Alla Grishok, PhD

Associate Professor, Biochemistry

Alla Grishok
72 E. Concord St Silvio Conte (K)


Gene regulation by RNA and chromatin

Research in the Grishok laboratory utilizes the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans and focuses on new mechanisms of gene regulation by short RNAs and chromatin-modifying complexes. Model organisms, such as C. elegans, are best suited for basic science. Importantly, discoveries made in basic research have the potential to affect translational science and the biotech industry in often-unpredictable ways.


  • University of Massachusetts Amherst, PhD


  • Published on 12/20/2014

    Cecere G, Grishok A. RNA Chromatin Immunoprecipitation (RNA-ChIP) in Caenorhabditis elegans. Bio Protoc. 2014 Dec 20; 4(24). PMID: 29170745.

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  • Published on 3/30/2014

    Cecere G, Hoersch S, O'Keeffe S, Sachidanandam R, Grishok A. Global effects of the CSR-1 RNA interference pathway on the transcriptional landscape. Nat Struct Mol Biol. 2014 Apr; 21(4):358-65. PMID: 24681887.

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  • Published on 2/20/2014

    Kennedy LM, Grishok A. Neuronal migration is regulated by endogenous RNAi and chromatin-binding factor ZFP-1/AF10 in Caenorhabditis elegans. Genetics. 2014 May; 197(1):207-20. PMID: 24558261.

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  • Published on 12/17/2013

    Cecere G, Grishok A. A nuclear perspective on RNAi pathways in metazoans. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2014 Mar; 1839(3):223-33. PMID: 24361586.

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  • Published on 8/29/2013

    Kennedy LM, Pham SC, Grishok A. Nonautonomous regulation of neuronal migration by insulin signaling, DAF-16/FOXO, and PAK-1. Cell Rep. 2013 Sep 12; 4(5):996-1009. PMID: 23994474.

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  • Published on 6/27/2013

    Cecere G, Hoersch S, Jensen MB, Dixit S, Grishok A. The ZFP-1(AF10)/DOT-1 complex opposes H2B ubiquitination to reduce Pol II transcription. Mol Cell. 2013 Jun 27; 50(6):894-907. PMID: 23806335.

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  • Published on 1/1/2013

    Grishok A. Biology and Mechanisms of Short RNAs in Caenorhabditis elegans. Adv Genet. 2013; 83:1-69. PMID: 23890211.

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  • Published on 12/21/2012

    Avgousti DC, Cecere G, Grishok A. The conserved PHD1-PHD2 domain of ZFP-1/AF10 is a discrete functional module essential for viability in Caenorhabditis elegans. Mol Cell Biol. 2013 Mar; 33(5):999-1015. PMID: 23263989.

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  • Published on 8/3/2012

    Avgousti DC, Palani S, Sherman Y, Grishok A. CSR-1 RNAi pathway positively regulates histone expression in C. elegans. EMBO J. 2012 Oct 3; 31(19):3821-32. PMID: 22863779.

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  • Published on 7/19/2012

    Cecere G, Zheng GX, Mansisidor AR, Klymko KE, Grishok A. Promoters recognized by forkhead proteins exist for individual 21U-RNAs. Mol Cell. 2012 Sep 14; 47(5):734-45. PMID: 22819322.

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