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David Allis, pioneer in epigenetics, to receive prestigious Japan Prize

Allis’s discovery that chemical “tags” bind to specific sections of histone proteins in order to activate or silence nearby genes has ignited the field of epigenetics, a relatively new area of study which explores the inheritance of physical changes that cannot be traced back to mutations in the DNA sequence. The Japan Prize, worth approximately half a million dollars, is among the most prestigious prizes in science. More »

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David Allis awarded $1 million grant from Starr Cancer Consortium

Allis leads one of five cancer research teams that are winners of $5 million in grant awards from The Starr Foundation’s Sixth Starr Cancer Consortium Grant Competition.
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David Allis to receive Gairdner Award

Allis, who studies DNA-packaging proteins called histones, is one of five scientists to be honored by the Gairdner Foundation for “fundamental discoveries that will have impact on human genetic development, cancer and other diseases.” More »

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Titia de Lange to receive Canada Gairdner International Award

de Lange is being recognized for her discovery of the mechanisms by which mammalian telomeres are protected from deleterious DNA repair and damage responses. The Gairdner is Canada’s highest scientific award and is considered among the most prestigious international prizes in science. More »

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Rockefeller University’s C. David Allis Wins Japan Prize   “Our major challenge, hopefully one taken up by the next generation of young scientists who are intrigued with epigenetics, will be to learn how to better harness the potential of the … More »

Cell 155: 107-120 (9-26-13)

Cell 155: 107-120 Hira-dependent histone H3.3 deposition facilitates PRC2 recruitment at developmental loci in ES cells Laura A. Banaszynski, Duancheng Wen, Scott Dewell, Sarah J. Whitcomb, Mingyan Lin, Nichole Diaz, Simon J. Elsässer, Ariane Chapgier, Aaron D. Goldberg, Eli Canaani, … More »

Cell online: July 16, 2013

Cell online: July 16, 2013 KDM4A lysine demethylase induces site-specific copy gain and rereplication of regions amplified in tumors Joshua C. Black, Amity L. Manning, Capucine Van Rechem, Jaegil Kim, Brendon Ladd, Juok Cho, Cristiana M. Pineda, Nancy Murphy, Danette … More »

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA online: July 1, 2013 Dysregulation of PAD4-mediated citrullination of nuclear GSK3β activates TGF-β signaling and induces epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition in breast cancer cells Sonja C. Stadler, C. Theresa Vincent, Victor D. Fedorov, Antonia … More »

Mechanism of mutant histone protein in childhood brain cancer revealed

Scientists in David Allis’s laboratory have shown how a mutated histone protein inhibits an enzyme, which normally keeps cell growth in check, and causes a rare form of pediatric brain cancer called DIPG. Their findings reveal a mechanism for inhibiting enzymes and could lead to the development of pharmaceuticals that mimic the action of these mutant proteins.

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Molecular Cell 49:1121-1133 (3-28-13)

Molecular Cell 49:1121-1133 The n-SET domain of Set1 regulates H2B ubiquitylation-dependent H3K4 methylation Jaehoon Kim, Jung-Ae Kim, Robert K. McGinty, Uyen T.T. Nguyen, Tom W. Muir, C. David Allis and Robert G. Roeder

Science online: March 28, 2013

Science online: March 28, 2013 Inhibition of PRC2 activity by a gain-of-function H3 mutation found in pediatric glioblastoma Peter W. Lewis, Manuel M. Müller, Matthew S. Koletsky, Francisco Cordero, Shu  Lin, Laura A. Banaszynski, Benjamin A. Garcia, Tom W. Muir, … More »

Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences awarded to Mike Young and colleagues

The researchers are being honored for their discovery of the molecular mechanisms governing circadian rhythm. This is the fourth major award Young and his colleagues have received in the past two years, including the Massry Prize, the Canada Gairdner International Award and the Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize from Columbia University. More »

In the News

Epigenetics: How Our Experiences Affect Our Offspring   “We were all brought up to think the genome was it,” said Rockefeller University molecular biologist C. David Allis. “It’s really been a watershed in understanding that there is something beyond the … More »

Molecular Cell online: December 22, 2012

Molecular Cell online: December 22, 2012 An H3K36 methylation-engaging tudor motif of polycomb-like proteins mediates PRC2 complex targeting Ling Cai, Scott B. Rothbart, Rui Lu, Bowen Xu, Wei-Yi Chen, Ashutosh Tripathy, Shira Rockowitz, Deyou Zheng, Dinshaw J. Patel, C. David … More »

Nature online: October 17, 2012

Nature online: October 17, 2012 DAXX envelops an H3.3-H4 dimer for H3.3-specific recognition Simon J. Elsässer, Hongda Huang, Peter W. Lewis, Jason W. Chin, C. David Allis and Dinshaw J. Patel

Michael W. Young receives Massry Prize

The prize recognizes outstanding contributions to the biomedical sciences and the advancement of health, and Young is being honored for his groundbreaking work on the molecular biology of circadian rhythms. Young’s work spans nearly three decades of research on the biological clocks that regulate our bodies’ patterns of sleep and wakefulness, metabolism and response to disease. More »

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Nature Structural & Molecular Biology online: July 15, 2012

Nature Structural & Molecular Biology online: July 15, 2012 Phosphorylation of histone H3 Ser10 establishes a hierarchy for subsequent intramolecular modification events Stamatios Liokatis, Alexandra Stützer, Simon J Elsässer, Francois-Xavier Theillet, Rebecca Klingberg, Barth van Rossum, Dirk Schwarzer, C. David … More »

Influenza “histone mimic” suppresses antiviral response

Researchers have discovered a novel mechanism by which influenza viruses hijack key regulators of the human body’s normal antiviral response in order to slip by it undetected. The results have major implications for our understanding of the biology of the seasonal influenza virus and suggest a possible target for a new class of antiviral and anti-inflammatory drugs. More »

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Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 109: 5779-5784 (April 10, 2012)

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 109: 5779-5784 Mutagenesis of pairwise combinations of histone amino-terminal tails reveals functional redundancy in budding yeast Jung-Ae Kima, Jer-Yuan Hsub, M. Mitchell Smithb and C. David Allis

Johannes Scheid wins 2012 Weintraub Graduate Student Award

Scheid is one of 13 awardees, all advanced graduate students at or near the completion of their studies in the biological sciences and chosen for the quality, originality and significance of their thesis research.
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