stem cells in their environment

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kif liakath-ali




•  Research Associate

•  wattlab blog editor


•  PhD in Molecular Genetics, University of Cambridge, UK 2011-2015

•  Associateship of King’s College London (AKC) 2012-2015

•  MPhil in Genetics, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Madras, India 2003-2004

•  BSc and MSc in Zoology, Bharathidasan University (Jamal Mohamed College), Tiruchirappalli, India 1999-2003

research project title

'Phenogenomics of mammalian skin'

core expertise

•  Genome Manipulation

•  Molecular Biology

•  Immunohisto/cytochemistry

•  Cell Culture

•  Confocal Microscopy

•  Human Molecular Genetics


wattlab blog

•  Reflections from Cumberland Lodge - 25 November 2016

•  European Advanced School for Mouse Phenogenomics – pushing the boundaries of mouse genetics - 21 July 2015

•  Impact Factor vs Impact Statement - 09 July 2014

•  Of non-existent black holes and pickled stem cells - 12 February 2014

Blog at 'the node'

•  Biologically Inspired Digital Designs - 13 June 2013

•  A Taste of Stem Cells - 16 May 2013

•  The Hydra Summer School – training future stem cell biologists at the frontier - 17 October 2012


[Full PubMed list]

•  'Pelota Regulates Epidermal differentiation by Modulating BMP and PI3K/AKT Signaling Pathways.' Elkenani M, Nyamsuren G, Raju P, Liakath-Ali K, Hamdaoui A, Kata A, Dressel R, Klonisch T, Watt FM, Engel W, Thliveris JA, Pantakani DV, Adham IM. J Invest Dermatol. 2016 May 6. pii: S0022-202X(16)31141-1. doi: 10.1016/j.jid.2016.04.020. PMID:27164299 [PubMed]

•  'Alkaline ceramidase 1 is essential for mammalian skin homeostasis and regulating whole body energy expenditure.' Liakath-Ali K, Vancollie VE, Lelliott CJ, Speak AO, Lafont D, Protheroe HJ, Ingvorsen C, Galli A, Green A, Gleeson D, Ryder E, Glover L, Vizcay-Barrena G, Karp NA, Arends MJ, Brenn T, Spiegel S, Adams DJ, Watt FM, van der Weyden L. J Pathol. 2016 Apr 29. doi: 10.1002/path.4737. PMID:27126290 [PubMed]

•  'Macrophage infiltration and alternative activation during wound healing promote MEK1-induced skin carcinogenesis.' Weber C, Telerman SB, Reimer AS, Sequeira I, Liakath-Ali K, Arwert EN, Watt FM. Cancer Res. 2016 Jan 11. pii: canres.3676.2014. PMID: 26754935 [PubMed]

•  'Over-expression of Plk4 induces centrosome amplification, loss of primary cilia and associated tissue hyperplasia in the mouse.' Coelho PA, Bury L, Shahbazi MN, Liakath-Ali K, Tate PH, Wormald S, Hindley CJ, Huch M, Archer J, Skarnes WC, Zernicka-Goetz M, Glover DM. Open Biol. 2015 Dec;5(12):150209. PMID: 26701933 [PubMed]

•  'Mimicking the topography of the epidermal-dermal interface with elastomer substrates.' Viswanathan P, Guvendiren M, Chua W, Telerman SB, Liakath-Ali K, Burdick JA, Watt FM. Integr Biol (Camb). 2015 Dec 11. PMID: 26658424 [PubMed]

'Novel skin phenotypes revealed by a genome-wide mouse reverse genetic screen.' Liakath-Ali K, Vancollie VE, Heath E, Smedley DP, Estabel J, Sunter D, Ditommaso T, White JK, Ramirez-Solis R, Smyth I, Steel KP, Watt FM. Nat Commun. 2014 Apr 11; 5:3540. doi: 10.1038/ncomms4540. PMID: 24721909 [PubMed]

'Genome-wide Generation and Systematic Phenotyping of Knockout Mice Reveals New Roles for Many Genes'. White JK, Gerdin AK, Karp NA, Ryder E, Buljan M, Bussell JN, Salisbury J, Clare S, Ingham NJ, Podrini C, Houghton R, Estabel J, Bottomley JR, Melvin DG, Sunter D, Adams NC; Sanger Institute Mouse Genetics Project, Tannahill D, Logan DW, Macarthur DG, Flint J, Mahajan VB, Tsang SH, Smyth I, Watt FM, Skarnes WC, Dougan G, Adams DJ, Ramirez-Solis R, Bradley A, Steel KP. Cell. 2013 Jul 18;154(2):452-64. PMID: 23870131 [PubMed]

•  'MeCP2 mutant protein is expressed in astrocytes as well as in neurons and localizes in the nucleus.' Kifayathullah LA, Arunachalam JP, Bodda C, Agbemenyah HY, Laccone FA, Mannan AU. Cytogenet Genome Res. 2010;129(4):290-7. doi: 10.1159/000315906. Epub 2010 Jul 8. PMID: 20625242 [PubMed]

•  'Microsatellite markers for the Indian golden silkmoth, Antheraea assama (Saturniidae: Lepidoptera).' Arunkumar KP, Kifayathullah L, Nagaraju J. Mol Ecol Resour. 2009 Jan;9(1):268-70. doi: 10.1111/j.1755-0998.2008.02414.x. Epub 2008 Oct 10. PMID: 21564623 [PubMed]