U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Katherine McJunkin

 Contact Info

Tel: 301-496-6991
Email: katherine.mcjunkin@nih.gov

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  • Postdoctoral FellowUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School2011-2017
  • Ph.D.Watson School at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory2010
  • B.A.Princeton University2005

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Katherine McJunkin, Ph.D., Stadtman Tenure-Track Investigator

Acting Section Chief, Section of Regulatory RNAsLaboratory of Cellular and Developmental Biology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Genetics/Genomics
  • Molecular Biology/Biochemistry


A selection of recent and significant publications can be viewed below.

McJunkin K, Ambros V. A microRNA family exerts maternal control on sex determination in C. elegans. Genes Dev. 2017 Feb 15; 31 (2017 Feb 15; 4; 31):422-437. [Full Text/Abstract]
Sherrard R, Luehr S, Holzkamp H, McJunkin K, Memar N, Conradt B. miRNAs cooperate in apoptosis regulation during C. elegans development. Genes Dev. 2017 Jan 15; 31 (2; 2017 Jan 15; 31):209-222. [Full Text/Abstract]
Jannot G, Michaud P, Quévillon Huberdeau M, Morel-Berryman L, Brackbill JA, Piquet S, McJunkin K, Nakanishi K, Simard MJ. GW182-Free microRNA Silencing Complex Controls Post-transcriptional Gene Expression during Caenorhabditis elegans Embryogenesis. PLoS Genet. 2016 Dec; 12 (12; 2016 Dec):e1006484. [Full Text/Abstract]
Rudalska R, Dauch D, Longerich T, McJunkin K, Wuestefeld T, Kang TW, Hohmeyer A, Pesic M, Leibold J, von Thun A, Schirmacher P, Zuber J, Weiss KH, Powers S, Malek NP, Eilers M, Sipos B, Lowe SW, Geffers R, Laufer S, Zender L. In vivo RNAi screening identifies a mechanism of sorafenib resistance in liver cancer. Nat Med. 2014 Oct; 20 (20; 2014 Oct; 10):1138-46. [Full Text/Abstract]
McJunkin K, Ambros V. The embryonic mir-35 family of microRNAs promotes multiple aspects of fecundity in Caenorhabditis elegans. G3 (Bethesda). 2014 Jul 21; 4 (2014 Jul 21; 4; 9):1747-54. [Full Text/Abstract]
Dow LE, Premsrirut PK, Zuber J, Fellmann C, McJunkin K, Miething C, Park Y, Dickins RA, Hannon GJ, Lowe SW. A pipeline for the generation of shRNA transgenic mice. Nat Protoc. 2012 Feb 2; 7 (2012 Feb 2; 2; 7):374-93. [Full Text/Abstract]
McJunkin K, Mazurek A, Premsrirut PK, Zuber J, Dow LE, Simon J, Stillman B, Lowe SW. Reversible suppression of an essential gene in adult mice using transgenic RNA interference. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011 Apr 26; 108 (108; 17; 2011 Apr 26):7113-8. [Full Text/Abstract]
Fellmann C, Zuber J, McJunkin K, Chang K, Malone CD, Dickins RA, Xu Q, Hengartner MO, Elledge SJ, Hannon GJ, Lowe SW. Functional identification of optimized RNAi triggers using a massively parallel sensor assay. Mol Cell. 2011 Mar 18; 41 (6; 2011 Mar 18; 41):733-46. [Full Text/Abstract]
Zuber J, McJunkin K, Fellmann C, Dow LE, Taylor MJ, Hannon GJ, Lowe SW. Toolkit for evaluating genes required for proliferation and survival using tetracycline-regulated RNAi. Nat Biotechnol. 2011 Jan; 29 (2011 Jan; 29; 1):79-83. [Full Text/Abstract]
Mavrakis KJ, Wolfe AL, Oricchio E, Palomero T, de Keersmaecker K, McJunkin K, Zuber J, James T, Khan AA, Leslie CS, Parker JS, Paddison PJ, Tam W, Ferrando A, Wendel HG. Genome-wide RNA-mediated interference screen identifies miR-19 targets in Notch-induced T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. Nat Cell Biol. 2010 Apr; 12 (4; 12; 2010 Apr):372-9. [Full Text/Abstract]
Pineau P, Volinia S, McJunkin K, Marchio A, Battiston C, Terris B, Mazzaferro V, Lowe SW, Croce CM, Dejean A. miR-221 overexpression contributes to liver tumorigenesis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 Jan 5; 107 (107; 2010 Jan 5; 1):264-9. [Full Text/Abstract]
Dickins RA, McJunkin K, Hernando E, Premsrirut PK, Krizhanovsky V, Burgess DJ, Kim SY, Cordon-Cardo C, Zender L, Hannon GJ, Lowe SW. Tissue-specific and reversible RNA interference in transgenic mice. Nat Genet. 2007 Jul; 39 (2007 Jul; 39; 7):914-21. [Full Text/Abstract]