Welcome to the Maher Lab

Long intergenic non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) represent an emerging and under-studied class of transcripts with critical roles in human cancers. Therefore, our lab is dedicated to the discovery and characterization of novel lncRNAs, elucidating lncRNA functionality, and assess their clinical applicability. We are an integrated team of experimental and computational biologists that is tackling these issues by combining the analysis of large-scale genomics data with molecular biology, cellular biology, and biochemistry.

News & Publications

Jessica's first-author paper "Long non-coding RNA RAMS11 promotes metastatic colorectal cancer progression" is published in Nature Communications. Congrats Jess!

Emily Coonrod is awarded the 2020 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) as an outstanding graduate student who is pursuing full-time research-based doctoral degree in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Congrats Emily!

Ha's paper "Long non-coding RNA LCAL62 / LINC00261 is associated with lung adenocarcinoma prognosis" is published in Heliyon. Congrats Ha and everyone for the excellent work!

Open Positions

Postdoctoral Scholar positions are currently available in the areas of:


Computational Biology/Cancer Genomics



LncRNA Tumor Biology

The Maher lab is accepting graduate students through DBBS


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