Paul R. Andreassen, PhD

Member, Division of Experimental Hematology & Cancer Biology

Academic Affiliations

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-636-0499

Fax 513-636-3549



Fanconi anemia; cell cycle check points; genetic instability; replication stress; relationship of DNA repair and chromatin; mitosis; cell biology

BS: Willamette University, Salem, Oregon, 1984.

PhD: University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, 1995.

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Park JY, Singh TR, Nassar N, Zhang F, Freund M, Hanenberg H, Meetei AR, Andreassen PR. Breast cancer-associated missense mutants of the PALB2 WD40 domain, which directly binds RAD51C, RAD51 and BRCA2, disrupt DNA repair. Oncogene. 2014 Oct 2;33(40):4803-12.

Duan W, Gao L, Zhao W, Leon M, Sadee W, Webb A, Resnick K, Wu X, Ramaswamy B, Cohn DE, Shapiro C, Andreassen PR, Otterson GA, Villalona-Calero MA. Assessment of FANCD2 nuclear foci formation in paraffin-embedded tumors: a potential patient-enrichment strategy for treatment with DNA interstrand crosslinking agents. Trans Res. 2013; 161(3): 156-64.

Du W, Rani R, Sipple J, Schick J, Myers KC, Mehta P, Andreassen PR, Davies SM, Pang Q. The FA pathway counteracts oxidative stress through selective protection of antioxidant defense gene promoters. Blood. 2012;119(18): 4142-51. 

Sin HS, Barski A, Zhang F, Kartashov AV, Nussenzweig A, Chen J, Andreassen PR, Namekawa SH. RNF8 regulates active epigenetic modifications and escape gene activation from inactive sex chromosomes in post-meiotic spermatids. Genes Dev. 2012 26(24):2737-48.

Zhang F, Bick G, Park JY, Andreassen PR. MDC1 and RNF8 function in a pathway that directs BRCA1-dependent localization of PALB2 required for homologous recombination. J Cell Sci. 2012; 125(24):6049-57.

Ichijima Y, Ichijima M, Lou Z, Nussenzweig A, Camerini-Otero RD, Chen J, Andreassen PR and Namekawa SH. MDC1 directs chromosome-wide silencing of the sex chromosomes in male germ cells. Genes Dev. 2011;25(9):959-71.

Kavanaugh GM, Wise-Draper TM, Morreale RJ, Morrison MA, Gole B, Schwemberger S, Tichy ED, Lu L, Babcock GF, Wells JM, Drissi R, Bissler JJ, Stambrook PJ, Andreassen PR, Wiesmuller L and Wells SI. The human DEK oncogene regulates DNA damage response signaling and repair. Nucleic Acids Res. 2011 ;39(17):7465-76.

Melendez J, Stengel K, Zhou X, Chauchan BK, Debidda M, Andreassen PR, Lang RA and Zheng Y. RhoA GTPase is dispensable for actomyosin regulation but is essential for mitosis in primary mouse embryonic fibroblasts. J Biol Chem. 2011;286(17):15132-7.

Montes de Oca R, Andreassen PR and Wilson KL. Barrier-to-autointegration factor influences specific histone modifications. Nucleus. 2011; 2(6):580-90.

Hayakawa T, Zhang F, Hayakawa N, Ohtani Y, Shinmyozu K, Nakayama J and Andreassen PR. MRG15 binds directly to PALB2 and stimulates homology-directed repair of chromosomal breaks. J Cell Sci. 2010;127(Pt 7):1124-30.

Zhang F, Fan Q, Ren K, Auerbach AD and Andreassen PR. FANCJ/BRIP1 recruitment and regulation of FANCD2 in DNA damage responses. Chromosoma. 2010;119(6):637-49.

Pang Q and Andreassen PR. Fanconi anemia proteins and endogenous stresses. Mutat Res. 2009;668(1-2):42-53.

Fan Q, Zhang F, Barrett B, Ren K and Andreassen PR. A role for monoubiquitinated FANCD2 at telomeres in ALT cells. Nucleic Acids Res. 2009;37(6):1740-54.

Andreassen PR and Ren K. Fanconi anemia proteins, DNA interstrand crosslink repair pathways, and cancer therapy. Curr. Cancer Drug Targets. 2009;9(1):101-17.

Zhang F, Fan Q, Ren K and Andreassen PR. PALB2 functionally connects the breast cancer susceptibility proteins BRCA1 and BRCA2. Mol Cancer Res. 2009;7(7):1110-8.