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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