Dr Howard Lindsay

Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences & Year 1 Director

Research Overview

My main research interests are the mechanisms that maintain genome stability, in particular the cellular responses to DNA damage and DNA replication stress. Using Xenopus cell-free egg extracts as a model system, the primary aim of this work is a greater understanding of the way the various DNA damage response pathways are integrated with the cell cycle machinery and how failure of these pathways can contribute to the development and progression of cancer.

Selected Publications

Molecular basis for PrimPol recruitment to replication forks by RPA
Guilliam, T.A., Brissett, N.C., Ehlinger, A., Keen, B.A., Kolesar, P., Taylor, E.M., Bailey, L., Lindsay, H.D., Chazin, W.J., Doherty, A.J. 23/05/2017 In: Nature Communications. 8, 14 p.
Journal article

Cip29 is phosphorylated following activation of the DNA damage response in Xenopus egg extracts
Holden, J., Taylor, E.M., Lindsay, H.D. 17/07/2017 In: PLoS ONE. 12, 7, 20 p.
Journal article

DNA replication stress and cancer: cause or cure?
Taylor, E.M., Lindsay, H.D. 01/2016 In: Future Oncology. 12, 2, p. 221-237. 17 p.
Journal article

PrimPol bypasses UV photoproducts during chromosomal DNA replication
Bianchi, J., Rudd, S.G., Jozwiakowski, S.K., Bailey, L.J., Soura, V., Taylor, E., Stevanovic, I., Green, A.J., Stracker, T.H., Lindsay, H., Doherty, A.J. 21/11/2013 In: Molecular Cell. 52, 4, p. 566-573. 8 p.
Journal article

Depletion of Uhrf1 inhibits chromosomal DNA replication in Xenopus egg extracts
Taylor, E., Bonsu-Dartnall, N., Price, J., Lindsay, H. 20/06/2013 In: Nucleic Acids Research. 41, 16, p. 7725-7737. 13 p.
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The Mre11/Rad50/Nbs1 complex functions in resection-based DNA end joining in Xenopus laevis.
Taylor, E.M., Cecillon, S.M., Bonis, A., Chapman, J.R., Povirk, L.F., Lindsay, H.D. 01/2010 In: Nucleic Acids Research. 38, 2, p. 441-454. 14 p.
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  • Cancer Biology and Genome Stability
  • Experimental Medicine