Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Shilatifard Laboratory

About Our Lab

The regulation of gene transcription by RNA polymerase II is critical for development and differentiation, and its misregulation contributes to the pathogenesis of many cancers, including leukemia. The overall goal of our laboratory is to define the molecular mechanisms underlying leukemogenesis and to identify potential targets for therapy through detailed studies of proteins and protein complexes that regulate chromatin modifications, transcription initiation, and transcription elongation.

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Ali Shilatifard, PhD

Ali Shilatifard, PhD
Robert Francis Furchgott Professor
Chair, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Director, Simpson Querrey Center for Epigenetics

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