Neil J. Ganem, MD
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics

MD, Geisel School of Medicine



Dr. Ganem’s laboratory uses a combination of high-resolution microscopy, genome-wide RNAi screening, cell biology, and bioinformatics to study the causes and consequences of genome instability in human cancer. Dr. Ganem’s lab seeks to define the tumor suppression mechanisms that limit the proliferation of highly abnormal aneuploid cells, as well as to identify the common genetic adaptations made by cancer cells to overcome these growth barriers.

Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Medicine
Hematology & Medical Oncology Section


2010 Andor “Insight Awards” Imaging Competition: First Place
2009 FASEB: Young Investigator Award
2006 Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth: John W. Strohbehn Medal for Excellence in Biomedical Research
2005 Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth: E. Lucille Smith Award for Excellence in Biochemistry
2004-2005 Norris Cotton Cancer Center: “Best Graduate Student Paper” Award
2004 American Society for Cell Biology: Travel Award
2002 Albert J. Ryan Predoctoral Fellowship
2000 University of New Hampshire: Presidential Scholar Award


Maintenance of Chromosome Stability by the Hippo Tumor Suppressor Pathway
07/01/2016 - 06/30/2020 (PI)
American Cancer Society, Inc.

Maintenance of Chromosome Stability by the Hippo Pathway
07/01/2015 - 06/30/2018 (PI)
Searle Scholars Program

Maintenance of Genome Stability by the Hippo Tumor Suppressor Pathway
12/01/2014 - 11/30/2017 (PI)
The Medical Foundation/Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation

Defining Novel Pathways that Arrest Genetically Unstable Tetraploid Cells
09/01/2013 - 08/31/2017 (PI)
NIH/National Cancer Institute
5R00CA154531-05

Maintenance of Chromosome Stability by the Hippo Tumor Suppressor Pathway
09/23/2016 - 06/30/2017 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences
1R01GM117150-01A1

Defining novel mechanisms of genome instability in human melanoma
05/01/2015 - 04/30/2017 (PI)
Melanoma Research Alliance

Therapeutically targeting the hippo Pathway in Osteosarcoma
06/01/2015 - 05/31/2016 (PI)
Sarcoma Foundation of America

Defining novel mechanisms of Genome Instability in Melanoma
04/01/2015 - 03/31/2016 (PI)
The Skin Cancer Foundation

Defining Novel Mechanisms of Genomic Instability in Melanoma
02/01/2015 - 02/01/2016 (PI)
Melanoma Research Foundation, The



Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.

  1. Lim S, Quinton RJ, Ganem NJ. Nuclear envelope rupture drives genome instability in cancer. Mol Biol Cell. 2016 Nov 01; 27(21):3210-3213.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27799497.
  2. Bolgioni AF, Ganem NJ. The interplay between centrosomes and the Hippo tumor suppressor pathway. Chromosome Res. 2016 Jan; 24(1):93-104.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26582635; PMCID: PMC4726471; DOI: 10.1007/s10577-015-9502-8;.
  3. Shenk EM, Ganem NJ. Generation and Purification of Tetraploid Cells. Methods Mol Biol. 2016; 1413:393-401. PMID: 27193862; DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4939-3542-0_24;.
  4. Russo A, Pacchierotti F, Cimini D, Ganem NJ, Genescà A, Natarajan AT, Pavanello S, Valle G, Degrassi F. Genomic instability: Crossing pathways at the origin of structural and numerical chromosome changes. Environ Mol Mutagen. 2015 Aug; 56(7):563-80. PMID: 25784636; DOI: 10.1002/em.21945;.
  5. Flynn RL, Cox KE, Jeitany M, Wakimoto H, Bryll AR, Ganem NJ, Bersani F, Pineda JR, Suvà ML, Benes CH, Haber DA, Boussin FD, Zou L. Alternative lengthening of telomeres renders cancer cells hypersensitive to ATR inhibitors. Science. 2015 Jan 16; 347(6219):273-7.View Related Profiles. PMID: 25593184; PMCID: PMC4358324; DOI: 10.1126/science.1257216;.
  6. Lim S, Ganem NJ. Tetraploidy and tumor development. Oncotarget. 2014 Nov 30; 5(22):10959-60.View Related Profiles. PMID: 25526024; PMCID: PMC4294366.
  7. Ganem NJ, Cornils H, Chiu SY, O''Rourke KP, Arnaud J, Yimlamai D, Théry M, Camargo FD, Pellman D. Cytokinesis failure triggers hippo tumor suppressor pathway activation. Cell. 2014 Aug 14; 158(4):833-48. PMID: 25126788; PMCID: PMC4136486; DOI: 10.1016/j.cell.2014.06.029;.
  8. Ganem NJ, Pellman D. Linking abnormal mitosis to the acquisition of DNA damage. J Cell Biol. 2012 Dec 10; 199(6):871-81. PMID: 23229895; PMCID: PMC3518222; DOI: 10.1083/jcb.201210040;.
  9. Crasta K, Ganem NJ, Dagher R, Lantermann AB, Ivanova EV, Pan Y, Nezi L, Protopopov A, Chowdhury D, Pellman D. DNA breaks and chromosome pulverization from errors in mitosis. Nature. 2012 Feb 2; 482(7383):53-8. PMID: 22258507; PMCID: PMC3271137; DOI: 10.1038/nature10802;.
  10. Rhodes J, Amsterdam A, Sanda T, Moreau LA, McKenna K, Heinrichs S, Ganem NJ, Ho KW, Neuberg DS, Johnston A, Ahn Y, Kutok JL, Hromas R, Wray J, Lee C, Murphy C, Radtke I, Downing JR, Fleming MD, MacConaill LE, Amatruda JF, Gutierrez A, Galinsky I, Stone RM, Ross EA, Pellman DS, Kanki JP, Look AT. Emi1 maintains genomic integrity during zebrafish embryogenesis and cooperates with p53 in tumor suppression. Mol Cell Biol. 2009 Nov; 29(21):5911-22. PMID: 19704007; PMCID: PMC2772726; DOI: 10.1128/MCB.00558-09;.
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