What We Do
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.
News from the Shilatifard Lab
Christie Sze Receives Award
Christie Sze has been chosen for the Eighth Annual Driskill Scholar Award. Congratulations Christie!
Epigenetics and Cancer with Ali Shilatifard
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine's Breakthroughs Podcast features Ali Shilatifard.
Taking A Northwestern Direction
“Northwestern isn’t just a compass point on a map. Here, it’s a mindset. A Northwestern Direction is a journey that each one of us creates and defines as our own. There’s always a new adventure, a new idea, and a new discovery—no matter what path you pursue.”