Research Interest

  • (pox)viruses
  • electron transport chain
  • genetic conflicts
  • genome evolution
  • host-pathogen interactions
  • mitochondria


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Multigenic truncation of the semaphorin-plexin pathway by a germline chromothriptic rearrangement associated with Moebius syndrome.
Nazaryan-Petersen L, Oliveira IR, Mehrjouy MM, Mendez JMM, Bak M, Bugge M, Kalscheuer VM, Bache I, Hancks DC, Tommerup N, Hum Mutat 2019 08 40 8 1057-1062
A Role for Retrotransposons in Chromothripsis.
Hancks DC Methods Mol. Biol. 2018 1769 169-181
Germline Chromothripsis Driven by L1-Mediated Retrotransposition and Alu/Alu Homologous Recombination.
Nazaryan-Petersen L, Bertelsen B, Bak M, Jønson L, Tommerup N, Hancks DC, Tümer Z Hum. Mutat. 2016 Apr 37 4 385-95
Roles for retrotransposon insertions in human disease.
Hancks DC, Kazazian HH Mob DNA 2016 7 9
Overlapping Patterns of Rapid Evolution in the Nucleic Acid Sensors cGAS and OAS1 Suggest a Common Mechanism of Pathogen Antagonism and Escape.
Hancks DC, Hartley MK, Hagan C, Clark NL, Elde NC PLoS Genet. 2015 May 11 5 e1005203