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Translational Biology & Molecular Medicine

Houston, Texas

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Translational Biology & Molecular Medicine Graduate Program
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Monica Justice, Ph.D.

Monica Justice

Department of Molecular and Human Genetics

Phone: 713-798-5440
Fax: 713-798-1489
E-mail: mjustice@bcm.ed


  • Ph.D., Kansas State University
  • Postdoctoral, National Cancer Institute, Frederick Cancer Research and Development Center

Research Interests

  • Forward genetics
  • Insertional mutagenesis
  • Leukemia genes and susceptibility

Selected Publications

  • Hentges KE, Pollock DD, Liu B, Justice MJ. Regional variation in the density of essential genes in mice. PLoS Genet. 2007. 3(5):e72.
  • Kile BT, Panopoulos AD, Stirzaker RA, Hacking DF, Tahtamouni LH, Willson TA, Mielke LA, Henley KJ, Zhang JG, Wicks IP, Stevenson WS, Nurden P, Watowich SS, Justice MJ. Mutations in the cofilin partner Aip1/Wdr1 cause autoinflammatory disease and macrothrombocytopenia. Blood. 2007. 110(7):2371-80.
  • Zheng L, Baek HJ, Karsenty G, Justice MJ. Filamin B represses chondrocyte hypertrophy in a Runx2/Smad3-dependent manner. J Cell Biol. 2007. 178(1):121-8.
  • Hentges KE, Weiser KC, Schountz T, Woodward LS, Morse HC, Justice MJ. Evi3, a zinc-finger protein related to EBFAZ, regulates EBF activity in B-cell leukemia. Oncogene. 2005. 24:1220-30.
  • Lossie AC, Nakamura H, Thomas SE, Justice MJ. Mutation of l7Rn3 shows that Odz4 is required for mouse gastrulation. Genetics. 2005. 169:285-99.
  • Bialek P, Kern B, Yang X, Schrock M, Sosic D, Hong N, Wu H, Yu K, Ornitz DM, Olson EN, Justice MJ, Karsenty G. A twist code determines the onset of osteoblast differentiation. Dev Cell. 2004. 6:423-35.
  • Lorenzetti D, Bishop CE, Justice MJ. Deletion of the Parkin coregulated gene causes male sterility in the quakingviable mouse mutant. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2004. 101:8402-7.

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