Email:  AIVANOVA@HOSTOS.CUNY.EDU Anna Ivanova, Ph.D,

Office Number: A-148

Office Tel: (718) 664 2762

Research background: Biophysics, Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology.

Research topics of interest: Bacteriophages, HIV research, Mechanisms of Cell Signaling.

Courses Teaching:  General Physics I (PHY 210), General Chemistry I (CHE 210), Introduction to General Chemistry (CHE 110), Principles of Organic Chemistry (CHE 120), Environmental Science I (ENV 110) and II (ENV 120, ENV 122) courses.


  1. Native X-DING-CD4 protein secreted by HIV-1 resistant CD4+ T cells blocks activity of IL-8 promoter in human endothelial cells infected with enteric bacteria. A. Ivanova, R. Y. Shilpi, R. Sachdeva, G. Li, and M. Simm. Innate Immun. 2012 Aug;18(4):571-9.
  2. Identification of X-DING-CD4, a new member of human DING protein family that is secreted by HIV-1 resistant CD4(+) T cells and has anti-viral activity. A. Lesner A, R. Shilpi, A. Ivanova, M. A. Gawinowicz, J. Lesniak, D. Nikolov, and M. Simm. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2009 Nov 13;389(2):284-9.
  3. The critical role of human transcriptional repressor CTCF mRNA up-regulation in the induction of anti-HIV-1 responses in CD4(+) T cells. Y. Li, G. Li, A. Ivanova, S. Aaron, and M. Simm. Immunology Letters. 2008 Apr 15;117(1):35-44.
  4. Inhibition of HIV-1 or bacterial activation of macrophages by products of HIV-1-resistant human cells. G. Li, S. Aaron, K. Kazmierczak, A. Lesner, Y. Li, A. Ivanova, G. Bentsman, M. J. Potash, and M. Simm. Immunology and Cell Biology. 2007 Nov-Dec;85(8):603-9.
  5. Pycnometric, viscometric and calorimetric studies of the process to release the double-stranded DNA from the Un bacteriophage. T.J. Mdzinarashvili, G.M. Mrevlishvili, M.M. Khvedelidze, A.T. Ivanova, N. Janelidze, E.L. Kiziria, D.G. Tushishvili, M.I. Tediashvili, and R.B. Kemp. Biophysical Chemistry, Vol. 124, pp 43-51, 2006.
  6. Biophysics of T5, IRA phages, E.coli outer membrane protein FhuA and T5-FhuA interaction. T. Mdzinarashvili, M. Khvedelidze, A.Ivanova, M.Kutateladze, N.Balarjishvili, H.Celia, F.Pattus. European Biophysics Journal, Vol. 35, №3, pp. 231–238, 2006.
  7. About mechanism of influence of anticancer antibiotic adriablastin on DNA.
    M.Khvedelidze, T.Mdzinarashvili, G.Khelashvili, G.Gogoladze, A.Ivanova, and G.Mrevlishvili.Journal of Biological Physics and Chemistry, Vol. 5, №2/3, pp. 111-113, 2005.
  8. The influence of pH on thermal and hydrodynamic properties of DDVI phage and on DNA ejection from phage induced by bacterial membrane fragments.
    M.Khvedelidze, T.Mdzinarashvili, A.Ivanova, M.Tediashvili, D.Tushishvili, and G.Mrevlishvili. Journal of Biological Physics and Chemistry, Vol. 4, №4, pp.209-213, 2004.
  9. Phage DNA ejection induced by membrane fragments obtained from a host cell.
    T.Mdzinarashvili, A.Ivanova, M.Khvedelidze, M.Tediashvili, D.Tushishvili, N.Janelidze, and G.Mrevlishvili. Journal of Biological Physics and Chemistry, Vol.4, №1, pp.2-6, 2004.
  10. Bacterial membrane fragments as phage DNA ejection stimulants.
    A. Ivanova, T. J.Mdzinarashvili, M.M.Khvedelidze, M.I.Tediashvili, N.T.Janelidze, and G.M.Mrevlishvili. Georgian Engineering News, №3, pp.163-166, 2003.
  11. Viscometric Study of the Thermally Induced Release of Double-Stranded DNA from the  Un Phage. T. J. Mdzinarashvili, A. Ivanova, M. Al-Zaza, M. I. Tediashvili, D. G. Tushishvili, and G. M. Mrevlishvili. Biophysics. V.46, №4, pp.592-596, 2001.



A. Ivanova, Y. Rodriguez, A. Manukyan. Teaching with ALEKS - a path to success. (Presentation) 18th Annual CUNY IT Conference. Instructional/Information Technology at CUNY: Bridging Gaps, December 2019


  1. Presentation (promoting Natural Sciences Department) and STEM interactive activity with students (PHY210) at the STEM EXPO Carrier Night, New York Hall of Science, May 2019
  2. Informational Presentation (promoting Natural Sciences Department) at the STEM EXPO Carrier Night, New York Hall of Science, May 2018
  3. Presentation and interactive activity (“Impact of molecules on health”) with students (CHE110) at the STEM NIGHT “Health and Medicine”, New York Hall of Science, December, 2017
  4. Y. R. Shilpi, Sachdeva R., A. Ivanova, and Simm M. X-DING-CD4, a human protein mediating cellular resistance to HIV-1 infection offers new opportunity to develop antiviral therapy. International Conference on Antivirals for Neglected and Emerging Viruses; Micro-symposium on targeting Host proteins in HIV therapy.  Lubeck, Germany, October 11-13, 2010
  5. A. Ivanova, Y. Li, G. Li, S. Aaron and M. Simm. Transcriptional repressor CTCF mRNA up-regulation coincides with the induction of anti-HIV-1 responses in CD4+ T cells. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory meeting - Retroviruses, May 19-24, 2008.
  6. A. Ivanova, T.Mdzinarashvili, M.Khvedelidze, G.Mrevlishvili. Thermal and functional properties of E.coli outer membrane protein-receptor FhuA. Special Issue of European Biophysics Journal, (15th IUPAB & 5th EBSA International Biophysics Congress), Vol. 34, N 6, p. 789, 2005.
  7. A.Ivanova, T.Mdzinarashvili, M.Khvedelidze, M.Kutateladze, N.Balarjishvili, H.Celia, F.Pattus “Thermal and hydrodynamical properties of bacteriophages and E.coli outer membrane protein-receptor FhuA and investigation of first steps of bacterial infection by phage”. International Conference on Environmental, Industrial and Applied Microbiology, (BioMicroWorld-2005), Badajoz, Spain, (Book of Abstracts), March 15-18th, p.906, 2005.
  8.  T.Mdzinarashvili, M.Khvedelidze, A.Ivanova, M.Kutateladze, G. Mrevlishvili. Phage-receptor interaction. International Congress of Virology. Book of abstracts. p. 66, 2005.
  9.  M.Khvedelidze, T.Mdzinarashvili, A.Ivanova, M.Tediashvili, G.Mrevlishvili. Bacterial infection by phage in a model system. International Congress of Virology. Book of abstracts. p. 113, 2005.
  10. Mrevlishvili G., Mdzinarashvili T., Ivanova A., Khvedelidze M., Tarielashvili T. Thermal properties of bacterial viruses and genome. IUPAC Conference, ICCT, Rostock, Germany (book of abstracts), p. 251, 2002.
  11. N. Janelidze, M. Tediashvili, T. Eliashvili, E. Jaiani, A. Ivanova, T., Mdzinarashvili, N. Chanishvili, G. Tsertsvadze, D. Tushishvili, G. Mrevlishvili. Study of the Dynamic Interactions of E. coli-Specific Phages with Host Cells in Sea and Lake Water. IUMS Congress, 2002.
  12. Ivanova A.T., Mdzinarashvili T. J., Al-Zaza M., Tediashvili M.I., Tushishvili, D.G., Mrevlishvili G.M. Viscometric Study of the Thermally Induced Release of Double-Stranded DNA from the Un Phage. Summer School, Les Houches, France, 2002.
  13. E. Jaiani, M. Tediashvili, T. Mdzinarashvili, T. Eliashvili, N.Janelidze, N. Chanishvili, D. Tushishvili, A.Ivanova, G. Mrevlishvili. Study of the peculiarities of the phage - host- cell interaction and DNA ejection processes in different conditions on the model of Cb and Un phages. 14th Evergreen International Phage Biology Meeting, p.42, 2001.

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