Short CV/Education and training

  • Since 2017
    Assistant Professor, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

  • 2010 – 2017
    Research Fellow at the National Institutes of Health, USA

  • 2007 – 2010
    Ph.D. In Cellular Molecular and Industrial Biology, University of Bologna, Italy

Selected publications

  • Porter J, Fisher BE, Baranello L, Liu JC, Kambach DM, Nie Z, Stommel JM, Levens D, Batchelor E. Global inhibition with specific activation: how p53 and c-Myc redistribute the transcriptome in the DNA double-strand break response. Molecular Cell. 2017 Aug 31.

  • Kieffer-Kwon KR, Nimura K, Rao SSP, Xu J, Jung S, Pekowska A, Dose M, Stevens E, Mathe E, Dong P, Huang SC, Ricci MA, Baranello L, Zheng Y, Ardori FT, Resch W, Stavreva D, Nelson S, McAndrew M, Casellas A, Finn E, Gregory C, St Hilaire BG, Johnson SM, Dubois W, Cosma MP, Batchelor E, Levens D, Phair RD, Misteli T, Tessarollo L, Hager G, Lakadamyali M, Liu Z, Floer M, Shroff H, Aiden EL, Casellas R. Myc Regulates Chromatin Decompaction and Nuclear Architecture during B Cell Activation. Molecular Cell. 2017 Aug 17;67(4):566-578.

  • Kouzine F*, Wojtowicz D*, Baranello L, Yamane A, Nelson S, Resch W, Kieffer-Kwon KR, Benham C, Casellas R, Przytycka TM, Levens D. Abundant formation and regulatory potential of non-B DNA structures across the mammalian genome. Cell System. 2017 Mar 22;4(3):344-356.

  • Baranello L*, Wojtowicz D*, Cui K, Devaiah BN, Chung HJ, Chan-Salis KY, Guha R, Wilson K, Zhang X, Zhang H, Piotrowski J, Thomas CJ, Singer DS, Pugh BF, Pommier Y, Przytycka TM, Kouzine F, Lewis BA, Zhao K, Levens D. RNA Polymerase II Regulates Topoisomerase 1 Activity to Favor Efficient Transcription. Cell. 2016 Apr 7;165(2):357-71.

  • Baranello L, Kouzine F, Wojtowicz D, Cui K, Przytycka TM, Zhao K, Levens D. DNA break mapping reveals topoisomerase II activity genome-wide. Int J Mol Sci. 2014 Jul 23;15(7):13111-22.

  • Kouzine F*, Gupta A*, Baranello L*, Wojtowicz D, Ben-Aissa K, Liu J, Przytycka TM, Levens D. Transcription-dependent dynamic supercoiling is a short range genomic force. Nature Struct Mol Biol. 2013 Mar;20(3):396-403.

  • Baranello L, Bertozzi D, Fogli MV, Pommier Y, Capranico G. DNA topoisomerase I inhibition by camptothecin induces escape of RNA polymerase II from promoter-proximal pause site, antisense transcription, and histone acetylation at the human HIF-1a gene locus. Nucleic Acids Res. 2010 Jan;38(1):159-71.

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