Margaret Ferris

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Clinical Fellow, Hematology and Oncology
Hematology and Oncology

phone: (314) 454-6018


  • BS, Carnegie Mellon University2005
  • PhD, Washington University2013
  • MD, Washington University2013


  • Intern, St. Louis Children's Hospital2013 - 2014
  • Resident, St. Louis Children's Hospital2014 - 2015
  • Clinical Fellow, Washington University2015 - 2019

Licensure and Board Certification

  • MO, Missouri Board of Registration for the Healing Arts
  • 2018General Pediatrics
  • 2021MO, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology #3689

Honors and Awards

  • Beckman Scholar2003 - 2004
  • Pediatric Scientist Development Award2016 - 2019
  • Alex's Lemonade Stand Young Investigator Award2019 - 2022

Recent Publications view all (13)

Publication Co-Authors

  1. A sheep in wolf's clothing? Wild-type P53 disguises as mutant to promote leukemogenesis. Haematologica. 2022. PMID:35199508 
  2. DNMT3A overgrowth syndrome is associated with the development of hematopoietic malignancies in children and young adults. Blood. 2022;139(3):461-464. PMCID:PMC8777205  PMID:34788385 
  3. Cytokine exposure mediates transcriptional activation of the orphan nuclear receptor Nur77 in hematopoietic cells. J Biol Chem. 2021;297(5):101240. PMCID:PMC8528724  PMID:34571009 
  4. RXRA DT448/9PP generates a dominant active variant capable of inducing maturation in acute myeloid leukemia cells Haematologica. 2021. doi:10.3324/haematol.2021.278603  PMID:34134472 
  5. Endogenous and combination retinoids are active in myelomonocytic leukemias Haematologica. 2021;106(4):1008-21. doi:10.3324/haematol.2020.264432  PMID:33241677 
  6. CDK1 and CDK2 regulate NICD1 turnover and the periodicity of the segmentation clock. EMBO Rep. 2019;20(7). doi:10.15252/embr.201846436  PMCID:PMC6607002  PMID:31267714 
  7. Epigenomic analysis of the HOX gene loci reveals mechanisms that may control canonical expression patterns in AML and normal hematopoietic cells. Leukemia. 2015;29(6):1279-89. doi:10.1038/leu.2015.6  PMCID:PMC4456213  PMID:25600023 
  8. The R882H DNMT3A mutation associated with AML dominantly inhibits wild-type DNMT3A by blocking its ability to form active tetramers Cancer Cell. 2014;25(4):442-54. doi:10.1016/j.ccr.2014.02.010  PMCID: PMC4018976   PMID:24656771  
  9. Background mutations in parental cells account for most of the genetic heterogeneity of induced pluripotent stem cells. Cell Stem Cell. 2012;10(5):570-82. doi:10.1016/j.stem.2012.03.002  PMCID:PMC3348423  PMID:22542160 
  10. Patterns of clonal evolution in relapsed acute myeloid leukemia revealed by whole genome sequencing Nature. 2012;481(7382):506-10. doi:10.1038/nature10738  PMCID:PMC3267864  PMID:22237025  
  11. Drosophila Ventral Furrow Morphogenesis: A Proteomic Analysis. Development. 2004;131(3):643-56. doi:10.1242/dev.00955  PMID:14711877  
  12. Expression of corticotropin releasing hormone receptors type I and type II mRNA in suicide victims and controls Mol Psychiatry. 2001;6(5):540-6. doi:10.1038/  PMID:11526468  
  13. "Cytokine-mediated Nur77 Transcriptional Activation in Hematopoietic cells JBC. 
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