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Hou Chunhui

Associate Professor

Department of Biolgoy


Professional Experience:

Dec 2009 – Aug 2013

Postdoctoral fellow

Advisor: Dr. Victor G. Corces (HHMI professor)

Department of Biology, Emory University

Atlanta, Georgia, USA


Dec 2004 – Nov 2009

Visiting fellow

(Award: 2007 Fellow Awards for Research Excellence, NIH)

Advisor: Dr. Ann Dean

Laboratory of Cellular and Developmental Biology

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases National Institutes of Health

Bethesda, Maryland, USA


Educational Background:

Sep 1997 – Jul 2004

Ph.D. , Molecular and Cellular Biology

Mentor: Dr. Ruo-Lan Qian

State Key Laboratory of Molecular Biology

Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology

Chinese Academy of Sciences

Shanghai, China


Sep1993 – Jul 1997

B.S., Microbiology and Microbial Engineering

School of Life Sciences, Fudan University

Shanghai, China


Selected Publication:

Li Li#, Xiaowen Lyu#, Chunhui Hou#, Naomi Takenaka, Huy Q. Nguyen, Chin-Tong Ong, Caelin Cubenas-Potts, Ming Hu, Elissa P. Lei, Giovanni Bosco, Zhaohui S. Qin, and Victor G. Corces*. Widespread Rearrangement of 3D Chromatin Organization Underlies Polycomb-mediated Stress-induced Silencing. Mol Cell. 2015 April 16, 58. (#co-first author)

Hou C#, Li L#, Qin ZS*, Corces VG*. Gene density, transcription, and insulators contribute to the partition of the Drosophila genome into physical domains. Mol Cell. 2012 Nov 9;48(3):471-84. (#co-first author)

Hou, C.H., Dale, R. and Dean, A. Cell type specificity of chromatin organization mediated by CTCF and cohesin. PNAS, 107 (8): 3651-3656, 2010

Hou, C.H., Zhao, H., Tanimoto, K. and Dean, A. CTCF-dependent enhancer blocking by alternative chromatin loop formation. PNAS, 105 (51): 20398-20403, 2008.

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