Rekha Rai PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Laboratory Medicine

Departments & Organizations

Laboratory Medicine

Research Interests

Telomere Function, DNA damage signalling and repair, Genome instability


  • B.S., Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, 1991
  • M.S., Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, 1993
  • Ph.D., Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, 1998

Selected Publications

  • Rai R, Li J-M, Hong Z, Lok GT, Deng Yu, Huen MS, Chen J, Jin J and Chang S. The E3 ubiquitin ligase Rnf8 stabilizes Tpp1 to promote telomere end protection. Nature Structure Molecular Biology, 18: 1400-1407, 2011.
  • Flynn RL, Centore RC, O'Sullivan RJ, Rai R, Tse A, Songyang Z, Chang S, Karlseder J, Zou L. TERRA and hnRNPA1 orchestrate an RPA-to-POT1 switch on telomeric single-stranded DNA. Nature 471: 532-536, 2011.
  • Chen Y, Rai R, Zhou ZR, Kanoh J, Ribeyre C, Yang Y, Zheng H, Damay P, Wang F, Tsujii H, Hiraoka Y, Shore D, Hu HY, Chang S, Lei M. A conserved motif within RAP1 has diversified roles in telomere protection and regulation in different organisms. Nature Structure Molecular Biology 18: 213-221, 2011.


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