The Christine Mayr Lab

Christine Mayr lab

My laboratory studies how mRNA elements that do not encode amino acids contribute to the regulation of biological complexity. We examine how 3′ untranslated regions (3′UTRs) regulate protein functions without affecting protein abundance. We also investigate the role of mRNAs as cytoplasmic organizers that enable subcellular compartmentalization required for the implementation of protein functions.

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Christine Mayr

Christine Mayr, MD, PhD


Research Focus

Molecular and cell biologist Christine Mayr studies how 3′UTRs regulate protein functions and how mRNAs contribute to cytoplasmic organization.


  • MD, Free University Berlin
  • PhD, Humboldt University Berlin

Lab Members

Selected Achievements
  • Luise and Allston Boyer Young Investigator Award for Basic Research (2019)
  • NIH Director’s Pioneer Award (2016)
  • Pershing Square Sohn Prize for Young Investigators in Cancer Research (2015)
  • Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award, Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation (2012)