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.
Wang L, Shilatifard A. Cancer Cell. 2019 Feb 11;35(2):168-176. Review.
Zhao Z, et al. Genes Dev. 2019 Jan 1;33(1-2):61-74. Epub 2018 Dec 20.
Wang L, Ozark PA, Smith ER, Zhao Z, Marshall SA, Rendleman EJ, Piunti A, Ryan C, Whelan AL, Helmin KA, Morgan MA, Zou L, Singer BD, Shilatifard A. Sci Adv. 2018 Nov
Liang K, Smith ER, Aoi Y, Stoltz KL, Katagi H, Woodfin AR, Rendleman EJ, Marshall SA, Murray DC, Wang L, Ozark PA, Mishra RK, Hashizume R, Schiltz GE, Shilatifard A. Cell. 2018 Oct
Qu Q, Takahashi YH, Yang Y, Hu H, Zhang Y, Brunzelle JS, Couture JF, Shilatifard A, Skiniotis G. Cell. 2018 Aug
Impactful science as the guiding principle. Shilatifard A. Sci Adv. 2018 Jul
Epigenetic ConFUSION: SS18-SSX Fusion Rewires BAF Complex to Activate Bivalent Genes in Synovial Sarcoma. Morgan MA, Shilatifard A. Cancer Cell. 2018 Jun
Resetting the epigenetic balance of Polycomb and COMPASS function at enhancers for cancer therapy. Wang L, Zhao Z, Ozark PA, Fantini D, Marshall SA, Rendleman EJ, Cozzolino KA, Louis N, He X, Morgan MA, Takahashi YH, Collings CK, Smith ER, Ntziachristos P, Savas JN, Zou L, Hashizume R, Meeks JJ, Shilatifard A. Nat Med. 2018 Jun
Enhancer Logic and Mechanics in Development and Disease. Rickels R, Shilatifard A. Trends Cell Biol. 2018 May
Born to run: control of transcription elongation by RNA polymerase II. Chen FX, Smith ER, Shilatifard A. Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol. 2018 Jul