Dr. Ayush is a board-certified dermatologist from Mongolia. He worked as a post-doctoral fellow in Dr. Nagao’s laboratory in the Dermatology Branch at the NIAMS, and now continues to participate in research as a special volunteer.

Research Statement

Dr. Ayush’s current research focuses on skin immunology and hair follicle interactions. She studied atopic dermatitis and hair disorders extensively on alopecia in Mongolia.

Scientific Publications

Glutamine up-regulates MAPK phosphatase-1 induction via activation of Ca(2+)→ ERK cascade pathway.

Ayush O, Jin ZW, Kim HK, Shin YR, Im SY, Lee HK
Biochem Biophys Rep.
2016 Sep;
doi: 10.1016/j.bbrep.2016.05.011
PMID: 28955885

Glutamine suppresses DNFB-induced contact dermatitis by deactivating p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase via induction of MAPK phosphatase-1.

Ayush O, Lee CH, Kim HK, Im SY, Cho BH, Lee HK
J Invest Dermatol.
2013 Mar;
doi: 10.1038/jid.2012.373
PMID: 23076500

Biphasic late airway hyperresponsiveness in a murine model of asthma.

Kim HK, Lee CH, Kim JM, Ayush O, Im SY, Lee HK
Int Arch Allergy Immunol.
doi: 10.1159/000341645
PMID: 23018605

Glutamine suppresses airway neutrophilia by blocking cytosolic phospholipase A(2) via an induction of MAPK phosphatase-1.

Lee CH, Kim HK, Kim JM, Ayush O, Im SY, Oh DK, Lee HK
J Immunol.
2012 Dec 1;
doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.1201599
PMID: 23109722


Dr. Ayush obtained her M.D. in 2011 and Ph.D. in 2014 from Chonbuk National University Medical School, South Korea. She completed her B.S in Medical Science from Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences, Mongolia.


Dr. Ayush worked as a lecturer of Dept. of Dermatology at Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences and trained in dermatology residence in 2005-2006. She obtained her clinical fellowship of Dermatology at Severance Hospital in 2014 in Seoul, Korea. Her research interests are on hair disorders and skin immunology.

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