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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 presents "Identification and functional analysis of lncRNA associated with metastatic colorectal cancer" at The Graduate Association of Latinx, Native American, and Caribbean Students (GALNACS) and the Association of Black Biomedical Graduate Students (ABBGS).

Jessica is also awarded NCI Transition Career Development Award to Promote Diversity. Congrats Jess!

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


Amy Ly joins the lab as a Senior Research Technician. Welcome Amy!

Nicole becomes the leader of the Women in Cancer Research group at Washington University in St. Louis. Congrats Nicole!