AG Mulaw

Research Interest

With advances in genomics and sophisticated in vivo and in vitro methods, our understanding of the molecular mechanisms of hematopoietic malignancies has significantly improved albeit not fully understood. Recent work by The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) on Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) looked at gene expression, genomic alterations and epigenetic changes by using microarray and Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) techniques. We are primarily interested in dissecting such large scale high throughput data of normal and malignant hematopoiesis to link genetic and epigenetic aberrations to clinical and molecular readouts. We are currently using both public and in-house generated microarray and next generation sequencing data to meet our goals. We have setup efficient bioinformatics pipelines that interface functional data with genomics and epigenomics dataset. Additionally, statistical models for class prediction and classification of patient samples based on high throughput data are also of significant interest.



Selected Publications

Medhanie A. Mulaw,  Alexandre J. Krause, Aniruddha J. Deshpande, Roberta La Starza, Arndt Borkhardt, Christian Buske, Cristina Mecucci, Wolf-Dieter Ludwig, Claudio Lottaz, S. K. Bohlander (2012). CALM/AF10 positive leukemias show upregulation of genes involved in chromatin assembly and DNA repair processes and of genes adjacent to the breakpoint at 10p12. Leukemia. PMID: 22064352
Tobias Herold, Medhanie A Mulaw, Vindi Jurinovic, Till Seiler, Klaus H Metzeler, Annika Dufour, Stephanie Schneider, Purvi M Kakadia, Karsten Spiekermann, Ulrich Mansmann, Wolfgang Hiddemann, Christian Buske, Martin Dreyling and Stefan K Bohlander (2013). High expression of MZB1 predicts adverse prognosis in chronic lymphocytic leukemia, follicular lymphoma and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma and is associated with a unique gene expression signature. Leukemia & Lymphoma. PMID: 23189934
Stadler CR, Vegi N, Mulaw MA, Edmaier KE, Rawat VP, Dolnik A, Bullinger L, Heilmeier B, Quintanilla-Fend L, Spiekermann K, Hiddemann W, Döhner K, Döhner H, Feuring-Buske M, Buske C. (2014). The leukemogenicity of Hoxa9 depends on alternative splicing. Leukemia. PMID: 24535405
Alexandra C. Kölbl, Daniela Weigl, Medhanie Mulaw, Tobias Thormeyer, Stefan K. Bohlander, Thomas Cremer, Steffen Dietzel (2012). The radial nuclear positioning of genes correlates with features of megabase-sized chromatin domains. Chromosome Research. PMID: 23053570
Vijay P. S. Rawat, Natalia Arseni, Farid Ahmed, Medhanie A. Mulaw, Silvia Thoene, Bernhard Heilmeier, Tim Sadlon, Richard J. D'Andrea, Wolfgang Hiddemann, Stefan K. Bohlander, Christian Buske, and Michaela Feuring-Buske (2010). The vent-like homeobox gene VENTX promotes human myeloid differentiation and is highly expressed in acute myeloid leukemia. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. PMID: 20833819
N Konstandin, S Bultmann, A Szwagierczak, A Dufour, B Ksienzyk, F Schneider, T Herold, M Mulaw, P M Kakadia, S Schneider, K Spiekermann, H Leonhardt and S K Bohlander (2011). Genomic 5-hydroxymethylcytosine levels correlate with TET2 mutations and a distinct global gene expression pattern in secondary acute myeloid leukemia. Leukemia. PMID: 21625234
Jamieson SM, Gu Y, Manesh DM, El-Hoss J, Jing D, Mackenzie KL, Guise CP, Foehrenbacher A, Pullen SM, Benito J, Smaill JB, Patterson AV, Mulaw MA, Konopleva M, Bohlander SK, Lock RB, Wilson WR. A novel fluorometric assay for aldo-keto reductase 1C3 predicts metabolic activation of the nitrogen mustard prodrug PR-104A in human leukaemia cells. Biochem Pharmacol. 2014 PMID: 24434189