Karen A. Wehner

Postdoctoral Scholar
Ph.D. Yale University
M.Phil. Yale University
B.S. University of South Carolina at Aiken


Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship (2003-2006)
Katherine McCormick Travel Fellowship (2004)
NIH NRSA Training Grant (5 T32 AI07328-16) Fellowship (2003)
Stanford University, 2002-2003 C.F. Aaron Dean's Fellowship (2002-2003)


Mechanisms of microRNA mediated regulation of gene-expression

Wehner KA, Baserga SJ. (2002) The sigma(70)-like motif: a eukaryotic RNA binding domain unique to a superfamily of proteins required for ribosome biogenesis. Mol. Cell. 9: 329-339. [Link]

Dragon F, Gallagher JE, Compagnone-Post PA, Mitchell BM, Porwancher KA, Wehner KA, Wormsley S, Settlage RE, Shabanowitz J, Osheim Y, Beyer AL, Hunt DF, Baserga SJ. (2002) A large nucleolar U3 ribonucleoprotein required for 18S ribosomal RNA biogenesis. Nature. 417: 967-970. [Link]

Wehner KA, Ayala L, Kim Y, Young PJ, Hosler BA, Lorson CL, Baserga SJ, Francis JW. (2002) Survival motor neuron protein in the nucleolus of mammalian neurons. Brain Res. 945: 160-173. [Link]

Wehner KA, Gallagher JE, Baserga SJ. (2002) Components of an interdependent unit within the SSU processome regulate and mediate its activity. Mol. Cell. Biol. 22: 7258-7267. [Link]

Sarnow P, Jopling CL, Norman KL, Schütz S, Wehner KA. (2006) MicroRNAs: expression, avoidance and subversion by vertebrate viruses. Nat. Rev. Microbiol. 4: 651-659. [Link]

Wehner KA, Sarnow P. (2006) Regulation of mRNA molecules by microRNAs. In “Translational Control in Biology and Medicine”; Mathews, M.B., Sonenberg, N., and Hershey, J.W.H., eds. CSH Press, NY. 297-318.

Wehner KA, Schütz S, Sarnow P. (2010) OGFOD1: A Novel Modulator of eIF2α Phosphorylation and the Cellular Response to Stress. Molec. Cell Biol. (In Press)



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