Ralf Kittler, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Endowed Title: John L. Roach Scholar in Biomedical Research

Department: Eugene McDermott Center for Human Growth & Development, Pharmacology, Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center

Graduate Programs: Cancer Biology


Graduate School University of Leipzig - Germany (2002), Biochemistry
Graduate School Technical University of Dresden - Germany (2006), Molecular Biology

Research Interests

  • Cancer Biology
  • Genomics
  • Nuclear Receptors
  • Transcriptional Regulation


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Featured Publications

HOT1 is a mammalian direct telomere repeat-binding protein contributing to telomerase recruitment.

Kappei D, Butter F, Benda C, Scheibe M, Draškovic I, Stevense M, Novo CL, Basquin C, Araki M, Araki K, Krastev DB, Kittler R, Jessberger R, Londoño-Vallejo JA, Mann M, Buchholz F EMBO J. 2013 May

A comprehensive nuclear receptor network for breast cancer cells.

Kittler R, Zhou J, Hua S, Ma L, Liu Y, Pendleton E, Cheng C, Gerstein M, White KP Cell Rep 2013 Feb 3 2 538-51

Neuregulin 1-HER axis as a key mediator of hyperglycemic memory effects in breast cancer.

Park J, Sarode VR, Euhus D, Kittler R, Scherer PE Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2012 Dec 109 51 21058-63

Consequences of eukaryotic enhancer architecture for gene expression dynamics, development, and fitness.

Ludwig MZ, Manu null, Kittler R, White KP, Kreitman M PLoS Genet. 2011 Nov 7 11 e1002364

Allele-specific down-regulation of RPTOR expression induced by retinoids contributes to climate adaptations.

Sun C, Southard C, Witonsky DB, Kittler R, Di Rienzo A PLoS Genet. 2010 Oct 6 10 e1001178

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  • CPRIT Scholar in Cancer Research
    Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (2010)
  • John L Roach Scholar in Biomedical Research
    Endowed Scholars Program in Medical Research (2010)
  • Long-term Fellowship
    Human Frontier Science Program Organization (2007)
  • Otto Hahn Medal
    Max Planck Society (2007)
  • Undergraduate Fellowship
    German National Academic Foundation (1998)