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==Contact Info==
 
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*Houra Merrikh
 
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*Grossman Lab, Department of Biology, Building 68-540D, 77 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge MA 02139
 
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*[[Special:Emailuser/Houra Merrikh|Email me through OpenWetWare]]
 
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I am a post-doctoral research associate in the [[Grossman Lab]] at MIT. Currently, I am studying mechanisms underlying replication control in ''B.subtilis''.
 
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==Education==
 
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* 2009, PhD, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Brandeis University
 
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* 2005, MS, Biochemistry, Brandeis University
 
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* 2002, BS, Biochemical and Biophysical Sciences, University of Houston, ''magna cum laude''
 
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==Publications==
 
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* '''Merrikh H''', Ferrazzoli AE, Lovett ST. Growth phase and ppGpp control of IraD, a regulator
 
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of RpoS stability, in Escherichia coli. ''Journal of Bacteriology''. Dec;191(24):7436-46. 2009.
 
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* Goranov AI, Breier AM, '''Merrikh H''', and Grossman AD. YabA of Bacillus subtilis controls DnaA-mediated replication
 
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initiation  but not the transcriptional response to replication stress. ''Mol Micro''. Oct;74(2):454-66. 2009.
 
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* '''Merrikh H''', Ferrazzoli AE, Bougdour A, Olivier-Mason A, Lovett ST. A DNA damage response in Escherichia coli involving
 
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the alternative sigma factor, RpoS. ''Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A.'' Jan 13;106(2):611-6. 2009.
 
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Highlighted in Nature Structural & Molecular Biology 16, 106 (January 2009) under research highlights.
 
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* Celenza JL, Quiel JA, Smolen GA, '''Merrikh H''', Silvestro AR, Normanly J, Bender J. The Arabidopsis ATR1 Myb
 
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transcription factor controls indolic glucosinolate homeostasis. ''Plant Physiol''. Jan;137(1):253-62. 2005.
 
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* Dower K, Kupperwasser N, '''Merrikh H''', Rosbash M. A synthetic A tail rescues yeast nuclear accumulation of a
 
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ribozyme-terminated transcript.'' RNA''. Dec;10(12):1888-99. 2004
 
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* Miinea C, Kuruvilla R, '''Merrikh H''', Eichberg J. Altered arachidonic acid biosynthesis and antioxidant protection
 
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mechanisms in Schwann cells grown in elevated glucose. J Neurochem. Jun;81(6):1253-62. 2002.
 

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