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Angela Lager

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Chicago
DepartmentPathology
AddressChicago IL 60637
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    Dr. Lager’s research and clinical interests are focused on using clinical cytogenetic and molecular genetic modalities for the investigation and discovery of neoplasm-associated genetic abnormalities. She’s interested in employing sophisticated clinical laboratory diagnostics toward discovery of novel disease markers, and using these markers for patient prognosis and treatment stratification.

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    Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OHPhD05/2015Genetics
    University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WIFellowship06/2017Clinical Cytogenetics and Genomics
    University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WIFellowship06/2018Clinical Molecular Genetics and Genomics

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    1. Johnston H, Rahmani Youshanlouei H, Osei C, Patel AA, DuVall AS, Wang P, Wanjari P, Segal JP, Venkataraman G, Cheng JX, Gurbuxani S, Lager AM, Fitzpatrick C, Thirman MJ, Nawas MT, Liu H, Drazer MW, Odenike O, Larson RA, Stock W, Saygin C, Johnston H, Youshanlouei HR, Osei C, Patel AA, DuVall A, Wang P, Wanjari P, Segal J, Venkataraman G, Cheng JX, Gurbuxani S, Lager A, Fitzpatrick C, Thirman M, Nawas M, Liu H, Drazer M, Odenike O, Larson R, Stock W, Saygin C. Socioeconomic determinants of the biology and outcomes of acute lymphoblastic leukemia in adults. Blood Adv. 2024 01 09; 8(1):164-171. PMID: 38039510; PMCID: PMC10787242.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    2. Stubbins RJ, Asom AS, Wang P, Lager AM, Gary A, Godley LA. Germline loss-of-function BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations and risk of de novo hematopoietic malignancies. Haematologica. 2024 Jan 01; 109(1):351-356. PMID: 37139596; PMCID: PMC10772530.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    3. Saygin C, Zhang P, Stauber J, Aldoss I, Sperling AS, Weeks LD, Luskin MR, Knepper TC, Wanjari P, Wang P, Lager AM, Fitzpatrick C, Segal JP, Gharghabi M, Gurbuxani S, Venkataraman G, Cheng JX, Eisfelder BJ, Bohorquez O, Patel AA, Umesh Nagalakshmi S, Jayaram S, Odenike OM, Larson RA, Godley LA, Arber DA, Gibson CJ, Munshi NC, Marcucci G, Ebert BL, Greally JM, Steidl U, Lapalombella R, Shah BD, Stock W. Acute lymphoblastic leukemia with myeloid mutations is a high-risk disease associated with clonal hematopoiesis. Blood Cancer Discov. 2023 Dec 27. PMID: 38150184.
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    4. Rohrer CT, Lager AM, Brooks EG, Horner VL. Postmortem genetic testing in sudden unexplained death: A public health laboratory experience. J Forensic Sci. 2023 Nov; 68(6):2065-2075. PMID: 37614113.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    5. Symes E, Wang P, Lager AM, Bishop MR, Aqil B, Venkataraman G. TP53/PLCG2-mutated diffuse large B-cell lymphoma richter transformation (DLBCL-RT) of CLL with unusual CD2 and PD-1 expression. Leuk Lymphoma. 2022 11; 63(11):2735-2738. PMID: 35719104.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    6. Kaumeyer B, Fidai S, Sukhanova M, Yap KL, Segal J, Raca G, Stock W, McNeer J, Lager AM, Gurbuxani S. MUC4 expression by immunohistochemistry is a specific marker for BCR-ABL1+ and BCR-ABL1-like B-lymphoblastic leukemia. Leuk Lymphoma. 2022 06; 63(6):1436-1444. PMID: 35171727.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    7. Gutiontov SI, Turchan WT, Spurr LF, Rouhani SJ, Chervin CS, Steinhardt G, Lager AM, Wanjari P, Malik R, Connell PP, Chmura SJ, Juloori A, Hoffman PC, Ferguson MK, Donington JS, Patel JD, Vokes EE, Weichselbaum RR, Bestvina CM, Segal JP, Pitroda SP. CDKN2A loss-of-function predicts immunotherapy resistance in non-small cell lung cancer. Sci Rep. 2021 10 08; 11(1):20059. PMID: 34625620; PMCID: PMC8501138.
      Citations: 38     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    8. Scribano CM, Wan J, Esbona K, Tucker JB, Lasek A, Zhou AS, Zasadil LM, Molini R, Fitzgerald J, Lager AM, Laffin JJ, Correia-Staudt K, Wisinski KB, Tevaarwerk AJ, O'Regan R, McGregor SM, Fowler AM, Chappell RJ, Bugni TS, Burkard ME, Weaver BA. Chromosomal instability sensitizes patient breast tumors to multipolar divisions induced by paclitaxel. Sci Transl Med. 2021 Sep 08; 13(610):eabd4811. PMID: 34516829; PMCID: PMC8612166.
      Citations: 24     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    9. Carll T, Patel A, Derman B, Hyjek E, Lager A, Wanjari P, Segal J, Odenike O, Fidai S, Arber D. Diagnosis and treatment of mixed phenotype (T-myeloid/lymphoid) acute leukemia with novel ETV6-FGFR2 rearrangement. Blood Adv. 2020 10 13; 4(19):4924-4928. PMID: 33049052; PMCID: PMC7556145.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    10. Setia N, Wang CX, Lager A, Maron S, Shroff S, Arndt N, Peterson B, Kupfer SS, Ma C, Misdraji J, Catenacci D, Hart J. Morphologic and molecular analysis of early-onset gastric cancer. Cancer. 2020 01 01; 127(1):103-114. PMID: 33048355.
      Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    11. Zastrow DB, Baudet H, Shen W, Thomas A, Si Y, Weaver MA, Lager AM, Liu J, Mangels R, Dwight SS, Wright MW, Dobrowolski SF, Eilbeck K, Enns GM, Feigenbaum A, Lichter-Konecki U, Lyon E, Pasquali M, Watson M, Blau N, Steiner RD, Craigen WJ, Mao R, ClinGen Inborn Errors of Metabolism Working Group. Unique aspects of sequence variant interpretation for inborn errors of metabolism (IEM): The ClinGen IEM Working Group and the Phenylalanine Hydroxylase Gene. Hum Mutat. 2018 11; 39(11):1569-1580. PMID: 30311390; PMCID: PMC6556116.
      Citations: 24     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    12. Lager AM, Corradin OG, Cregg JM, Elitt MS, Shick HE, Clayton BLL, Allan KC, Olsen HE, Madhavan M, Tesar PJ. Rapid functional genetics of the oligodendrocyte lineage using pluripotent stem cells. Nat Commun. 2018 09 13; 9(1):3708. PMID: 30213958; PMCID: PMC6137209.
      Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    13. Elitt MS, Shick HE, Madhavan M, Allan KC, Clayton BLL, Weng C, Miller TE, Factor DC, Barbar L, Nawash BS, Nevin ZS, Lager AM, Li Y, Jin F, Adams DJ, Tesar PJ. Chemical Screening Identifies Enhancers of Mutant Oligodendrocyte Survival and Unmasks a Distinct Pathological Phase in Pelizaeus-Merzbacher Disease. Stem Cell Reports. 2018 09 11; 11(3):711-726. PMID: 30146490; PMCID: PMC6135742.
      Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    14. Burkard ME, Deming DA, Parsons BM, Kenny PA, Schuh MR, Leal T, Uboha N, Lang JM, Thompson MA, Warren R, Bauman J, Mably MS, Laffin J, Paschal CR, Lager AM, Lee K, Matkowskyj KA, Buehler DG, Rehrauer WM, Kolesar J. Implementation and Clinical Utility of an Integrated Academic-Community Regional Molecular Tumor Board. JCO Precis Oncol. 2017; 1. PMID: 32913980; PMCID: PMC7450916.
      Citations: 15     Fields:    
    15. Zechel JL, Doerner SK, Lager A, Tesar PJ, Heaney JD, Nadeau JH. Contrasting effects of Deadend1 (Dnd1) gain and loss of function mutations on allelic inheritance, testicular cancer, and intestinal polyposis. BMC Genet. 2013 Jun 17; 14:54. PMID: 23773267; PMCID: PMC3693958.
      Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    16. Najm FJ, Lager AM, Zaremba A, Wyatt K, Caprariello AV, Factor DC, Karl RT, Maeda T, Miller RH, Tesar PJ. Transcription factor-mediated reprogramming of fibroblasts to expandable, myelinogenic oligodendrocyte progenitor cells. Nat Biotechnol. 2013 May; 31(5):426-33. PMID: 23584611; PMCID: PMC3678540.
      Citations: 134     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
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