Our work in aging focuses on insulin signaling pathways and metabolic networks. We are also interested in cellualar reprogramming approaches.


  1. Reconstructing and reprogramming the developmental hierarchy of glioblastoma, Mario L. Suvà*, Esther Rheinbay* et al, Cell, 2014.
  2. Chris Nogiec, Allison Burkhart, Jonathan Dreyfuss, Simon Kasif* and ME Patti*, Metabolic Analysis of Insulin Resistance, in revision (contributed equally authors), in review.
  3. To supplement or not tosupplement: a metabolic network framework for human nutritional supplements. Nogiec CD, Kasif S. PLoS One. 2013;8(8):e68751. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0068751. PMID: 23967053
  4. Deep sequencing of the oral microbiome reveals s signatures of periodontal disease, Bo Liu1,2*, Lina Faller3*, Niels Klitgord3*, Varun Mazumdar3*, Mohammad Ghodsi1,2,Daniel D. Sommer1, Theodore R. Gibbons1,4, Todd J. Treangen1,10, Yi-Chien Chang3,Shan Li5, O. Colin Stine5, Hatice Hasturk8, Simon Kasif3,7,9, Daniel Segrè3,6,7#,  Mihai Pop1,2,4#, Salomon Amar3,8#,, PLOS One, 2012
  5. Network Signatures of Insulin Resistance and Life Span, M. Liu, M. Mori, IS. Kohane, ME Patti, A. Goldfine, CR Kahn, S. Kasif, in preparation.
  6. Towards a Personal Repeatome: A Genome-Wide Survey of Length Variation in Short Tandem Repeats in Human Gene Transcripts, in preparation.
  7. A Systems Biology Approach Links Inflammation to the Predisposition to Metabolic Diseases in Mouse Strains, Marcelo Mori*, Manway Liu*, Simon Kasif, Ron Kahn, Diabetes 2010.
  8. Transcriptome Analysis Reveals Parallel Dysregulation of Oxidative Metabolism and Inflammation in Muscle and Adipose Tissue With Progression of Insulin Resistance in Humans, Mary-Elizabeth Patti, Manway Liu, Wanzhu Jin, Carles Lerin, Jonathan Dreyfuss, Martha Vokes, Joshua Schroeder, Elizabeth Tatro, Peter Park, Isaac Kohane, Igor Leykin, Simon Kasif, and Allison Goldfine, in preparation.
  9. Triplet repeat length bias and variation in the human transcriptome,  Molla M*, Delcher A*, Cantor CR, Kasif S, Proc. of National Academy of Sciences, Oct. 2009, PMID: 19805156
  10. Integration of heterogeneous expression data sets extends the role of the retinol pathway in diabetes and insulin resistance. Park PJ, Kong SW, Tebaldi T, Lai WR, Kasif S, Kohane IS. Bioinformatics. 2009 Dec 1;25(23):3121-7. Epub 2009 Sep 28.PMID: 19786482
  11. Biological process linkage networks. Dotan-Cohen D, Letovsky S, Melkman AA, Kasif S. PLoS ONE. 2009;4(4):e5313. Epub 2009 Apr 23. PMID 19390589
  12. Accelerated postnatal growth increases lipogenic gene expression and adipocyte size in low-birth weight mice. Isganaitis E, Jimenez-Chillaron J, Woo M, Chow A, DeCoste J, Vokes M, Liu M, Kasif S, Zavacki AM, Leshan RL, Myers MG, Patti ME. Diabetes. 2009 May;58(5):1192-200. Epub 2009 Feb 10. PMID: 19208909
  13. Integration of relational and hierarchical network information for protein function prediction. Jiang X, Nariai N, Steffen M, Kasif S, Kolaczyk ED. BMC Bioinformatics. 2008 Aug 22; 9:350. PMID: 18721473
  14. Context specific protein function prediction. Nariai N, Kasif S. Genome Inform. 2007; 18:173-82. PMID: 18546485
  15. Tullai JW, Schaffer ME, Mullenbrock S, Sholder G, Kasif S, Cooper GM. Immediate-early and delayed primary response genes are distinct in function and genomic architecture, J Biol Chem. 2007 Jun 15;
  16. Liu M, Liberzon A, Kong SW, Lai WR, Park PJ, Kohane IS, Kasif S. Network-based analysis of affected biological processes in type 2 diabetes models. PLoS Genet. 2007 Jun 15;3(6):e96. PMID:17571924
  17. Tullai JW, Chen J, Schaffer ME, Kamenetsky E, Kasif S, Cooper GM. Glycogen synthase kinase-3 represses cyclic AMP response element-binding protein (CREB)-targeted immediate early genes in quiescent cells. J Biol Chem. 2007 Mar 30;282(13):9482-91. Epub 2007 Feb 3. PMID: 17277356
  18. Murali TM, Wu CJ, Kasif S. The art of gene function prediction. Nature Biotechnology. 2006 Dec;24(12):1474-5. PMID: 17160037
  19. Rachlin J, Cohen DD, Cantor C, Kasif S. Biological context networks: a mosaic view of the interactome. Nature/Embo. Mol Syst Biol. 2006;2:66. Epub 2006 Nov 28. PMID: 17130868
  20. Lee S, Kohane I, Kasif S. Genes involved in complex adaptive processes tend to have highly conserved upstream regions in mammalian genomes. BMC Genomics. 2005 Nov 27;6:168. PMID: 16309559
  21. Tullai JW, Schaffer ME, Mullenbrock S, Kasif S, Cooper GM. Identification of transcription factor binding sites upstream of human genes regulated by the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase and MEK/ERK signaling pathways. J Biol Chem. 2004 May 7;279(19):20167-77. Epub 2004 Feb 9. PMID: 14769801