Pictured: Kharas Lab

The Kharas lab is working to identify critical pathways in both normal and leukemic hematopoietic stem cells (HSC).

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Pictured: Michael Kharas

Michael G Kharas, PhD

Assistant Professor

Research Focus

Cancer biologist Michael Kharas studies RNA regulators of self-renewal in both normal and leukemic hematopoiesis.


PhD, University of California Irvine


  • Jaffrey S, Kharas MG. Emerging links between m6A and misregulated mRNA methylation in cancer.  Genome Medicine. 2017, 9:2 DOI: 10.1186/s13073-016-0395-8
  • Yousef M, Li N, Nakauka-Ddamba A, Wang S, Davidow K, Schoenberger J, Yu Z, Jensen ST, Kharas MG, Lengner CJ.  Msi RNA-binding proteins control reserve intestinal stem cell quiescence. J. Cell Biol. 2016 October 31: 215 (3): 401–413. PMCID: PMC5100293
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Selected Achievements

  • American Society of Hematology Junior Faculty Scholar Award (2011)
  • Kimmel Scholar Award (2013)
  • V-Scholar Award (2013)