The Michael Kharas Lab

The Michael Kharas Lab

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

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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.

Education

PhD, University of California Irvine

Publications

  • Park SM, Deering RP, Lu Y, Tivnan P, Lianoglou S, Al-Shahrour F, Ebert BL, Hacohen N, Leslie C, Daley GQ, Lengner CJ, Kharas MG*. Musashi-2 controls cell fate, lineage bias, and TGF- β signaling in HSCs. J Exp Med. 2014 Jan 13;211(1):71-87. PMCID: PMC3892968.
  • Minuesa G, Antczak C, Shum D, Radu C, Bhinder B, Li Y, Djaballah H, Kharas MG*. A 1536-well Fluorescence Polarization Assay to Screen for Modulators of the MUSASHI Family of RNA-Binding Proteins. Comb Chem Hig Throughput Screen. 2014: 17(7):596-609. PMCID:PMC4135234.
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Selected Achievements

  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Career Development Award (2017)
  • Alex Lemonade Stand Foundation ‘A’ Award (2016)
  • American Society of Hematology Junior Faculty Scholar Award (2011)
  • Kimmel Scholar Award (2013)
  • V-Scholar Award (2013)