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Li, J., Xu, X., Tiwari, M. et al. SPT6 promotes epidermal differentiation and blockade of an intestinal-like phenotype through control of transcriptional elongation. Nat Commun 12, 784 (2021).


Jones J, Chen Y, Tiwari M, Li J, Ling J, Sen GL. BRD4 Is Necessary for Differentiation Downstream of Epidermal Lineage-Determining Transcription Factors. J Invest Dermatol. 2020 Oct;140(10):2077-2081.e5. doi: 10.1016/j.jid.2020.01.030. Epub 2020 Mar 3. PMID: 32142793; PMCID: PMC7483820.

Li J, Tiwari M, Xu X, Chen Y, Tamayo P, Sen GL.TEAD1 and TEAD3 Play Redundant Roles in the Regulation of Human Epidermal Proliferation. J Invest Dermatol.2020 Oct;140(10):2081-2084.e4. doi: 10.1016/j.jid.2020.01.029. Epub 2020 Mar 3. PMID: 32142794; PMCID: PMC7483246.

Jones J, Chen Y, Tiwari M, Li J, Ling J, Sen GL. KLF3 Mediates Epidermal Differentiation through the Epigenomic Writer CBP. iScience. 2020 Jul 24;23(7):101320. doi: 10.1016/j.isci.2020.101320. Epub 2020 Jun 29. PMID: 32659720; PMCID: PMC7358749.

Ling J, Sckaff M, Tiwari M, Chen Y, Li J, Jones J, Sen GL. RAS-mediated suppression of PAR3 and its effects on SCC initiation and tissue architecture occur independently of hyperplasia. J Cell Sci. 2020 Dec 7;133(23):jcs249102. doi: 10.1242/jcs.249102. PMID: 33172988; PMCID: PMC7746667.

Li J, Bansal V, Tiwari M, Chen Y, Sen GL. ELL facilitates RNA Polymerase II mediated transcription of human epidermal proliferation genes. J Invest Dermatol. 2020 Nov 3:S0022-202X(20)32249-1. doi: 10.1016/j.jid.2020.09.024. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33157094.


Li J, Chen Y, Xu X, Jones J, Tiwari M, Ling J, Wang Y, Harismendy O, Sen GL. HNRNPK maintains epidermal progenitor function through transcription of proliferation genes and degrading differentiation promoting mRNAs. Nat Commun. 2019 Sep 13;10(1):4198. doi: 10.1038/s41467-019-12238-x. PMID: 31519929; PMCID: PMC6744489.


Chen F, Li G, Zhao ER, Li J, Hableel G, Lemaster JE, Bai Y, Sen GL, Jokerst JV. Cellular toxicity of silicon carbide nanomaterials as a function of morphology. Biomaterials. 2018 Jun 22;179:60-70. doi: 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2018.06.027. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29980075.


Noutsou M, Li J, Ling J, Jones J, Wang Y, Chen Y, and Sen GL. The cohesin complex is necessary for epidermal progenitor cell function through maintenance of self-renewal genes. Cell Reports. 2017 Sept 26; 20, 1-9. PMID: 28954219.

Sato E, Williams MR, Sanford JA, Sen GL, Nakama T, Imafuku S, Gallo RL. The parathyroid hormone family member TIP39 interacts with sarco/endoplasmic reticulum Ca2+ - ATPase activity by influencing calcium homoeostasis. Experimental Dermatology.2017 Jan 17. doi: 10.1111/exd.13294. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28094886


Wang Y and Sen GL. Enhanc(er)ing Skin Stem Cells. Cell Stem Cell 19, 415-17 (2016).

Li J and Sen GL. Post-Transcriptional Mechanisms Regulating Epidermal Stem and Progenitor Cell Self-Renewal and Differentiation. Journal of Investigative Dermatology 136, 746-52 (2016).

Zhang LJ, Sen GL, Ward NL, Johnston A, Chun K, Chen Y, Adase C, Sanford JA, Gao N, Chensee M, Sato E, Fritz Y, Baliwag J, Williams MR, Hata T, Gallo RL. Antimicrobial Peptide LL37 and MAVS Signaling Drive Interferon-β Production by Epidermal Keratinocytes during Skin Injury. Immunity 45, 119-30 (2016).


Mistry DS, Chen Y, Wang Y, and Sen GL. Transcriptional profiling of SNAI2 regulated genes in primary human keratinocytes. Genomics Data4, 43-46 (2015).

Li G, Xu F, Zhu J, Krawczyk M, Zhang Y, Yuan J, Patel S, Wang Y, Lin Y, Zhang M, Cai H, Chen D, Zhang M, Cao G, Yeh E, Lin D, Su Q, Li WW, Sen GL, Afshari N, Chen S, Maas RL, Fu XD, Zhang K, Liu Y, and Ouyang H. Transcription Factor PAX6 (Paired Box 6) Controls Limbal Stem Cell Lineage in Development and Disease. Journal of Biological Chemistry290, 20448-54 (2015).

Wang Y, Arribas-Layton M, Chen Y, Lykke-Andersen J, and Sen GL. DDX6 Orchestrates Mammalian Progenitor Function through the mRNA Degradation and Translation Pathways. Molecular Cell 60, 118-30 (2015).

Chen Y and Sen GL. SOX2 expression inhibits terminal epidermal differentiation. Experimental Dermatology 24, 974-6 (2015).

Li J and Sen GL. Generation of Genetically Modified Organotypic Skin Cultures Using Devitalized Human Dermis. Journal of Visual Experiments 106 (2015).

2004 - 2014


Mistry DS, Chen Y, Wang Y, Zhang K and Sen GL. SNAI2 controls the undifferentiated state of human epidermal progenitor cells. Stem Cells 32, 3209-18 (2014).


Chen, Y, Mistry D.S.,and Sen, G.L.Highly rapid and efficient conversion of human fibroblasts to keratinocyte-like cells. J Invest Dermatol. Epub ahead of print Aug. 6, 2013.


Mistry, D.S., Chen, Y., and Sen, G.L. Progenitor function in self-renewing human epidermis is maintained by the exosome. Cell Stem Cell 11, 127-35 (2012).

Sen, G.L., Boxer, L.D., Webster, D.E., Bussat, R.T., Qu, K., Zarnegar, B.J., Johnston, D., Siprashvili, Z.,and Khavari, P.A. ZNF750 is a p63 target gene that induces KLF4 to drive terminal epidermal differentiation. Dev Cell 22, 669-77 (2012).

Muehleisen, B., Bikle, D.D., Aquilera, C., Burton, D.W., Sen, G.L., Deftos, L.J., and Gallo, R.L. PTH/PTHrP and Vitamin D control antimicrobial peptide expression and susceptibility to bacterial skin infection. Sci Trans Med. 4, 135-66 (2012).

Zarnegar, B.J., Webster, D.E., Lopez-Pajares, V., Vander Stoep Hunt, B., Qu, K., Yan, K.J., Berk, D.R., Sen, G.L., and Khavari, P.A. Genomic profiling of a human organotypic model of AEC syndrome reveals ZNF750 as an essential downstream target of mutant TP63. AM J Hum Genet. (2012).


Sen, G.L. Remembering one's identity: the epigenetic basis of stem cell fate decisions. Faseb Journal. (2011 Mar 25). [Epub ahead of print]


Khavari, D.A., Sen G.L., and Rinn J.L. DNA methylation and epigenetic control of cellular differentiation. Cell Cycle 19, 3880-3 (2010).

Sen, G.L., Reuter, J.A., Zhu, L., and Khavari, P.A. DNMT1 maintains progenitor function in self-renewing somatic tissue. Nature 463, 563-567 (2010). Comment in Stanford Report. Recommended by Faculty of 1000.


Sen, G.L., Webster D.E., Barragan, D.I., Chang H.Y., and Khavari P.A. Control of differentiation in a self-renewing mammalian tissue by the histone demethylase JMJD3. Genes and Development 22, 1865-70 (2008). Recommended by Faculty of 1000.


Zhang, F, Pomerantz, J.H., Sen, G.L., Palermo, A.T., and Blau, H.M. Active tissue-specific DNA demethylation conferred by somatic cell nuclei in stable heterokaryons. PNAS 104, 4395-400 (2007). *co-first authors.


Sen, G.L. & Blau, H.M. A Brief History of RNAi (The Silence of the Genes) Faseb Journal 20, 1293-9 (2006).


Sen, G.L., Wehrman, T.S., & Blau, H. M. mRNA translation is not a prerequisite for small interfering RNA-mediated mRNA cleavage. Differentiation 73, 287-293(2005).

Sen, G.L. & Blau, H. M. Argonaute 2/RISC resides in sites of mammalian mRNA decay known as cytoplasmic bodies. Nature Cell Biology 7, 633-636 (2005). Comment in Nature, Nature Cell Biology, Science, and Nature Structural and Molecular Biology. Recommended by Faculty of 1000.


Sen, G.L., Wehrman, T. S., Myers, J. W. & Blau, H. M. Restriction enzyme-generated siRNA (REGS) vectors and libraries.Nature Genetics 36, 183-189 (2004). Comment in Stanford Report and RNA. Recommended by Faculty of 1000.