Maria Kireeva, Ph.D.

Maria  Kireeva, Ph.D.
Staff Scientist

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Dr. Kireeva’s research is focused on mechanisms promoting faithful transcription of genomic DNA in bacteria, yeast and mammals. She is investigating fidelity of mRNA synthesis using biochemically defined and cell extract-based systems. She participates in a collaborative effort to reveal mechanisms and biological effects of misincorporations, insertions and deletions during transcription elongation and explores effects of DNA damage on RNA polymerase II progression. Dr. Kireeva is actively involved in development of new therapeutic applications of native and chemically-modified RNA-based nanoparticles. In an effort to find new safe anti-HCV therapy, she established that the ability of nuclear RNA polymerase II to metabolize anti-viral NTP analogues may contribute to the compound toxicity.

Areas of Expertise
in vitro transcription, DNA repair, protein purification, pre-steady-state kinetic analyses

Contact Info

Maria Kireeva, Ph.D.
Center for Cancer Research
National Cancer Institute
Building 560, Room 11-24
Frederick, MD 21702-1201
Ph: 301-846-1799

Selected Publications

  1. Kireeva ML, Kashlev M, Burton ZF.
    Chem. Rev.. 113: 8325-30, 2013. [ Journal Article ]
  2. Kireeva ML, Opron K, Seibold SA, Domecq C, Cukier RI, Coulombe B, Kashlev M, Burton ZF.
    BMC Biophys. 5: 11, 2012. [ Journal Article ]
  3. Afonin KA, Kireeva M, Grabow WW, Kashlev M, Jaeger L, Shapiro BA.
    Nano Lett.. 12: 5192-5, 2012. [ Journal Article ]
  4. Kireeva M, Kashlev M, Burton ZF.
    Biochim. Biophys. Acta. 1799: 389-401, 2009. [ Journal Article ]
  5. Kireeva ML, Kashlev M.
    Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A.. 106: 8900-5, 2009. [ Journal Article ]