Ruhikanta A. Meetei, PhD

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-636-1768

Fax 513-636-3768

Email ruhikanta.meetei@cchmc.org

Clinical Interests

Fanconi anemia; chromosome instability; DNA repair; multiprotein complex

Research Interests

Research in my laboratory focuses on functional analysis of Fanconi anemia gene products. The major research focus includes identification of new FA genes and signal transduction pathways that regulate DNA damage induced activation of the FA-core complex. Important technologies include biochemical purification of multiprotein complexes from human cell extracts, immunoprecipitation, RNAi, and biochemical assays. My long-term research goal is to use Fanconi anemia as a model system to study some of the important fundamental questions of cancer biology in general.

BS: Manipur University, India, 1989.

MS: Manipur University, India, 1992.

PhD: Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, 2000.

Singh TR, Saro D, Ali AM, Zheng XF, Du CH, Killen MW, Sachpatzidis A, Wahengbam K, Pierce AJ, Xiong Y, Sung P, Meetei AR. MHF1-MHF2, a histone-fold-containing protein complex, participates in the Fanconi anemia pathway via FANCM. Mol Cell. 2010 Mar 26;37(6):879-86.

Singh TR, Bakker ST, Agarwal S, Jansen M, Grassman E, Godthelp BC, Ali AM, Du CH, Rooimans MA, Fan Q, Wahengbam K, Steltenpool J, Andreassen PR, Williams DA, Joenje H, de Winter JP, Meetei AR. Impaired FANCD2 monoubiquitination and hypersensitivity to camptothecin uniquely characterize Fanconi anemia complementation group M. Blood. 2009 Jul 2;114(1):174-80.

Ali AM, Kirby M, Jansen M, Lach FP, Schulte J, Singh TR, Batish SD, Auerbach AD, Williams DA, Meetei AR. Identification and characterization of mutations in FANCL gene: a second case of Fanconi anemia belonging to FA-L complementation group. Hum Mutat. 2009 Jul;30(7):E761-70.

Ali AM, Singh TR, Meetei AR. FANCM-FAAP24 and FANCJ: FA proteins that metabolize DNA. Mutat Res. 2009 Jul 31;668(1-2):20-6. Epub 2009 Apr 18. Review.

Singh TR, Ali AM, Busygina V, Raynard S, Fan Q, Du CH, Andreassen PR, Sung P, Meetei AR. BLAP18/RMI2, a novel OB-fold-containing protein, is an essential component of the Bloom helicase-double Holliday junction dissolvasome. Genes Dev. 2008 Oct 15;22(20):2856-68.

Meetei AR, Medhurst AL, Ling C, Xue Y, Singh TR, Bier P, Steltenpool J, Stone S, Dokal I, Mathew CG, Hoatlin M, Joenje H, de Winter JP, Wang W. A human ortholog of archaeal DNA repair protein Hef is defective in Fanconi anemia complementation group M. Nat Genet. 2005 Sep;37(9):958-63.