Behfar Ardehali

Kingston Lab

Research Fellow

Department of Molecular Biology
Simches Research Center
Boston, MA 02114


About Behfar Ardehali

I received my B.Sc. in general biology from Shiraz University in Shiraz, Iran, and I obtained my Ph.D. in genetics from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. I joined the Kingston Lab in the February of 2011 as a research fellow. Polycomb repressive complexes are required for proper development of multicellular organisms by facilitating silencing of a wide array of developmentally-regulated genes in a tightly-controlled spatial and temporal manner. I am interested in examining the mechanistic roles of polycomb repressive complexes in various biological processes.

  1. Ardehali MB, Mei A, Zobeck KL, Caron M, Lis JT, Kusch T. Drosophila Set1 is the major histone H3 lysine 4 trimethyltransferase with role in transcription. EMBO J. 2011 Jul 20; 30(14):2817-28.

  2. 2009
  3. Ardehali MB, Lis JT. Tracking rates of transcription and splicing in vivo. Nat. Struct. Mol. Biol. 2009 Nov; 16(11):1123-4.

  4. Fuda NJ, Ardehali MB, Lis JT. Defining mechanisms that regulate RNA polymerase II transcription in vivo. Nature 2009 Sep 10; 461(7261):186-92.

  5. Ardehali MB, Yao J, Adelman K, Fuda NJ, Petesch SJ, Webb WW, Lis JT. Spt6 enhances the elongation rate of RNA polymerase II in vivo. EMBO J. 2009 Apr 22; 28(8):1067-77.

  6. 2007
  7. Yao J, Ardehali MB, Fecko CJ, Webb WW, Lis JT. Intranuclear distribution and local dynamics of RNA polymerase II during transcription activation. Mol. Cell 2007 Dec 28; 28(6):978-90.

  8. 2006
  9. Adelman K, Wei W, Ardehali MB, Werner J, Zhu B, Reinberg D, Lis JT. Drosophila Paf1 modulates chromatin structure at actively transcribed genes. Mol. Cell. Biol. 2006 Jan; 26(1):250-60.

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