Contact Information

Professional Experience

  • 2014 - present, Assistant Professor, Department of Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases Research, Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope, Duarte, CA
  • 2010 - 2014, Assistant Professor, Department of Cancer Biology, Beckman Research Institute, City of Hope, Duarte, CA
  • 2006 - 2010, Postdoctoral Fellow, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
  • 2003 - 2006, Graduate Research Assistant, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, NY


  • 2001 - 2006, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY
  • 1997 - 2001, Boston College, Boston, MA


  • 2009, NIH Merit Group Award
  • 2008, NHLBI Fellows Award for Research Excellence

  • 2008, Lenfant Biomedical Fellowship, NHLBI
  • 2005, Peter B. Kahn Fellowship, Stony Brook University


Selected Publications
  • Leung A, Trac C, Jin W, Lanting L, Akbany A, Saetrom P, Schones DE and Natarajan R, Novel long non-coding RNAs are regulated by angiotensin II in vascular smooth muscle cells, Circ Research, 2013, May 22 Corresponding Authors
  • Hu G*, Schones DE*, Cui K*, Ybarra R, Northrup D, Tang Q, Gattinoni L, Restifo NP, Huang S, Zhao K, Regulation of nucleosome landscape and transcription factor targeting at tissue-specific enhancers by BRG1, Genome Res. 2011 Oct;21(10):1650-8 *Equal Contributing Authors
  • Cuddapah S*, Schones DE*, Cui K, Roh TY, Barski A, Wei G, Rochman M, Bustin M, Zhao K, Genomic Profiling of HMGN1 Reveals an Association with Chromatin at Regulatory Regions, Mol Cell Biol. 2011 Feb; 31(4):700-9 *Equal Contributing Authors
  • Zang C, Schones DE, Zeng C, Cui K, Zhao K, Peng W, A clustering approach for identification of enriched domains from histone modification ChIP-Seq data, Bioinformatics. 2009 Aug 1;25(15):1952-8
  • Schones DE, Zhao K, Genome-wide approaches to studying chromatin modifications, Nat Rev Genet. 2008 Mar;9(3):179-91
  • Schones DE, Cui K, Cuddapah S, Roh TY, Barski A, Wang Z, Wei G, Zhao K, Dynamic regulation of nucleosome positioning in the human genome, Cell. 2008 Mar 7;132(5):887-98
  • Barski A*, Cuddapah S*, Cui K*, Roh TY*, Schones DE*, Wang Z*, Wei G*, Chepelev I, Zhao K, High-resolution profiling of histone methylations in the human genome, Cell. 2007 May 18;129(4):823-37 *Equal Contributing Authors
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