Najla Kfoury-Beaumont

Title(s)Assistant Researcher, Neurological Surgery
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    Washington University In Saint Louis, Saint Louis, MOPostdoctoral Researcher Neurodegeneration, Epigenetics & Brain Tumors
    Wayne State University, Detroit, MIPh.D.12/2009Molecular Biology & Genetics/Neuroscience
    Wayne State University, Detroit, MIMS05/2005Clinical Laboratory Sciences
    American University of Beirut, Beirut, LebanonBS05/2002Medical Laboratory Sciences

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    Najla Kfoury-Beaumont, PhD, is the co-principal investigator of the Brain Tumor Epigenomics Laboratory at UC San Diego. Her research centers on uncovering sex-specific epigenetic differences in brain tumors that impart males with increased risk and resistance to therapy and females with lower cancer incidence and enhanced responsiveness to therapy. Understanding the effects of sex differences on genetic and epigenetic alterations in tumorigenesis is fundamental to developing personalized, sex-specific therapeutic strategies. In addition, she co-chairs the Department of Neurological Surgery’s Grant Review Committee, which supports faculty and resident applications for extramural funding.

    Dr. Kfoury-Beaumont is committed to creating a more inclusive future for biomedical research. She actively mentors and trains students who are women and/or members of historically underrepresented communities in science, including through UC San Diego's SURF and STARS programs. She is a member of the Society for Neuro-Oncology Women and Diversity Committee and a member of the Department of Neurological Surgery’s equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) committee.

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    1. The H3K27M mutation alters stem cell growth, epigenetic regulation, and differentiation potential. BMC Biol. 2022 05 30; 20(1):124. Kfoury-Beaumont N, Prakasam R, Pondugula S, Lagas JS, Matkovich S, Gontarz P, Yang L, Yano H, Kim AH, Rubin JB, Kroll KL. PMID: 35637482.
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    2. Brd4-bound enhancers drive cell-intrinsic sex differences in glioblastoma. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2021 04 20; 118(16). Kfoury N, Qi Z, Prager BC, Wilkinson MN, Broestl L, Berrett KC, Moudgil A, Sankararaman S, Chen X, Gertz J, Rich JN, Mitra RD, Rubin JB. PMID: 33850013; PMCID: PMC8072233.
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    3. Cooperative p16 and p21 action protects female astrocytes from transformation. Acta Neuropathol Commun. 2018 02 20; 6(1):12. Kfoury N, Sun T, Yu K, Rockwell N, Tinkum KL, Qi Z, Warrington NM, McDonald P, Roy A, Weir SJ, Mohila CA, Deneen B, Rubin JB. PMID: 29458417; PMCID: PMC5819173.
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    4. Novel human neuronal tau model exhibiting neurofibrillary tangles and transcellular propagation. Neurobiol Dis. 2017 Oct; 106:222-234. Reilly P, Winston CN, Baron KR, Trejo M, Rockenstein EM, Akers JC, Kfoury N, Diamond M, Masliah E, Rissman RA, Yuan SH. PMID: 28610892; PMCID: PMC5593133.
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    5. Cell-intrinsic, Bmal1-dependent Circadian Regulation of Temozolomide Sensitivity in Glioblastoma. J Biol Rhythms. 2017 04; 32(2):121-129. Slat EA, Sponagel J, Marpegan L, Simon T, Kfoury N, Kim A, Binz A, Herzog ED, Rubin JB. PMID: 28470120; PMCID: PMC6410359.
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    6. Reprogramming Medulloblastoma-Propagating Cells by a Combined Antagonism of Sonic Hedgehog and CXCR4. Cancer Res. 2017 03 15; 77(6):1416-1426. Ward SA, Warrington NM, Taylor S, Kfoury N, Luo J, Rubin JB. PMID: 28031228; PMCID: PMC5505622.
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    7. Anti-tau antibodies that block tau aggregate seeding in vitro markedly decrease pathology and improve cognition in vivo. Neuron. 2013 Oct 16; 80(2):402-414. Yanamandra K, Kfoury N, Jiang H, Mahan TE, Ma S, Maloney SE, Wozniak DF, Diamond MI, Holtzman DM. PMID: 24075978; PMCID: PMC3924573.
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    8. Heparan sulfate proteoglycans mediate internalization and propagation of specific proteopathic seeds. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Aug 13; 110(33):E3138-47. Holmes BB, DeVos SL, Kfoury N, Li M, Jacks R, Yanamandra K, Ouidja MO, Brodsky FM, Marasa J, Bagchi DP, Kotzbauer PT, Miller TM, Papy-Garcia D, Diamond MI. PMID: 23898162; PMCID: PMC3746848.
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    9. Trans-cellular propagation of Tau aggregation by fibrillar species. J Biol Chem. 2012 Jun 01; 287(23):19440-51. Kfoury N, Holmes BB, Jiang H, Holtzman DM, Diamond MI. PMID: 22461630; PMCID: PMC3365982.
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    10. Identification of neuronal target genes for CCAAT/enhancer binding proteins. Mol Cell Neurosci. 2009 Mar; 40(3):313-27. Kfoury N, Kapatos G. PMID: 19103292; PMCID: PMC2703816.
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    11. Quantification and assessment of viability of Cryptococcus neoformans by LightCycler amplification of capsule gene mRNA. J Med Microbiol. 2004 Dec; 53(Pt 12):1201-1206. Amjad M, Kfoury N, Cha R, Mobarak R. PMID: 15585498.
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