My lab studies the role and regulation of alternative 3’UTRs.

We recently discovered that 3’UTRs mediate protein-protein interactions. We are currently focusing on the question of how alternative 3’UTRs determine protein localization and protein functions. 

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The Christine Mayr Lab

Christine Mayr, MD, PhD

Associate Professor

Research Focus

Molecular biologist Christine Mayr studies how the noncoding parts of transcription units (3’UTRs) determine protein function and protein localization.


  • MD, Free University Berlin
  • PhD, Humboldt University Berlin

Lab Members

Research Projects

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  • Berkovits BD, Mayr C. Alternative 3’UTRs act as scaffolds to regulate membrane protein localization. Nature 522, 363-367 (2015). Epub 2015 Apr 20. PMID:25896326
  • Lianoglou S, Garg V, Yang JL, Leslie CS, Mayr C. Ubiquitously transcribed genes use alternative polyadenylation to achieve tissue-specific expression. GenesDev 27, 2380-2396 (2013). PMID: 24145798
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Selected Achievements

  • Finalist, NIH Pioneer Award (2016)
  • Pershing Square Sohn Prize for Young Investigators in Cancer Research (2015)
  • Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award, Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation (2012)
  • Kimmel Scholar Award, Sidney Kimmel Foundation (2011)

Career Opportunities

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