Dahlia Kasimer

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UNLABELLED Genomic analyses are yielding a host of new information on the multiple genetic abnormalities associated with specific types of cancer. A comprehensive description of cancer-associated genetic abnormalities can improve our ability to classify tumors into clinically relevant subgroups and, on occasion, identify mutant genes that drive the cancer(More)
The AC133 epitope expressed on the CD133 glycoprotein has been widely used as a cell surface marker of numerous stem cell and cancer stem cell types. It has been recently proposed that posttranslational modification and regulation of CD133 may govern cell surface AC133 recognition. Therefore, we performed a large scale pooled RNA interference (RNAi) screen(More)
BACKGROUND The multiple endocrine neoplasia type I gene functions as a tumor suppressor gene in humans and mouse models. In Drosophila melanogaster, mutants of the menin gene (Mnn1) are hypersensitive to mutagens or gamma irradiation and have profound defects in the response to several stresses including heat shock, hypoxia, hyperosmolarity and oxidative(More)
Genome-wide pooled shRNA screens enable global identification of the genes essential for cancer cell survival and proliferation and provide a 'functional genetic' map of human cancer to complement genomic studies. Using a lentiviral shRNA library targeting approximately 16,000 human genes and a newly developed scoring approach, we identified essential gene(More)
Improved efforts are necessary to define the functional product of cancer mutations currently being revealed through large-scale sequencing efforts. Using genome-scale pooled shRNA screening technology, we mapped negative genetic interactions across a set of isogenic cancer cell lines and confirmed hundreds of these interactions in orthogonal co-culture(More)
Genetic diversity in experimental, domesticated and wild populations of the related yeasts, Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Saccharomyces paradoxus, has been well described at the global scale. We investigated the population genomics of a local population on a small spatial scale to address two main questions. First, is there genomic variation in a S.(More)
Richard Marcotte*, Kevin R. Brown*, Fernando Suarez*, Azin Sayad, Konstantina Karamboulas,Paul M. Krzyzanowski, Fabrice Sircoulomb, Mauricio Medrano, Yaroslav Fedyshyn, Judice L.Y. Koh,Dewald van Dyk, Bodhana Fedyshyn, Marianna Luhova, Glauber C. Brito, Franco J. Vizeacoumar, Frederick S. Vizeacoumar, Alessandro Datti, Dahlia Kasimer, Alla Buzina, Patricia(More)
Genome-wide screening in human and mouse cells using RNA interference and open reading frame over-expression libraries is rapidly becoming a viable experimental approach for many research labs. There are a variety of gene expression modulation libraries commercially available, however, detailed and validated protocols as well as the reagents necessary for(More)
Acquisition of resistance to anchorage dependant cell death, a process termed anoikis, is a requirement for cancer cell metastasis. However, the molecular determinants of anoikis resistance and sensitivity are poorly understood. To better understand resistance to anoikis we conducted a genome wide lentiviral shRNA screen to identify genes whose knockdown(More)
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