The Christine Mayr Lab

The Christine Mayr Lab

My lab studies the role and regulation of alternative 3’UTRs.

We recently discovered that 3’UTRs mediate protein-protein interactions. We are currently focusing on the question of how alternative 3’UTRs determine protein localization and protein functions. 

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The Christine Mayr Lab

Christine Mayr, MD, PhD

Associate Professor

Research Focus

Molecular biologist Christine Mayr studies how the noncoding parts of transcription units (3’UTRs) determine protein function and protein localization.


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

Selected Achievements

  • 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)
  • Kimmel Scholar Award, Sidney Kimmel Foundation (2011)