Nicole M. Maher, PhD

Nicole M. Maher, PhD

Primary Academic Title

Assistant Professor, Division of Oncology, Washington University School of Medicine

Research Interest

We are interested in long noncoding RNAs (IncRNAs) aberrantly expressed in lung cancer. Through integrative analysis of human transcriptome data we can detect known and novel IncRNAs. Then we utilize molecular biology and cell biology techniques to determine the functional significance of the these IncRNAs. The overall goal is to develop new diagnostic and therapeutic strategies for lung cancer detection and treatment.


  • 2002: PhD, pharmacology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland


  • 2007 - 2007: Postdoctoral fellow, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
  • 2007 - 2007: Postdoctoral fellow, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.
  • 2008 - 2011: Postdoctoral fellow, Washington University, St. Louis

Selected Research Publications

Pan-Cancer Analysis Reveals Recurrent BCAR4 Gene Fusions across Solid Tumors.
  • Nickless A, Zhang J, Othoum G, [...] White NM
  • Mol Cancer Res 2022

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