Pfeifer Laboratory
The Pfeifer Lab investigates epigenetic mechanisms of cancer and other diseases, with a focus on DNA mutations, DNA methylation and the role of 5-methylcytosine oxidation.

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Pfeifer GP, Szabó PE, Song J. 2020. Protein interactions at oxidized 5-methylcytosine bases. J Mol Biol 432(6):1718-1730.

Hahn MA, Jin SG, Li AX, Liu J, Huang Z, Wu X, Byung-Wook K, Johnson J, Bilbao ADV, Tao S, Yim JA, Fong Y, Goebbels S, Schwab MH, Lu Q, Pfeifer GP. 2019. Reprogramming of DNA methylation at NEUROD2-bound sequences during cortical neuron differentiation. Sci Adv 5(10):eaax0080.

Jin SG, Zhang ZM, Dunwell TL, Harter MR, Wu X, Johnson J, Li Z, Liu J, Szabó PE, Lu Q, Xu GL, Song J, Pfeifer GP. 2016. Tet3 reads 5-carboxylcytosine through its CXXC domain and is a potential guardian against neurodegenerationCell Rep 14(3):493–505.

Pfeifer GP et al. 2018. Gene body profiles of 5-hydroxymethylcytosine: potential origin, function and use as a cancer biomarker. Epigenomics.

Liu J et al. 2017. Dynamics of RNA polymerase II pausing and bivalent histone H3 methylation during neuronal differentiation in brain development. Cell Rep.

Hanley MP et al. 2017. Genome-wide DNA methylation profiling reveals cancer-associated changes within early colonic neoplasia. Oncogene.

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The Pfeifer Laboratory is looking for a postdoctoral fellow with experience and publications in the fields of cancer biology, molecular biology and cell signaling. Learn more here.