2021. 06 Jasmine Meltzer from Clemson University joins the lab as a summer student. She will work on an alkylation damage repair project in yeast.

2021. 05 Our collaborative work with Dr. John Wyrick's lab is publised in
Genome Research. Check it out: "Distinct roles for RSC and SWI/SNF chromatin remodelers in genomic excision repair".

2021.04 We worked with Dr. Jim Liu's lab and published a review in DNA Repair to summarize new findings in transcription-coupled DNA repair pathway. Link: Transcription-coupled nucleotide excision repair: New insights revealed by genomic approaches

2021.03 Our manuscript is published in Nature Protocols. We collaborated with Dr. Yan Guo, director of Bioinformatics Shared Resources for the New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center, and developed a bioinformatics tool for CPD-seq data analyisis. Link:
A streamlined solution for processing, elucidating and quality control of cyclobutane pyrimidine dimer sequencing data

2020.12 Our manuscript entitled "Role of Nucleotide Excision Repair in Cisplatin Resistance" is published in International Journal of Molecular Sciences (IJMS). Link: Role of Nucleotide Excision Repair in Cisplatin Resistance

2020.12 The Mao lab is awarded a pilot grant from the University of New Mexico Center for Metals in Biology and Medicine supported by NIGMS/NIH (P20GM130422). This pilot project will study the effect of environmental arsenic on UV damage repair and skin cancer. 

2020.10 Check out a recent UNM report about our DNA repair research. https://hsc.unm.edu/news/2020/10/molecular-shape-shifters.html

2020.08 PNAS published a commentary by Dr. Dong Wang at UCSD to introduce our recent work. https://www.pnas.org/content/117/35/20991.short

2020.08 The Mao lab is accepting graduate students. Contact Dr. Mao (PMao@salud.unm.edu) for rotation opportunities.

2020.07 Our manuscript is accepted by PNAS! In this study, we investigated how cells rescue DNA damage-arrested RNA polymerase through transcription-coupled repair. Dr. Mingrui Duan in the Mao lab is the lead author of this study. Link: Genome-wide role of Rad26 in promoting transcription-coupled nucleotide excision repair in yeast chromatin

2020.06 The Mao lab has received an R21 grant from NIH to study DNA repair of alkylation DNA damage.
2019.12 Our manuscript is accepted by Genome Research! We used genome-wide DNA repair and melanoma mutation data to analyze how nucleosomes, building blocks of chromatin, affect DNA repair and mutagenesis. Our whole-genome data revealed asymmetric repair and mutation distribution in nucleosomes! Link: Asymmetric repair of UV damage in nucleosomes imposes a DNA strand polarity on somatic mutations in skin cancer

2019. 10 Jenna Ulibarri joins the Mao lab as a Research Technician.
2019.08 The Mao Lab officially started from August 1, 2019. Goodbye, Pullman, WA. Hello, Albuquerque, NM!