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Crystal Nicole Marconett, PhD

TitleAssistant Professor of Research Surgery
InstitutionUniversity of Southern California
DepartmentSurgery
Address6418A Norris Topping Tower
Health Sciences Campus
Los Angeles CA 90033
Phone+1 323 865 0649
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    UC Berkeley, Berkeley CAPhD12/2009Molecular and Cell Biology
    UC Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CaBS3/2005Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology
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    American Journal of Respiratory Cell Biology2017  - 2017Featured Researcher 2017
    STOP Cancer2017  - 2018Howard and Andree Shore Seed Grant
    American Cancer Society2010  - 2013ACS/Canary Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow
    California Breast Cancer Research Program2007  - 2009CBCRP Dissertation Fellowship
    UC Berkeley2005  - 2007Chancellors Predoctoral Award

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    Our lab focuses on lung cancer research. We utilize bioinformatic and computational science alongside in vitro experimentation to understand fundamental mechanisms of lung adenocarcinoma disease progression. As an associate member of the Norris Cancer Center and junior faculty member in the Departments of Surgery, and Biochemistry/Molecular Medicine, my labs focus is on understanding the contribution long non-coding RNAs play in the development of lung cancers. We have characterized a novel role for lncRNAs in mediation of the DNA damage response, and are keen on translating these basic mechanistic understandings into actionable therapeutic options.


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    1. Zhou B, Flodby P, Luo J, Castillo DR, Liu Y, Yu FX, McConnell A, Varghese B, Li G, Chimge NO, Sunohara M, Koss MN, Elatre W, Conti P, Liebler JM, Yang C, Marconett C, Laird-Offringa IA, Minoo P, Guan K, Stripp BR, Crandall ED, Borok Z. Claudin-18-mediated YAP activity regulates lung stem and progenitor cell homeostasis and tumorigenesis. J Clin Invest. 2018 Mar 01; 128(3):970-984. PMID: 29400695.
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    2. Stueve TR, Li WQ, Shi J, Marconett C, Zhang T, Yang C, Mullen D, Yan C, Wheeler W, Hua X, Zhou B, Borok Z, Caporaso NE, Pesatori AC, Duan J, Laird-Offringa IA, Landi MT. Epigenome-wide analysis of DNA methylation in lung tissue shows concordance with blood studies and identifies tobacco smoke-inducible enhancers. Hum Mol Genet. 2017 08 01; 26(15):3014-3027. PMID: 28854564.
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    3. Castillo J, Stueve TR, Marconett C. Intersecting transcriptomic profiling technologies and long non-coding RNA function in lung adenocarcinoma: discovery, mechanisms, and therapeutic applications. Oncotarget. 2017 Oct 06; 8(46):81538-81557. PMID: 29113413.
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    4. Marconett C, Zhou B, Sunohara M, Pouldar TM, Wang H, Liu Y, Rieger ME, Tran E, Flodby P, Siegmund KD, Crandall ED, Laird-Offringa IA, Borok Z. Cross-Species Transcriptome Profiling Identifies New Alveolar Epithelial Type I Cell-Specific Genes. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2017 03; 56(3):310-321. PMID: 27749084.
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    5. Seow WJ, Matsuo K, Hsiung CA, Shiraishi K, Song M, Kim HN, Wong MP, Hong YC, Hosgood HD, Wang Z, Chang IS, Wang JC, Chatterjee N, Tucker M, Wei H, Mitsudomi T, Zheng W, Kim JH, Zhou B, Caporaso NE, Albanes D, Shin MH, Chung LP, An SJ, Wang P, Zheng H, Yatabe Y, Zhang XC, Kim YT, Shu XO, Kim YC, Bassig BA, Chang J, Ho JC, Ji BT, Kubo M, Daigo Y, Ito H, Momozawa Y, Ashikawa K, Kamatani Y, Honda T, Sakamoto H, Kunitoh H, Tsuta K, Watanabe SI, Nokihara H, Miyagi Y, Nakayama H, Matsumoto S, Tsuboi M, Goto K, Yin Z, Shi J, Takahashi A, Goto A, Minamiya Y, Shimizu K, Tanaka K, Wu T, Wei F, Wong JY, Matsuda F, Su J, Kim YH, Oh IJ, Song F, Lee VH, Su WC, Chen YM, Chang GC, Chen KY, Huang MS, Yang PC, Lin HC, Xiang YB, Seow A, Park JY, Kweon SS, Chen CJ, Li H, Gao YT, Wu C, Qian B, Lu D, Liu J, Jeon HS, Hsiao CF, Sung JS, Tsai YH, Jung YJ, Guo H, Hu Z, Wang WC, Chung CC, Lawrence C, Burdett L, Yeager M, Jacobs KB, Hutchinson A, Berndt SI, He X, Wu W, Wang J, Li Y, Choi JE, Park KH, Sung SW, Liu L, Kang CH, Hu L, Chen CH, Yang TY, Xu J, Guan P, Tan W, Wang CL, Sihoe AD, Chen Y, Choi YY, Hung JY, Kim JS, Yoon HI, Cai Q, Lin CC, Park IK, Xu P, Dong J, Kim C, He Q, Perng RP, Chen CY, Vermeulen R, Wu J, Lim WY, Chen KC, Chan JK, Chu M, Li YJ, Li J, Chen H, Yu CJ, Jin L, Lo YL, Chen YH, Fraumeni JF, Liu J, Yamaji T, Yang Y, Hicks B, Wyatt K, Li SA, Dai J, Ma H, Jin G, Song B, Wang Z, Cheng S, Li X, Ren Y, Cui P, Iwasaki M, Shimazu T, Tsugane S, Zhu J, Jiang G, Fei K, Wu G, Chien LH, Chen HL, Su YC, Tsai FY, Chen YS, Yu J, Stevens VL, Laird-Offringa IA, Marconett C, Lin D, Chen K, Wu YL, Landi MT, Shen H, Rothman N, Kohno T, Chanock SJ, Lan Q. Association between GWAS-identified lung adenocarcinoma susceptibility loci and EGFR mutations in never-smoking Asian women, and comparison with findings from Western populations. Hum Mol Genet. 2017 01 15; 26(2):454-465. PMID: 28025329.
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    6. Shi J, Hua X, Zhu B, Ravichandran S, Wang M, Nguyen C, Brodie SA, Palleschi A, Alloisio M, Pariscenti G, Jones K, Zhou W, Bouk AJ, Boland J, Hicks B, Risch A, Bennett H, Luke BT, Song L, Duan J, Liu P, Kohno T, Chen Q, Meerzaman D, Marconett C, Laird-Offringa I, Mills I, Caporaso NE, Gail MH, Pesatori AC, Consonni D, Bertazzi PA, Chanock SJ, Landi MT. Somatic Genomics and Clinical Features of Lung Adenocarcinoma: A Retrospective Study. PLoS Med. 2016 Dec; 13(12):e1002162. PMID: 27923066.
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    7. Zuber V, Marconett C, Shi J, Hua X, Wheeler W, Yang C, Song L, Dale AM, Laplana M, Risch A, Witoelar A, Thompson WK, Schork AJ, Bettella F, Wang Y, Djurovic S, Zhou B, Borok Z, van der Heijden HF, de Graaf J, Swinkels D, Aben KK, McKay J, Hung RJ, Bikeböller H, Stevens VL, Albanes D, Caporaso NE, Han Y, Wei Y, Panadero MA, Mayordomo JI, Christiani DC, Kiemeney L, Andreassen OA, Houlston R, Amos CI, Chatterjee N, Laird-Offringa IA, Mills IG, Landi MT. Pleiotropic Analysis of Lung Cancer and Blood Triglycerides. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2016 Dec; 108(12). PMID: 27565901.
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    8. Flodby P, Li C, Liu Y, Wang H, Marconett C, Laird-Offringa IA, Minoo P, Lee AS, Zhou B. The 78-kD Glucose-Regulated Protein Regulates Endoplasmic Reticulum Homeostasis and Distal Epithelial Cell Survival during Lung Development. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2016 07; 55(1):135-49. PMID: 26816051.
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    9. Stueve TR, Marconett C, Zhou B, Borok Z, Laird-Offringa IA. The importance of detailed epigenomic profiling of different cell types within organs. Epigenomics. 2016 06; 8(6):817-29. PMID: 27305639.
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    10. Liebler JM, Marconett C, Juul N, Wang H, Liu Y, Flodby P, Laird-Offringa IA, Minoo P, Zhou B. Combinations of differentiation markers distinguish subpopulations of alveolar epithelial cells in adult lung. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2016 Jan 15; 310(2):L114-20. PMID: 26545903; PMCID: PMC4719049 [Available on 01/15/17].
    11. Marconett C, Zhou B, Siegmund KD, Borok Z, Laird-Offringa IA. Transcriptomic Profiling of Primary Alveolar Epithelial Cell Differentiation in Human and Rat. Genom Data. 2014 Dec 01; 2:105-109. PMID: 25343132.
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    12. Kage H, Flodby P, Gao D, Kim YH, Marconett C, DeMaio L, Kim KJ, Crandall ED, Borok Z. Claudin 4 knockout mice: normal physiological phenotype with increased susceptibility to lung injury. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2014 Oct 01; 307(7):L524-36. PMID: 25106430; PMCID: PMC4187039.
    13. Li G, Flodby P, Luo J, Kage H, Sipos A, Gao D, Ji Y, Beard LL, Marconett C, DeMaio L, Kim YH, Kim KJ, Laird-Offringa IA, Minoo P, Liebler JM, Zhou B, Crandall ED, Borok Z. Knockout mice reveal key roles for claudin 18 in alveolar barrier properties and fluid homeostasis. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2014 Aug; 51(2):210-22. PMID: 24588076; PMCID: PMC4148039.
    14. Shi J, Marconett C, Duan J, Hyland PL, Li P, Wang Z, Wheeler W, Zhou B, Campan M, Lee DS, Huang J, Zhou W, Triche T, Amundadottir L, Warner A, Hutchinson A, Chen PH, Chung BS, Pesatori AC, Consonni D, Bertazzi PA, Bergen AW, Freedman M, Siegmund KD, Berman BP, Borok Z, Chatterjee N, Tucker MA, Caporaso NE, Chanock SJ, Laird-Offringa IA, Landi MT. Characterizing the genetic basis of methylome diversity in histologically normal human lung tissue. Nat Commun. 2014 Feb 27; 5:3365. PMID: 24572595.
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    15. Tam KW, Zhang W, Soh J, Stastny V, Chen M, Sun H, Thu K, Rios JJ, Yang C, Marconett C, Selamat SA, Laird-Offringa IA, Taguchi A, Hanash S, Shames D, Ma X, Zhang MQ, Lam WL, Gazdar A. CDKN2A/p16 inactivation mechanisms and their relationship to smoke exposure and molecular features in non-small-cell lung cancer. J Thorac Oncol. 2013 Nov; 8(11):1378-88. PMID: 24077454; PMCID: PMC3951422.
    16. Marconett C, Zhou B, Rieger ME, Selamat SA, Dubourd M, Fang X, Lynch SK, Stueve TR, Siegmund KD, Berman BP, Borok Z, Laird-Offringa IA. Integrated transcriptomic and epigenomic analysis of primary human lung epithelial cell differentiation. PLoS Genet. 2013 Jun; 9(6):e1003513. PMID: 23818859; PMCID: PMC3688557.
    17. Marconett C, Singhal AK, Sundar SN, Firestone GL. Indole-3-carbinol disrupts estrogen receptor-alpha dependent expression of insulin-like growth factor-1 receptor and insulin receptor substrate-1 and proliferation of human breast cancer cells. Mol Cell Endocrinol. 2012 Nov 05; 363(1-2):74-84. PMID: 22835548; PMCID: PMC3684449.
    18. Marconett C, Sundar SN, Tseng M, Tin AS, Tran KQ, Mahuron KM, Bjeldanes LF, Firestone GL. Indole-3-carbinol downregulation of telomerase gene expression requires the inhibition of estrogen receptor-alpha and Sp1 transcription factor interactions within the hTERT promoter and mediates the G1 cell cycle arrest of human breast cancer cells. Carcinogenesis. 2011 Sep; 32(9):1315-23. PMID: 21693539; PMCID: PMC3165124.
    19. Marconett C, Morgenstern TJ, San Roman AK, Sundar SN, Singhal AK, Firestone GL. BZL101, a phytochemical extract from the Scutellaria barbata plant, disrupts proliferation of human breast and prostate cancer cells through distinct mechanisms dependent on the cancer cell phenotype. Cancer Biol Ther. 2010 Aug 15; 10(4):397-405. PMID: 20574166; PMCID: PMC3040855.
    20. Nguyen HH, Lavrenov SN, Sundar SN, Nguyen DH, Tseng M, Marconett C, Kung J, Staub RE, Preobrazhenskaya MN, Bjeldanes LF, Firestone GL. 1-Benzyl-indole-3-carbinol is a novel indole-3-carbinol derivative with significantly enhanced potency of anti-proliferative and anti-estrogenic properties in human breast cancer cells. Chem Biol Interact. 2010 Aug 05; 186(3):255-66. PMID: 20570586; PMCID: PMC3422669.
    21. Marconett C, Sundar SN, Poindexter KM, Stueve TR, Bjeldanes LF, Firestone GL. Indole-3-carbinol triggers aryl hydrocarbon receptor-dependent estrogen receptor (ER)alpha protein degradation in breast cancer cells disrupting an ERalpha-GATA3 transcriptional cross-regulatory loop. Mol Biol Cell. 2010 Apr 01; 21(7):1166-77. PMID: 20130088; PMCID: PMC2847521.
    22. Sundar SN, Marconett C, Doan VB, Willoughby JA, Firestone GL. Artemisinin selectively decreases functional levels of estrogen receptor-alpha and ablates estrogen-induced proliferation in human breast cancer cells. Carcinogenesis. 2008 Dec; 29(12):2252-8. PMID: 18784357; PMCID: PMC2639250.