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

Ghofran's first author paper "Pan-cancer proteogenomic analysis reveals long and circular noncoding RNAs encoding peptides" is published in Nucleic Acids Research Cancer, and is featured as Editor's Choice. Congrats Ghofran!

Ha's first author paper "Cell-Free DNA Alterations in the AR Enhancer and Locus Predict Resistance to AR-Directed Therapy in Patients With Metastatic Prostate Cancer"  is published in JCO Precision Oncology.

Ha's first author paper "The clonal evolution of metastatic colorectal cancer" is published in Science Advances. Congrats Ha!

Yesol Kim joins the lab as a postdoctoral research associate. Welcome Yesol!

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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