Nelson Lau, PhD
Associate Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Biochemistry & Cell Biology

PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
BS, State University of New York at Albany

Director of Genome Institute
Boston University
Dean’s Office

Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students)
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences

Transposable Element (TE) RNA regulation via small RNA pathways in aging cells and neurodegeneration.
09/15/2022 - 05/31/2027 (PI)
NIH/National Institute on Aging

Small RNA interactions with transgenes in genetically modified mosquito lines
07/01/2023 - 06/30/2026 (Subcontract PI)
University of North Texas NIH NIAID

Transposable elements in the keratinocyte genome and their regulation during skin development and epidermal differentiation
03/16/2021 - 01/31/2026 (Multi-PI)
PI: Nelson Lau, PhD
NIH/National Institute of Arthritis & Musculoskeletal & Skin Diseases

The interplay between transposons and piRNA pathways
08/10/2020 - 04/30/2025 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Transposon landscapes and transcriptome diversity in aging neurons
01/01/2018 - 03/31/2022 (PI)
NIH/National Institute on Aging

09/12/2017 - 05/31/2020 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Child Health & Human Development


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  1. Gupta S, Sharma R, Williams AE, Sanchez-Vargas I, Rose NH, Zhang C, Crosbie-Villaseca A, Zhu Z, Dayama G, Gloria-Soria A, Brackney DE, Manning J, Wheeler SS, Caranci A, Reyes T, Sylla M, Badolo A, Akorli J, Aribodor OB, Ayala D, Liu WL, Chen CH, Vasquez C, Acosta CG, Ponlawat A, Magalhaes T, Carter B, Wesson D, Surin D, Younger MA, Costa-da-Silva AL, DeGennaro M, Bergman A, Lambrechts L, McBride CS, Olson KE, Calvo E, Lau NC. Global genomics of Aedes aegypti unveils widespread and novel infectious viruses capable of triggering a small RNA response. bioRxiv. 2024 Jun 06. PMID: 38895463; PMCID: PMC11185646; DOI: 10.1101/2024.06.06.597482;
  2. Yabaji SM, Zhernovkov V, Araveti PB, Lata S, Rukhlenko OS, Abdullatif SA, Alekseev Y, Ma Q, Dayama G, Lau NC, Bishai WR, Crossland NA, Campbell JD, Kholodenko BN, Gimelbrant AA, Kobzik L, Kramnik I. Myc Dysregulation in Activated Macrophages Initiates Iron-Mediated Lipid Peroxidation that Fuels Type I Interferon and Compromises TB Resistance. bioRxiv. 2024 Mar 10.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38496444; PMCID: PMC10942339; DOI: 10.1101/2024.03.05.583602;
  3. Ma Q, Srivastav SP, Gamez S, Dayama G, Feitosa-Suntheimer F, Patterson EI, Johnson RM, Matson EM, Gold AS, Brackney DE, Connor JH, Colpitts TM, Hughes GL, Rasgon JL, Nolan T, Akbari OS, Lau NC. Corrigendum: A mosquito small RNA genomics resource reveals dynamic evolution and host responses to viruses and transposons. Genome Res. 2024 Feb 07; 34(1):160.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38326031; PMCID: PMC10903936; DOI: 10.1101/gr.278898.123;
  4. Henderson C, Brustolin M, Hegde S, Dayama G, Lau N, Hughes GL, Bergey C, Rasgon JL. Transcriptomic and small RNA response to Mayaro virus infection in Anopheles stephensi mosquitoes. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2022 Jun; 16(6):e0010507. PMID: 35763539; PMCID: PMC9273063; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0010507;
  5. Feitosa-Suntheimer F, Zhu Z, Mameli E, Dayama G, Gold AS, Broos-Caldwell A, Troupin A, Rippee-Brooks M, Corley RB, Lau NC, Colpitts TM, Londoño-Renteria B. Dengue Virus-2 Infection Affects Fecundity and Elicits Specific Transcriptional Changes in the Ovaries of Aedes aegypti Mosquitoes. Front Microbiol. 2022; 13:886787.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35814655; PMCID: PMC9260120; DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2022.886787;
  6. Yang N, Srivastav SP, Rahman R, Ma Q, Dayama G, Li S, Chinen M, Lei EP, Rosbash M, Lau NC. Transposable element landscapes in aging Drosophila. PLoS Genet. 2022 03; 18(3):e1010024.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35239675; PMCID: PMC8893327; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1010024;
  7. Dayama G, Bulekova K, Lau NC. Extending and Running the Mosquito Small RNA Genomics Resource Pipeline. Methods Mol Biol. 2022; 2509:341-352.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35796973; PMCID: PMC10100135; DOI: 10.1007/978-1-0716-2380-0_20;
  8. Bandyopadhyay S, Douglass J, Kapell S, Khan N, Feitosa-Suntheimer F, Klein JA, Temple J, Brown-Culbertson J, Tavares AH, Saeed M, Lau NC. DNA templates with blocked long 3' end single-stranded overhangs (BL3SSO) promote bona fide Cas9-stimulated homology-directed repair of long transgenes into endogenous gene loci. G3 (Bethesda). 2021 08 07; 11(8).View Related Profiles. PMID: 33989385; PMCID: PMC8496256; DOI: 10.1093/g3journal/jkab169;
  9. Ma Q, Srivastav SP, Gamez S, Dayama G, Feitosa-Suntheimer F, Patterson EI, Johnson RM, Matson EM, Gold AS, Brackney DE, Connor JH, Colpitts TM, Hughes GL, Rasgon JL, Nolan T, Akbari OS, Lau NC. A mosquito small RNA genomics resource reveals dynamic evolution and host responses to viruses and transposons. Genome Res. 2021 03; 31(3):512-528.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33419731; PMCID: PMC7919454; DOI: 10.1101/gr.265157.120;
  10. Gamez S, Srivastav S, Akbari OS, Lau NC. Diverse Defenses: A Perspective Comparing Dipteran Piwi-piRNA Pathways. Cells. 2020 09 27; 9(10). PMID: 32992598; PMCID: PMC7601171; DOI: 10.3390/cells9102180;
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2010-2012 Searle Scholar: Nelson Lau
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PIWI Subfamily of Argonaute Proteins
Piwi-Interacting RNA
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