Marie La Russa


Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences, 2010 - present

University of California, San Francisco, CA

B.S. in Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology; Minor in French, 2005-2009

University of California, Los Angeles, CA



  • Wang H, La Russa M, Qi S Lei, CRISPR-Cas9 in genome editing and beyond, The Annual Review of Biochemistry, June 2016. Vol. 85: 227-264

    La Russa MF, Qi LS. The new state of the art: Cas9 for gene activation and repression. Mol. Cell Biol. 35: 3800-3809. 2015 Nov 15.    

    Yu C, Liu Y, Ma T, Xu S, Liu K, Zhang Y, La Russa MF, Xie M, Ding S, Qi LS. Small molecules enhance CRISPR genome editing in pluripotent stem cells. Cell Stem Cell 16, 142-147 (2015).

    Zalatan JG, Lee ME, Gilbert LA, Almeida R, Tsai JC, Whitehead EH, La Russa MF, Weissman JS, Dueber JE, Qi LS, Lim WA. Engineering complex synthetic transcriptional programs with CRISPR RNA scaffolds. Cell  160, 339-350 (2015).

    Parchem RJ, Ye J, Judson RL, La Russa MF, Krishnakumar R, Oldham MC, and Blelloch RH. Two miRNA clusters reveal alternative paths in late-stage reprogramming. Cell Stem Cell 14, 617-631 (2014).

    Turlo KA, Noel OD, Vora R, La Russa MF, Fassler R, Hall-Glenn F, and Iruela-Arispe ML. An essential requirement for β1 integrin in the assembly of extracellular matrix proteins within the vascular wall. Dev Biol. 365, 23-35 (2012).