I am born and raised in Kiev, Ukraine. I moved to USA in 2001. I graduated with a Master’s degree in physics in 2003, and received my Ph.D. in Cell and Molecular Biology from Baylor College of Medicine in 2007. At Baylor, I conducted research on the impact of environment sensation (specifically olfaction and innate immune response) on behavior, metabolism and longevity of fruit flies Drosophila melanogaster. After completing my Ph.D. studies I was recruited to Dr. Lenny Guarente’s lab at MIT to research the role of SIRT1 in neurogenesis and activity of neuronal stem cells. In 2013 I started to run my own laboratory at Cornell, where we continue studying processes involved in aging, neurogenesis, and activity of stem cells.My laboratory uses a diverse range of techniques to study the processes of neurodevelopment and behavior determination. Additionally we are interested in events that take place when organisms age and the development of interventions to ameliorate resulting age-associated diseases.
1.Sergiy Libert, Tamara Berdyyeva, YaroslavGotsulyak, From mechanisms of immune infertility to new contraceptive means, PhysiologíchnyJurnal, vol.46, 2, 2000, p.74.
2.YaroslavGotsulyak, Tamara Berdyyeva, Sergiy Libert, Effects of T-type calcium channel blockers on spontaneous meiotic maturation of mouse ovarian oocytes in vitro, PhysiologíchnyJurnal, 2002, 48(1), 98-101. (PMID: 11928641)
3.Scott D. Pletcher, Sergiy Libert, Daniella Skorupa, Flies and their Golden Apples: The effect of diet on Drosophila aging and age-dependent gene expression, Aging Research Reviews, 2005, 4, 451-80. (PMID: 16263339)
4.Sergiy Libert, Jessica Zwiener, Xiaoween Chu, Wayne VanVoorhies, Gregg Roman, Scott D. Pletcher, Regulation of Drosophila lifespan by olfaction and food-derived odors, Science, 2007, Feb (315), 1133-7. (PMID: 17272684)
5.Sergiy Libert, Insights into Physiology of Aging and novel ways to increase lifespan, Fly, 2007, Vol.1(2), 113-5. (PMID: 19378454)
6.Sergiy Libert, Scott D. Pletcher, Modulation of longevity by environmental sensing,Cell, 2007, Dec 28;131(7):1231-4. (PMID: 18160034)
7.Sergiy Libert, Yufang Chao, Jessica Zwiener, Scott D. Pletcher, Realized immune response is enhanced in long-lived puc and chico mutants but is unaffected by dietary restriction, Molecular Immunology, 2008, Feb; 45(3):810-7 (e-Pub 2007 Aug 2). (PMID: 17681604)
8.Sergiy Libert, Yufang Chao, Xiaoween Chu, Scott D. Pletcher, Trade-offs between longevity and pathogen resistance in Drosophila melanogaster are mediated by NFkB signaling, Aging Cell, 2006, Dec. 5(6), 533-43. (PMID: 17129215)