Tasha Morrison, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
National Institutes of Health

Dr. Tasha Morrison received her bachelor degree in biology from Temple University in 2005. Her interests in basic science research led her to start a summer internship in the laboratory of Dr. Elizabeth Henske at Fox Chase Cancer Center, which led to a post-baccalaureate position funded by the NIH/NIDDK to study molecular mechanisms of renal malignancy in tuberous sclerosis. In 2008, Dr. Morrison moved with Dr. Henske to Brigham and Women’s Hospital as a research assistant, and changed her focus to better understand estrogen’s role in the malignancy of lymphangioleiomyomatosis. During her time at Brigham, she received a master degree in public health at Boston University. In 2012, Dr. Morrison started a doctoral program in molecular and translational medicine at Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine, where she characterized a novel long noncoding RNA, and determined its role in regulating hemoglobin expression in red blood cells. During her doctoral training, she was awarded a F31 predoctoral fellowship grant funded by the NIH/NHLBI. After successfully defending her doctoral thesis, in 2017 Dr. Morrison joined the laboratory of Dr. John O’Shea as a postdoctoral fellow.

Predoctoral Trainee (previously held)
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences
Molecular and Translational Medicine

The Role of Long Noncoding RNAs in HbF Variance in Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Erythroid Cells from Patients with Sickle Cell Anemia
12/01/2015 - 09/25/2017 (PI)
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute


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  1. Morrison TA, Hudson WH, Chisolm DA, Kanno Y, Shih HY, Ahmed R, Henao-Mejia J, Hafner M, O'Shea JJ. Evolving Views of Long Noncoding RNAs and Epigenomic Control of Lymphocyte State and Memory. Cold Spring Harb Perspect Biol. 2022 01 04; 14(1). PMID: 34001528; DOI: 10.1101/cshperspect.a037952;
  2. Leung A, Zulick E, Skvir N, Vanuytsel K, Morrison TA, Naing ZH, Wang Z, Dai Y, Chui DHK, Steinberg MH, Sherr DH, Murphy GJ. Notch and Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor Signaling Impact Definitive Hematopoiesis from Human Pluripotent Stem Cells. Stem Cells. 2018 07; 36(7):1004-1019.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29569827; DOI: 10.1002/stem.2822;
  3. Morrison TA, Wilcox I, Luo HY, Farrell JJ, Kurita R, Nakamura Y, Murphy GJ, Cui S, Steinberg MH, Chui DHK. A long noncoding RNA from the HBS1L-MYB intergenic region on chr6q23 regulates human fetal hemoglobin expression. Blood Cells Mol Dis. 2018 03; 69:1-9.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29227829; DOI: 10.1016/j.bcmd.2017.11.003;
  4. Li C, Li N, Liu X, Zhang EY, Sun Y, Masuda K, Li J, Sun J, Morrison T, Li X, Chen Y, Wang J, Karim NA, Zhang Y, Blenis J, Reginato MJ, Henske EP, Yu JJ. Proapoptotic protein Bim attenuates estrogen-enhanced survival in lymphangioleiomyomatosis. JCI Insight. 2016 11 17; 1(19):e86629. PMID: 27882343; DOI: 10.1172/jci.insight.86629;
  5. Kayyali US, Larsen CG, Bashiruddin S, Lewandowski SL, Trivedi CM, Warburton RR, Parkhitko AA, Morrison TA, Henske EP, Chekaluk Y, Kwiatkowski DJ, Finlay GA. Targeted deletion of Tsc1 causes fatal cardiomyocyte hyperplasia independently of afterload. Cardiovasc Pathol. 2015 Mar-Apr; 24(2):80-93.View Related Profiles. PMID: 25434723; PMCID: PMC4344870; DOI: 10.1016/j.carpath.2014.10.005;
  6. Li C, Zhou X, Sun Y, Zhang E, Mancini JD, Parkhitko A, Morrison TA, Silverman EK, Henske EP, Yu JJ. Faslodex inhibits estradiol-induced extracellular matrix dynamics and lung metastasis in a model of lymphangioleiomyomatosis. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2013 Jul; 49(1):135-42. PMID: 23526212; PMCID: PMC3727883; DOI: 10.1165/rcmb.2012-0476OC;
  7. Parkhitko A, Myachina F, Morrison TA, Hindi KM, Auricchio N, Karbowniczek M, Wu JJ, Finkel T, Kwiatkowski DJ, Yu JJ, Henske EP. Tumorigenesis in tuberous sclerosis complex is autophagy and p62/sequestosome 1 (SQSTM1)-dependent. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011 Jul 26; 108(30):12455-60. PMID: 21746920; PMCID: PMC3145704; DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1104361108;
  8. Yu JJ, Robb VA, Morrison TA, Ariazi EA, Karbowniczek M, Astrinidis A, Wang C, Hernandez-Cuebas L, Seeholzer LF, Nicolas E, Hensley H, Jordan VC, Walker CL, Henske EP. Estrogen promotes the survival and pulmonary metastasis of tuberin-null cells. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009 Feb 24; 106(8):2635-40. PMID: 19202070; PMCID: PMC2637277; DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0810790106;

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Bar chart showing 8 publications over 8 distinct years, with a maximum of 1 publications in 2009 and 2011 and 2013 and 2014 and 2016 and 2017 and 2018 and 2022


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