Monika Gullerova

Associate Professor in Experimental Pathology and Tutor of Medicine


Dr Monika Gullerova studied molecular biology at Comenius University in Bratislava, where she developed her passion for molecular biology and experimental oncology. After graduation, she moved to Vienna to conduct her PhD and to extend research interests in the basic science of transcriptional regulation.

In 2006 Monika joined Professor Nicholas Proudfoot’s laboratory in Oxford as Postdoctoral Fellow investigating functions of Cohesin and RNA interference pathways. During her postdoctoral studies she was awarded the L’Oreal/UNESCO Women in Science UK award and joined Exeter College as Staines Medical Research Fellow. Concurrently Monika conducted studies at Harvard Medical School and Kyoto University.

In 2013 Monika established her own laboratory in the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology in Oxford, funded by MRC’s Career Development Award. Her research group investigates DNA damage response, in particular how RNA mediates rapid and efficient DNA damage repair. She was awarded the Hugh Price Fellowship at Jesus College in 2015. More recently, Monika was awarded a prestigious Senior Research Fellowship by Cancer Research UK to fund her research on genome stability and its relevance to cancer.

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Selected Publications

Burger K, Schlackow M, Hester S, Mohammed S and Gullerova M; Nuclear phosphorylated Dicer processes double-stranded RNA in response to DNA damage. J Cell Biol, 2017. under revision.

Bhardwaj S, Schlackow M and Gullerova M; Transcription is essential for the establishment of sister chromatid cohesion on chromosomal arms. Nucleic Acids Res, 2016. 44 (14):

Neve J, Burger K, Li W, Hoque M, Patel R, Tian B, Gullerova M and Furger A; Human nuclear Dicer modulates the chromatin landscape surrounding poly(A) sites and regulates alternative cleavage and polyadenylation, Genome Res, 2016. 26 (1): 24-35.

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