Keith Maggert, PhD

Associate Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Research Interests: 

Many cancer cells - as cause or consequence of their disease state - undergo hypermutation and genomic instability.  My laboratory is interested in how and why these events occur, and how they enable cancer development and progression.  We focus on the repetitive ribosomal RNA genes to understand how epigenetic inheritance, gene regulation, and genome stability are linked together such that defects in one result in defects in the others.

Molecular Medicine Grad Program: 



Aldrich, J. C., and K. A. Maggert, "Transgenerational inheritance of diet-induced genome rearrangements in Drosophila.", PLoS Genet, vol. 11, issue 4, pp. e1005148, 2015 Apr. PMCID: PMC4401788  PMID: 25885886
Deans, C., and K. A. Maggert, "What do you mean, "epigenetic"?", Genetics, vol. 199, issue 4, pp. 887-96, 2015 Apr. PMCID: PMC4391566  PMID: 25855649


Aldrich, J. C., and K. A. Maggert, "Simple quantitative PCR approach to reveal naturally occurring and mutation-induced repetitive sequence variation on the Drosophila Y chromosome.", PLoS One, vol. 9, issue 10, pp. e109906, 2014. PMCID: PMC4186871  PMID: 25285439


Maggert, K. A., "Genetics: polymorphisms, epigenetics, and something in between.", Genet Res Int, vol. 2012, pp. 867951, 2012. PMCID: PMC3335516  PMID: 22567405


Paredes, S., A. T. Branco, D. L. Hartl, K. A. Maggert, and B. Lemos, "Ribosomal DNA deletions modulate genome-wide gene expression: "rDNA-sensitive" genes and natural variation.", PLoS Genet, vol. 7, issue 4, pp. e1001376, 2011 Apr. PMCID: PMC3080856  PMID: 21533076