Keith Maggert

Associate Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology
Vice-Chair, Genetics GIDP
Associate Professor, Cancer Biology GIDP
Associate Professor, Genetics GIDP
Associate Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology

My laboratory studies how gene silencing stabilizes the genome and epigenome. 



Kindelay, S. M., and K. A. Maggert, "Under the magnifying glass: The ups and downs of rDNA copy number.", Semin Cell Dev Biol, vol. 136, pp. 38-48, 2023 Feb 28. PMID: 35595601


Bughio, F. J., and K. A. Maggert, "Live analysis of position-effect variegation in reveals different modes of action for HP1a and Su(var)3-9.", Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, vol. 119, issue 25, pp. e2118796119, 2022 Jun 21. PMCID: PMC9231485 PMID: 35704756


Valori, V., K. Tus, C. Laukaitis, D. T. Harris, L. LeBeau, and K. A. Maggert, "Human copy number is unstable in metastatic breast cancers.", Epigenetics, vol. 15, issue 1-2, pp. 85-106, 2020 Jan-Feb. PMCID: PMC6961696 PMID: 31352858


Bughio, F., G. R. Huckell, and K. A. Maggert, "Monitoring of switches in heterochromatin-induced silencing shows incomplete establishment and developmental instabilities.", Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, vol. 116, issue 40, pp. 20043-20053, 2019 Oct 01. PMCID: PMC6778184 PMID: 31527269
Maggert, K. A., "Stress: An evolutionary mutagen.", Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, vol. 116, issue 36, pp. 17616-17618, 2019 Sep 03. PMCID: PMC6731684 PMID: 31434787
Bughio, F., and K. A. Maggert, "The peculiar genetics of the ribosomal DNA blurs the boundaries of transgenerational epigenetic inheritance.", Chromosome Res, vol. 27, issue 1-2, pp. 19-30, 2019 Mar. PMCID: PMC6393165 PMID: 30511202


Deans, C., and K. A. Maggert, "What do you mean, "epigenetic"?", Genetics, vol. 199, issue 4, pp. 887-96, 2015 Apr. PMCID: PMC4391566 PMID: 25855649
Aldrich, J. C., and K. A. Maggert, "Transgenerational inheritance of diet-induced genome rearrangements in Drosophila.", PLoS Genet, vol. 11, issue 4, pp. e1005148, 2015 Apr. PMCID: PMC4401788 PMID: 25885886


Aldrich, J. C., and K. A. Maggert, "Simple quantitative PCR approach to reveal naturally occurring and mutation-induced repetitive sequence variation on the Drosophila Y chromosome.", PLoS One, vol. 9, issue 10, pp. e109906, 2014. PMCID: PMC4186871 PMID: 25285439


Maggert, K. A., "Genetics: polymorphisms, epigenetics, and something in between.", Genet Res Int, vol. 2012, pp. 867951, 2012. PMCID: PMC3335516 PMID: 22567405


Paredes, S., A. T. Branco, D. L. Hartl, K. A. Maggert, and B. Lemos, "Ribosomal DNA deletions modulate genome-wide gene expression: "rDNA-sensitive" genes and natural variation.", PLoS Genet, vol. 7, issue 4, pp. e1001376, 2011 Apr. PMCID: PMC3080856 PMID: 21533076