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Siavash Kurdistani, M.D.
Siavash Kurdistani, M.D.


Professor and Chair, Department of Biological Chemistry
Co-Director, JCCC Gene Regulation Program Area

Contact Information:

(310) 794-5194

Scientific Interest(s):

Dr. Siavash Kurdistani's research focuses on genomic studies of chromatin biology.

Selected Cancer-Related Publications:

Ferrari R, Su T, Li B, Bonora G, Oberai A, Sasidharan R, Chan Y, Berk AJ, Pellegrini M, Kurdistani SK, Sasidharan R. Reorganization of the host epigenome by a viral oncogene. Genome Res. 2012 Jul;22(7):1212-21. Epub 2012 Apr 12

Kurdistani SK. Histone modifications in cancer biology and prognosis. Prog Drug Res. 2011;67:91-106.

Marban C, Su T, Ferrari R, Li B, Vatakis D, Pellegrini M, Zack JA, Rohr O, Kurdistani SK. Genome-wide binding map of the HIV-1 Tat protein to the human genome. PLoS One. 2011 Nov 4;6(11):e26894.

Seligson DB, Horvath S, McBrian MA, Mah V, Yu H, Tze S, Wang Q, Chia D, Goodglick L, Kurdistani SK. Global levels of histone modifications predict prognosis in different cancers. Am J Pathol. 2009 May;174(5):1619-28. Epub 2009 Apr 6

Ferrari R, Pellegrini M, Horwitz GA, Xie W, Berk AJ, Kurdistani SK. Epigenetic reprogramming by adenovirus e1a. Science. 2008 Aug 22;321(5892):1086-8.