Dr. Jenkins in front of a mass spectrometer.

Lisa M. Jenkins, Ph.D.

  • Center for Cancer Research
  • National Cancer Institute
Laboratory of Cell Biology


Dr. Jenkins obtained her Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Georgia. She continued her research at the National Cancer Institute, applying mass spectrometry and biochemical methods to examine the regulation and functional consequences of p53 post-translational modification. Currently, Dr. Jenkins serves as Facility Manager for the Mass Spectrometry Section within the CCR Collaborative Protein Technology Resource. In this capability, she collaborates with CCR researchers by performing mass spectrometry experiments to further investigate critical biological questions.

Areas of Expertise

Mass Spectrometry


Selected Publications

Conserved protein Pir2ARS2 mediates gene repression through cryptic introns in lncRNAs

Thillainadesan G, Xiao H, Holla S, Dhakshnamoorthy J, Jenkins LMM, Wheeler D, Grewal SIS.
Nat Commun. 11: 2412, 2020. [ Journal Article ]

The RepID-CRL4 ubiquitin ligase complex regulates metaphase to anaphase transition via BUB3 degradation

Jang SM, Nathans JF, Fu H, Redon CE, Jenkins LM, Thakur BL, Pongor LS, Baris AM, Gross JM, O╩╣Neill MJ, Indig FE, Cappell SD, Aladjem MI
Nat Commun. 11: 24, 2020. [ Journal Article ]

Enrichment of Aurora B kinase at the inner kinetochore controls outer kinetochore assembly

Bonner MK, Haase J, Swinderman J, Halas H, Miller Jenkins LM, Kelly AE.
J Cell Biol. 218: 3237-3257, 2019. [ Journal Article ]

Tissue Architectural Cues Drive Organ Targeting of Tumor Cells in Zebrafish

Paul CD, Bishop K, Devine A, Paine EL, Staunton JR, Thomas SM, Thomas JR, Doyle AD, Miller Jenkins LM, Morgan NY, Sood R, Tanner K
Cell Syst. 9: 187-206, 2019. [ Journal Article ]

Inhibition of HIV Maturation via Selective Unfolding and Cross-Linking of Gag Polyprotein by a Mercaptobenzamide Acetylator

Miller Jenkins LM, Paine EL, Deshmukh L, Nikolayevskiy H, Lyons GC, Scerba MT, George Rosenker K, Luecke HF, Louis JM, Chertova E, Gorelick RJ, Ott DE, Clore GM, Appella DH
J Am Chem Soc. 141: 8327-8338, 2019. [ Journal Article ]