Sundeep Kalantry, Ph.D.

Sundeep Kalantry, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Human Genetics

3710-D Med Sci II SPC 5618
1241 E. Catherine St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5618


Administrative Contact

Sue Kellogg

Areas of Interest

Epigenetics, X-chromosome inactivation, stem cell biology.

Honors & Awards

  • 2012-2014 March of Dimes Basil O'Connor Starter Scholar Research Award
  • 2011-2016 NIH Director's New Innovator Award
  • 2011-2015 Ellison Medical Foundation New Scholar in Aging
  • 2009 Biological Sciences Scholar, University of Michigan
  • 2007-12 NIH Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00)
  • 2003-06 American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 2001 Julian R. Rachele Prize, Weill Graduate School of Medical Sciences of Cornell University


  • 2002-2009 Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • 1995-2001 Ph.D., Cell Biology and Genetics/Molecular Biology, Weill Graduate School of Medical Sciences of Cornell University, New York, NY
  • 1989-93 B.A., Biochemistry, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Published Articles or Reviews

Huisman B, Manske G, Carney S, and Kalantry S. Functional dissection of the m6A RNA modification. Trends in Biochemical Sciences 2017 January (In Press).

Zhang H, Gayen S, Xiong J, Zhou B, Shanmugam AK, Sun Y, Rao RC, Wang S, Nesvizhskii AI, Kalantry S, Dou Y. MLL1 Inhibition reprograms embryonic and epiblast stem cells to naïve pluripotency via altered histone H3 K4 methylation. Cell Stem Cell 2016 April 7;18 (4):481-494. PubMed PMID 26996599; PubMed Central PMCID PMC4826731.

Gayen S, Maclary E, Buttigieg E, Hinten M, Kalantry S. A Primary role for the Tsix lncRNA in maintaining random X-chromosome inactivation. Cell Reports 2015 May 26;11(8):1251-65. PubMed PMID: 25981039; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4449283.

Sarkar MK, Gayen S, Kumar S, Maclary E, Buttigieg E, Hinten M, Kumari A, Harris C, Sado T, Kalantry S. An Xist-activating antisense RNA required for X-chromosome inactivation. Nature Communications 2015 Oct 19;6:8564. PubMed PMID: 26477563; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4616153.

Gayen S, Maclary E, Hinten M, Kalantry S. Sex-specific silencing of X-linked genes by the Xist RNA. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the U.S.A. 2016 Jan 19;113(3):E309-18. PubMed PMID: 26739568; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4725534.

Hinten M, Maclary E, Gayen S, Harris C, Kalantry S. Visualizing Long Noncoding RNAs on Chromatin. Methods Mol Biol 1402: 147-64, 2016. PubMed PMID: 26721489; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5094191.

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