Siavash K. Kurdistani
  • Biological Chemistry Department, University of California, USA
  • Biochemistry


M.D., Harvard Medical School, 1999

Current position

Professor, Department of Biological Chemistry, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA

Publications (selected)

  1. McBrian, M. A., Behbahan, I. S., Ferrari, R., Su, T., Huang, T. W., Li, K., Hong, C. S., Christofk, H. R., Vogelauer, M., Seligson, D. B. and Kurdistani, S. K. (2013). Histone acetylation regulates intracellular pH. Mol Cell 49(2): 310-321.
  2. Vogelauer, M., Krall, A. S., McBrian, M. A., Li, J. Y. and Kurdistani, S. K. (2012). Stimulation of histone deacetylase activity by metabolites of intermediary metabolism. J Biol Chem 287(38): 32006-32016.
  3. Li, J. Y., Patterson, M., Mikkola, H. K., Lowry, W. E. and Kurdistani, S. K. (2012). Dynamic distribution of linker histone H1.5 in cellular differentiation. PLoS Genet 8(8): e1002879.
  4. Ferrari, R., Su, T., Li, B., Bonora, G., Oberai, A., Chan, Y., Sasidharan, R., Berk, A. J., Pellegrini, M. and Kurdistani, S. K. (2012). Reorganization of the host epigenome by a viral oncogene. Genome Res 22(7): 1212-1221.
  5. Seligson, D. B., Horvath, S., McBrian, M. A., Mah, V., Yu, H., Tze, S., Wang, Q., Chia, D., Goodglick, L. and Kurdistani, S. K. (2009). Global levels of histone modifications predict prognosis in different cancers. Am J Pathol 174(5): 1619-1628.
  6. Ferrari, R., Pellegrini, M., Horwitz, G. A., Xie, W., Berk, A. J. and Kurdistani, S. K. (2008). Epigenetic reprogramming by adenovirus e1a. Science 321(5892): 1086-1088.
  7. Seligson, D. B., Horvath, S., Shi, T., Yu, H., Tze, S., Grunstein, M. and Kurdistani, S. K. (2005). Global histone modification patterns predict risk of prostate cancer recurrence. Nature 435(7046): 1262-1266.