Caitlin Stewart, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Caitlin Stewart, PhD

Caitlin Stewart is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Tsui Lab. She is working on optimizing methods for sequencing cell–free (cf) nucleic acids and the development of cfDNA assays for use in the clinic. She is particularly interested in understanding the underlying biology of cfDNA and exploring ways we can use this understanding to improve assays and ultimately, patient care. Caitlin did her PhD at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, focusing on transcriptomics and small RNA and is using her knowledge of RNA methodology to evaluate the feasibility of purifying and analyzing cfRNA.


Stewart CM, Kothari PD, Mouliere F, Mair R, Somnay S, Benayed R, Zehir A, Weigelt B, Dawson SJ, Arcila ME, Berger MF, Tsui DW. The value of cell-free DNA for molecular pathology. J Pathol. 2018 Jan 30. doi: 10.1002/path.5048. [Epub ahead of print] Review. PubMed PMID: 29380875.

Stewart CM. Stage-specific profiling of the transcriptome during oogenesis and identification of a novel type of small RNA within the zebrafish (Danio rerio). United Kingdom: University of Cambridge; 2016 November. DOI: 10.17863/CAM.7409.

Murchison EP, Schulz-Trieglaff OB, Ning Z, Alexandrov LB, Bauer MJ, Fu B, Hims M, Ding Z, Ivakhno S, Stewart C, et. al. Genome sequencing and analysis of the Tasmanian devil and its transmissible cancer. Cell. 2012 Feb 17;148(4):780-91. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2011.11.065. PubMed PMID: 22341448; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3281993.