Prof. Dr. Leila Taher


Professional Experience

Education and Training

Selected Publications

  • sequence signatures extracted from proximal promoters can be used to predict distal enhancers. Taher L, Smith RP, Kim MJ, Ahituv N, Ovcharenko I. Genome Biol., 2013;14(10):R117. [Pubmed].
  • Massively parallel decoding of mammalian regulatory sequences supports a flexible organizational model. Smith RP*, Taher L*, Patwardhan RP, Kim MJ, Inoue F, Shendure J, Ovcharenko I, Ahituv N. Nat Genet., 2013 Sep;45(9):1021-8. [Pubmed].
  • genome-wide identification of conserved regulatory function in diverged sequences. Taher L, McGaughey DM, Maragh S, Aneas I, Bessling SL, Miller W, Nobrega MA, McCallion AS, Ovcharenko I. Genome Res., 21(7):1139-1149, 2011. [Pubmed].
  • Science Cover The genome of the Western clawed frog Xenopus tropicalis. Hellsten U, Harland RM, Gilchrist MJ, Hendrix D, Jurka J, Kapitonov V, Ovcharenko I, Putnam NH, Shu S, Taher L, Blitz IL, Blumberg B, Dichmann DS, Dubchak I, Amaya E, Detter JC, Fletcher R, Gerhard DS, Goodstein D, Graves T, Grigoriev IV, Grimwood J, Kawashima T, Lindquist E, Lucas SM, Mead PE, Mitros T, Ogino H, Ohta Y, Poliakov AV, Pollet N, Robert J, Salamov A, Sater AK, Schmutz J, Terry A, Vize PD, Warren WC, Wells D, Wills A, Wilson RK, Zimmerman LB, Zorn AM, Grainger R, Grammer T, Khokha MK, Richardson PM, Rokhsar DS. Science, 328(5978):633-636, 2010. [Pubmed].
  • variable locus length in the human genome leads to ascertainment bias in functional inference for non-coding elements. Taher L, Ovcharenko I. Bioinformatics, 25(5):578-584, 2009. [Pubmed].

All my publications on PubMed.