Nelson Lau, PhD

Associate Professor, Biochemistry

Nelson Lau
72 East Concord Street

Other Positions

  • Director, Genome Science Institute, Boston University
  • Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students), Boston University School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences


  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, PhD
  • State University of New York at Albany, BS

Classes Taught

  • GMSFC702
  • GMSOH751


  • Published on 12/17/2019

    Srivastav SP, Rahman R, Ma Q, Pierre J, Bandyopadhyay S, Lau NC. Har-P, a short P-element variant, weaponizes P-transposase to severely impair Drosophila development. Elife. 2019 12 17; 8. PMID: 31845649.

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  • Published on 6/27/2019

    Zeldich E, Chen CD, Boden E, Howat B, Nasse JS, Zeldich D, Lambert AG, Yuste A, Cherry JD, Mathias RM, Ma Q, Lau NC, McKee AC, Hatzipetros T, Abraham CR. Klotho Is Neuroprotective in the Superoxide Dismutase (SOD1G93A) Mouse Model of ALS. J Mol Neurosci. 2019 Oct; 69(2):264-285. PMID: 31250273.

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  • Published on 6/20/2019

    Gushchanskaia ES, Esse R, Ma Q, Lau NC, Grishok A. Interplay between small RNA pathways shapes chromatin landscapes in C. elegans. Nucleic Acids Res. 2019 06 20; 47(11):5603-5616. PMID: 31216042.

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  • Published on 8/1/2018

    Kozeretska IA, Shulha VI, Serga SV, Rozhok AI, Protsenko OV, Lau NC. A rapid change in P-element-induced hybrid dysgenesis status in Ukrainian populations of Drosophila melanogaster. Biol Lett. 2018 08; 14(8). PMID: 30135116.

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  • Published on 8/24/2017

    Clark JP, Rahman R, Yang N, Yang LH, Lau NC. Drosophila PAF1 Modulates PIWI/piRNA Silencing Capacity. Curr Biol. 2017 Sep 11; 27(17):2718-2726.e4. PMID: 28844648.

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  • Published on 12/28/2016

    Toombs JA, Sytnikova YA, Chirn GW, Ang I, Lau NC, Blower MD. Xenopus Piwi proteins interact with a broad proportion of the oocyte transcriptome. RNA. 2017 Apr; 23(4):504-520. PMID: 28031481.

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  • Published on 10/14/2016

    Madison-Villar MJ, Sun C, Lau NC, Settles ML, Mueller RL. Small RNAs from a Big Genome: The piRNA Pathway and Transposable Elements in the Salamander Species Desmognathus fuscus. J Mol Evol. 2016 Oct; 83(3-4):126-136. PMID: 27743003.

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  • Published on 11/20/2015

    Chirn GW, Rahman R, Sytnikova YA, Matts JA, Zeng M, Gerlach D, Yu M, Berger B, Naramura M, Kile BT, Lau NC. Conserved piRNA Expression from a Distinct Set of piRNA Cluster Loci in Eutherian Mammals. PLoS Genet. 2015 Nov; 11(11):e1005652. PMID: 26588211.

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  • Published on 11/17/2015

    Rahman R, Chirn GW, Kanodia A, Sytnikova YA, Brembs B, Bergman CM, Lau NC. Unique transposon landscapes are pervasive across Drosophila melanogaster genomes. Nucleic Acids Res. 2015 Dec 15; 43(22):10655-72. PMID: 26578579.

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  • Published on 10/21/2014

    Post C, Clark JP, Sytnikova YA, Chirn GW, Lau NC. The capacity of target silencing by Drosophila PIWI and piRNAs. RNA. 2014 Dec; 20(12):1977-86. PMID: 25336588.

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