University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Hiten Madhani, MD, PhD

Hiten Madhani, MD, PhD

Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, UCSF

Cancer Center Program Memberships

Affiliate Member

Education

Stanford University, Stanford, California, B.S., M.S., 1986, Biological Sciences
University of California, San Francisco, Ph.D., 1993, Genetics
University of California, San Francisco, M.D., 1995, Medicine
Whitehead Institute, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Postdoctoral, 1995-1999, Signal Transduction


Professional Experience

  • 1986-1987
    Medical Training: Dept of Microbiology, UCSF. Dr. Harold E. Varmus, Ribosomal Frameshifting in Retroviral Gene Expression.
  • 1989-1993
    Graduate: Dept of Biochemistry and Biophysics, UCSF. Dr. Christine Guthrie, Spliceosomal RNA Rearrangements: Implications for the Mechanism of RNA Splicing.
  • 1995-1999
    Postdoctoral: Whitehead Institute. Dr. Gerald R. Fink, Mechanisms that Determine the Specificity of MAP Kinase Signal Transduction.
  • 1999-2005
    Assistant Professor, Dept of Biochemistry and Biophysics, UCSF 2005-2008 Associate Professor, Dept of Biochemistry and Biophysics, UCSF
  • 2008-present
    Professor, Dept of Biochemistry and Biophysics, UCSF

Honors & Awards

  • 1987
    Dean's Prize for Student Research, University of California, San Francisco
  • 1988
    Dean's Prize for Student Research, University of California, San Francisco
  • 1991-1992
    Chancellor's Fellowship, University of California, San Francisco
  • 1996
    Finalist, Pharmacia-Science Prize
  • 1995-1998
    Helen Hay Whitney Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
  • 1998-1999
    Burroughs-Wellcome Fund Career Development Award
  • 2000-2005
    David and Lucile Packard Foundation Fellowship for Scientists and Engineers
  • 1999-2002
    Burroughs-Wellcome Fund Career Development Award
  • 2005-2010
    Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Scholar
  • 2017
    Named to first cohort of Chan Zuckerberg Biohub Investigators

Selected Publications

  1. Harrigan P, Madhani HD, El-Samad H. Real-Time Genetic Compensation Defines the Dynamic Demands of Feedback Control. Cell. 2018 Oct 18; 175(3):877-886.e10.
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  2. Mavor D, Barlow KA, Asarnow D, Birman Y, Britain D, Chen W, Green EM, Kenner LR, Mensa B, Morinishi LS, Nelson CA, Poss EM, Suresh P, Tian R, Arhar T, Ary BE, Bauer DP, Bergman ID, Brunetti RM, Chio CM, Dai SA, Dickinson MS, Elledge SK, Helsell CVM, Hendel NL, Kang E, Kern N, Khoroshkin MS, Kirkemo LL, Lewis GR, Lou K, Marin WM, Maxwell AM, McTigue PF, Myers-Turnbull D, Nagy TL, Natale AM, Oltion K, Pourmal S, Reder GK, Rettko NJ, Rohweder PJ, Schwarz DMC, Tan SK, Thomas PV, Tibble RW, Town JP, Tsai MK, Ugur FS, Wassarman DR, Wolff AM, Wu TS, Bogdanoff D, Li J, Thorn KS, O'Conchúir S, Swaney DL, Chow ED, Madhani HD, Redding S, Bolon DN, Kortemme T, DeRisi JL, Kampmann M, Fraser JS. Extending chemical perturbations of the ubiquitin fitness landscape in a classroom setting reveals new constraints on sequence tolerance. Biol Open. 2018 Jul 23; 7(7).
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  3. Parsa JY, Boudoukha S, Burke J, Homer C, Madhani HD. Polymerase pausing induced by sequence-specific RNA-binding protein drives heterochromatin assembly. Genes Dev. 2018 Jul 01; 32(13-14):953-964.
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  4. Burke JE, Longhurst AD, Merkurjev D, Sales-Lee J, Rao B, Moresco JJ, Yates JR, Li JJ, Madhani HD. Spliceosome Profiling Visualizes Operations of a Dynamic RNP at Nucleotide Resolution. Cell. 2018 May 03; 173(4):1014-1030.e17.
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  5. Garcia-Santamarina S, Festa RA, Smith AD, Yu CH, Probst C, Ding C, Homer CM, Yin J, Noonan JP, Madhani H, Perfect JR, Thiele DJ. Genome-wide analysis of the regulation of Cu metabolism in Cryptococcus neoformans. Mol Microbiol. 2018 Apr 02.
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  6. Roth R, Madhani HD, Garcia JF. Total RNA Isolation and Quantification of Specific RNAs in Fission Yeast. Methods Mol Biol. 2018; 1721:63-72.
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  7. Allshire RC, Madhani HD. Ten principles of heterochromatin formation and function. Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol. 2018 Apr; 19(4):229-244.
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  8. Clarke SC, Dumesic PA, Homer CM, O'Donoghue AJ, La Greca F, Pallova L, Majer P, Madhani HD, Craik CS. Integrated Activity and Genetic Profiling of Secreted Peptidases in Cryptococcus neoformans Reveals an Aspartyl Peptidase Required for Low pH Survival and Virulence. PLoS Pathog. 2016 Dec; 12(12):e1006051.
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  9. Al-Sady B, Greenstein RA, El-Samad HJ, Braun S, Madhani HD. Sensitive and Quantitative Three-Color Protein Imaging in Fission Yeast Using Spectrally Diverse, Recoded Fluorescent Proteins with Experimentally-Characterized In Vivo Maturation Kinetics. PLoS One. 2016; 11(8):e0159292.
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  10. Inada M, Nichols RJ, Parsa JY, Homer CM, Benn RA, Hoxie RS, Madhani HD, Shuman S, Schwer B, Pleiss JA. Phospho-site mutants of the RNA Polymerase II C-terminal domain alter subtelomeric gene expression and chromatin modification state in fission yeast. Nucleic Acids Res. 2016 Nov 02; 44(19):9180-9189.
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  11. Homer CM, Summers DK, Goranov AI, Clarke SC, Wiesner DL, Diedrich JK, Moresco JJ, Toffaletti D, Upadhya R, Caradonna I, Petnic S, Pessino V, Cuomo CA, Lodge JK, Perfect J, Yates JR, Nielsen K, Craik CS, Madhani HD. Intracellular Action of a Secreted Peptide Required for Fungal Virulence. Cell Host Microbe. 2016 Jun 08; 19(6):849-64.
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  12. Dumesic PA, Rosenblad MA, Samuelsson T, Nguyen T, Moresco JJ, Yates JR, Madhani HD. Noncanoncial signal recognition particle RNAs in a major eukaryotic phylum revealed by purification of SRP from the human pathogen Cryptococcus neoformans. Nucleic Acids Res. 2015 Oct 15; 43(18):9017-27.
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  13. Desjardins CA, Sanscrainte ND, Goldberg JM, Heiman D, Young S, Zeng Q, Madhani HD, Becnel JJ, Cuomo CA. Contrasting host-pathogen interactions and genome evolution in two generalist and specialist microsporidian pathogens of mosquitoes. Nat Commun. 2015 May 13; 6:7121.
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  14. Garcia JF, Al-Sady B, Madhani HD. Intrinsic Toxicity of Unchecked Heterochromatin Spread Is Suppressed by Redundant Chromatin Boundary Functions in Schizosacchromyces pombe. G3 (Bethesda). 2015 May 08; 5(7):1453-61.
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  15. Dumesic PA, Homer CM, Moresco JJ, Pack LR, Shanle EK, Coyle SM, Strahl BD, Fujimori DG, Yates JR, Madhani HD. Product binding enforces the genomic specificity of a yeast polycomb repressive complex. Cell. 2015 Jan 15; 160(1-2):204-18.
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  16. Brown JCS, Nelson J, VanderSluis B, Deshpande R, Butts A, Kagan S, Polacheck I, Krysan DJ, Myers CL, Madhani HD. Unraveling the biology of a fungal meningitis pathogen using chemical genetics. Cell. 2014 Nov 20; 159(5):1168-1187.
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  17. Goranov AI, Madhani HD. Functional profiling of human fungal pathogen genomes. Cold Spring Harb Perspect Med. 2014 Nov 06; 5(3):a019596.
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  18. Butts A, Koselny K, Chabrier-Roselló Y, Semighini CP, Brown JC, Wang X, Annadurai S, DiDone L, Tabroff J, Childers WE, Abou-Gharbia M, Wellington M, Cardenas ME, Madhani HD, Heitman J, Krysan DJ. Estrogen receptor antagonists are anti-cryptococcal agents that directly bind EF hand proteins and synergize with fluconazole in vivo. MBio. 2014 Feb 11; 5(1):e00765-13.
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  19. Madhani HD. snRNA catalysts in the spliceosome's ancient core. Cell. 2013 Dec 05; 155(6):1213-5.
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  20. Dumesic PA, Madhani HD. Recognizing the enemy within: licensing RNA-guided genome defense. Trends Biochem Sci. 2014 Jan; 39(1):25-34.
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