Altynbek Zhubanchaliyev

Research Assistant

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1. MSc in Biology, Eurasian National University, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan (2016–2018)

2. BSc in Biological Sciences, Nazarbayev University, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan (2010–2015)




  • Research Assistant (Fall 2015 – present)

School of Sciences and Humanities, Nazarbayev University, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.

Regulation of focal adhesion disassembly during cell migration at Kunz Lab.

Assays for analysis of focal adhesion disassembly, integrin endocytosis and cell migration.

Indirect immunofluorescence analysis, light microscopy, confocal microscopy of fixed and living cells.


  • Researcher (June 2015 – August 2015)

Applied University of Basel FHNW, Switzerland and Hutman Diagnostics Inc., Basel, Switzerland.

Sepsis Diagnostic tests development in collaboration with Dr. Eric Kuebler. 

Identification of candidate target antibiotic resistance genes using BLAST and Multiple sequence alignment programs.


  1. Zhubanchaliyev A, Temirbekuly A, Kongrtay K, Wanshura LC, Kunz J (2016) Targeting Mechanotransduction at the Transcriptional Level: YAP and BRD4 Are Novel Therapeutic Targets for the Reversal of Liver Fibrosis. Frontiers in Pharmacology 7:462. doi:10.3389/fphar.2016.00462.


  • FEBS 2015, Berlin, Germany – Short talk and poster presentation.

Zhubanchaliyev, A., Chao, W.T., and Kunz, J. (2015). SNX9 regulates focal adhesion disassembly during cell migration. 40th FEBS Congress, Berlin, Germany.   Abstract published in FEBS JOURNAL, Vol. 282, 228-229. 


  • NU Research Week  2014 Conference, Astana  – Poster  presentation

Zhubanchaliyev, A., Chao, W.T., and Kunz, J (2014). SNX 9 interacts with dynamin 2 and N-Wasp to regulate focal adhesion disassembly and cell migration. Nazarbayev University Research Week, 2014. Book of Abstracts. – Astana: Nazarbayev University, p45. ISBN 978-601-80467-2-8