My lab studies gene regulation during development and cancer, with a focus on the regulation and function of alternative 3’UTRs.

We recently discovered that alternative 3’UTRs can determine protein localization and protein function. They do so by acting as scaffolds to allow co-translational protein complex formation. 

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The Christine Mayr Lab

Christine Mayr, MD, PhD

Assistant 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

Selected Achievements

  • 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)