Isabel Beerman, Ph.D.

Stadtman Investigator

Translational Gerontology / Epigenetics and Stem Cell Aging Unit


Room 10C220
251 Bayview Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21224


Research Topics

The Epigenetics and Stem Cell Aging Unit is focused on understanding mechanisms that underlie age-associated functional decline, with a focus on adult tissue-specific stem cells. By establishing the mechanisms leading to dysregulation of stem cells, we can begin to target these alterations to restore potential to the aging stem cell compartments. As the tissue-specific stem cells are responsible for maintaining overall tissue homeostasis, reestablishing the full potential to these aged cells could mitigate many aged associated phenotypes.

Selected Publications

  1. Beerman I. Accumulation of DNA damage in the aged hematopoietic stem cell compartment. Semin Hematol. 2017;54(1):12-18.

  2. Gutierrez-Martinez P, Hogdal L, Nagai M, Kruta M, Singh R, Sarosiek K, Nussenzweig A, Beerman I, Letai A, Rossi DJ. Diminished apoptotic priming and ATM signalling confer a survival advantage onto aged haematopoietic stem cells in response to DNA damage. Nat Cell Biol. 2018;20(4):413-421.

  3. Garrison BS, Rybak AP, Beerman I, Heesters B, Mercier FE, Scadden DT, Bryder D, Baron R, Rossi DJ. ZFP521 regulates murine hematopoietic stem cell function and facilitates MLL-AF9 leukemogenesis in mouse and human cells. Blood. 2017;130(5):619-624.

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