Peer-Reviewed Publications

Morris K.V., S. W-L. Chan, S.E. Jacobsen, D.J. Looney. Small interfering RNA-induced transcriptional silencing in human cells. Science, 2004, Vol. 305, 1289-1292. PMID: 15297624.

Morris K.V., Santoso S, Turner AM, Pastori C, Hawkins PG. Bidirectional transcription directs both transcriptional gene activation and suppression in human cells. PLoS Genet. 2008 Nov;4(11):e1000258. PMID: 19008947/PMCID: 2576438.

Morris KV. Non-coding RNAs, epigenetic memory, and the passage of information to progeny. RNA Biol. 2009 Jul 5;6(3). Perspective. PMID: 19305164/NIHMSID: 146963.

Morris KV. Long antisense non-coding RNAs function to direct epigenetic complexes that regulate transcription in human cells. Epigenetics. 2009 Jul 17;4(5). Perspective.  PMID: 19633414/NIHMSID: 146957.

Morris KV. Lamarck and the Missing Lnc. The Scientist , October 1, 2012, invited editorial.

Johnsson P, Ackley A, Vidarsdottir L, Lui WO, Corcoran M, Grandér D, Morris KV. A pseudogene long-noncoding-RNA network regulates PTEN transcription and translation in human cells. Nature Structural Molecular Biology, (2013) Feb 24, PMID 23435381.

K.V. Morris and J. S. Mattick. The Rise of Regulatory RNA. Nature Reviews Genetics 2014 Apr 29. DOI: 10.1038/nrg3722. PMID:24776770.

Saayman, S., Ackley, A., Turner, A.W., Famiglietti, M., Bosque, A., Clemson, M., Planelles, V., and Morris KV.  An  HIV-Encoded Antisense Long Noncoding RNA Epigenetically Regulates Viral Transcription. Molecular Therapy. 2014 Feb 28. DOI: 10.1038/mt.2014.29. NIHMSID#569381.

Morris KV. The theory of RNA-mediated gene evolution. Epigenetics. 2015 Jan 2;10(1):1-5. Epub 2015 Jan 27. PMID:25581873.

Trakman L, Hewson C, Burdach J, Morris KV. RNA Directed Modulation of Phenotypic Plasticity in Human Cells. PLoS One. 2016 Apr 15;11(4):e0152424. PMID:27082860.

Saayman SM, Ackley A, Burdach J, Clemson M, Gruenert DC, Tachikawa K, Chivukula P, Weinberg MS, Morris KV. Long Non-coding RNA BGas Regulates the Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator. Mol Ther. 2016 Jul;19.


RNA and the regulation of Gene expression; a hidden layer of complexity. Editor K.V. Morris. Horizon press. March 2008, ISBN 978-1-904455-25-7.

Non-coding RNAs and Epigenetic Regulation of Gene Expression; Drivers of Natural Selection. Editor K.V. Morris. Caister Academic Press. ISBN 978-1-904455-94-3.