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

"Long noncoding RNAs in cancer metastasis" is published in Nature Reviews Cancer. Congratulations to Ha for his important contributions to this work.  

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The Maher Lab (Team Ribo Nucleic Athletes) participated in Pedal The Cause by Siteman Cancer Center by running and cycling 300 miles to raise funds in support of cancer research. We raised $2380 in a month. Good job everyone!

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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