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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

Dr. Maher receives the Siteman Investment Program Research Development Award (Pre-RO1 category) to support the Maher Lab's pioneering research in "Recurrent long non-coding RNA gene fusions across solid tumors".

Dr. Maher, along with Dr. Aadel Chaudhuri and Dr. Russell Pachynski, receives $600,000 from the Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Research Fund to develop a more sensitive, advanced test to detect treatment resistant metastatic prostate cancer.

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