lakins JN, Acerbi I, Barnes JM, Nemkov T, Chauhan A, Gruenberg J, Nasir A, Bjarnadottir O, Werb Z, Kabos P, Chen YY, Hwang ES, Park M, Coussens LM, Nelson AC, Hansen KC, Weaver VM. Tumour-associated macrophages drive stromal cell-dependent collagen crosslinking and stiffening to promote breast cancer aggression. Nat Mater. 2021 Apr;20(4):548-559. PubMed PMID: 33257795
  • Thangaraju K, Katneni U, Akpan IJ, Tanaka K, Thomas T, Setua S, Reisz JA, Cendali F, Gamboni F, Nemkov T, Kahn S, Wei AZ, Valk JE, Hudson KE, Roh DJ, Moriconi C, Zimring JC, D'Alessandro A, Spitalnik SL, Francis RO, Buehler PW. The Impact of Age and BMI on the VWF/ADAMTS13 Axis and Simultaneous Thrombin and Plasmin Generation in Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients. Front Med (Lausanne). 2021;8:817305. PubMed PMID: 35087853
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