Naxerova Lab


PI Bio

Naxerova, Kamila, PhD



Kamila Naxerova received her B.Sc. in Molecular Biotechnology with a specialization in bioinformatics from Heidelberg University in Germany, and her Ph.D. in Human Biology and Translational Medicine from Harvard University in Cambridge, MA. She completed her postdoctoral training with Dr. Stephen J. Elledge at Harvard Medical School. She is interested in using computational and high-throughput experimental approaches to elucidate the evolutionary history of human cancer. Dr. Naxerova is a recipient of a Breakthrough Award from the U.S. Department of Defense, a NextGen Grant for Transformative Cancer Research from the American Association for Cancer Research and an Early Stage Investigator MERIT Award from the National Cancer Institute.

Selected Publications (from total of 23)

Naxerova K, Reiter JG, Brachtel E, Lennerz JK, van de Wetering M, Rowan A, Cai T, Clevers H, Swanton C, Nowak MA, Elledge SJ, Jain RK
Origins of lymphatic and distant metastases in human colorectal cancer.
Science. 2017;357(6346):55-60 - PMID: 28684519 - PMCID: PMC5536201 - DOI: 10.1126/science.aai8515
Naxerova K, Jain RK
Using tumour phylogenetics to identify the roots of metastasis in humans.
Nat Rev Clin Oncol. 2015;12(5):258-72 - PMID: 25601447 - DOI: 10.1038/nrclinonc.2014.238
Naxerova K, Brachtel E, Salk JJ, Seese AM, Power K, Abbasi B, Snuderl M, Chiang S, Kasif S, Jain RK
Hypermutable DNA chronicles the evolution of human colon cancer.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014;111(18):E1889-98 - PMID: 24753616 - PMCID: PMC4020055 - DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1400179111
Naxerova K, Bult CJ, Peaston A, Fancher K, Knowles BB, Kasif S, Kohane IS
Analysis of gene expression in a developmental context emphasizes distinct biological leitmotifs in human cancers.
Genome Biol. 2008;9(7):R108 - PMID: 18611264 - PMCID: PMC2530866 - DOI: 10.1186/gb-2008-9-7-r108
Otu HH*, Naxerova K*, Ho K, Can H, Nesbitt N, Libermann TA, Karp SJ
Restoration of liver mass after injury requires proliferative and not embryonic transcriptional patterns.
J Biol Chem. 2007;282(15):11197-204 - PMID: 17227769 - DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M608441200