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    Jamy Peng, PhD

    Jamy C. Peng, PhD

    Assistant Member, St. Jude Faculty


    Developmental Neurobiology


    Developmental Biology

    Contact Information

    Jamy Peng, PhD
    Developmental Biology
    MS 323, Room D2038F
    St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
    262 Danny Thomas Place
    Memphis, TN 38105-3678
    Phone: (901) 595-3790
    FAX: (901) 595-6337


    PhD – University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
    Postdoctoral studies – Stanford University, Stanford, CA & Yale University, New Haven, CT

    Honors & Awards

    Research Interests

    Selected Publications

    Peng JC, Lin H. Beyond transposons: the epigenetic and somatic functions of the Piwi-piRNA mechanism. Curr Opin Cell Biol 25(2):190-194, 2013.

    Peng JC, Valouev A, Swigut T, Zhang J, Zhao Y, Sidow A, Wysocka J. Jarid2/Jumonji coordinates control of PRC2 enzymatic activity and target gene occupancy in pluripotent cells. Cell 139(7):1290-1302, 2009. (Highlighted in Cell Stem Cell, Genes & Development, and Faculty of 1000.)

    Peng JC, Karpen GH. Heterochromatic genome stability requires regulators of histone H3 K9 methylation. PLoS Genet 5(3):e1000435, 2009.

    Peng JC, Karpen GH. Epigenetic regulation of heterochromatic DNA stability. Curr Opin Genet Dev 18(2):204-11, 2008.

    Peng JC, Wysocka J. It takes a PHD to SUMO. Trends Biochem Sci 33(5):191-194, 2008.

    Peng JC, Karpen GH. H3K9 methylation and RNA interference regulate nucleolar organization and repeated DNA stability. Nat Cell Biol 9(1):25-35, 2007. (Highlighted in Cell, Nat Cell Biol, and Faculty of 1000.)

    Gallie DR, Fortner D, Peng J, Puthoff D. ATP-dependent hexameric assembly of the heat shock protein Hsp101 involves multiple interaction domains and a functional C-proximal nucleotide-binding domain. J Biol Chem 277(42):39617-39626, 2002.

    Last update: July 2013