Kateryna Makova

Director of the Center for Medical Genomics; Professor of Biology

Kateryna Makova

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Molecular evolution, population genetics, evolutionary genomics, bioinformatics, and human genetics.

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Genome Mitochondrial Dna Dna Mutation Y Chromosome Maternal Age Mothers Vertebrates Oocytes Mutation Rate G Quadruplexes High Throughput Nucleotide Sequencing Nucleotides Sex Chromosomes Chromosomes Costs And Cost Analysis Pedigree Dna Directed Dna Polymerase Chromatin Mammalian Chromosomes Germ Cells Nurses Dna Sequence Analysis Gene Expression Macaca

Most Recent Publications

Methylation profiles at birth linked to early childhood obesity

Delphine Lariviere, Sarah J.C. Craig, Ian M. Paul, Emily E. Hohman, Jennifer S. Savage, Robert O. Wright, Francesca Chiaromonte, Kateryna D. Makova, Matthew L. Reimherr, 2024, Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease

Angelika Lahnsteiner, Sarah J.C. Craig, Kaivan Kamali, Bernadette Weissensteiner, Barbara Claire McGrath, Angela Risch, Kateryna D. Makova, 2024,

Marta Tomaszkiewicz, Kristoffer Sahlin, Paul Medvedev, Kateryna D. Makova, 2023, Genome Biology and Evolution

Matthias H. Weissensteiner, Marzia A. Cremona, Wilfried M. Guiblet, Nicholas Stoler, Robert S. Harris, Monika Cechova, Kristin A. Eckert, Francesca Chiaromonte, Yi Fei Huang, Kateryna D. Makova, 2023, Genome Research on p. 907-923

Kateryna D. Makova, Matthias H. Weissensteiner, 2023, Trends in Genetics on p. 109-124

Arang Rhie, Sergey Nurk, Monika Cechova, Savannah J. Hoyt, Dylan J. Taylor, Nicolas Altemose, Paul W. Hook, Sergey Koren, Mikko Rautiainen, Ivan A. Alexandrov, Jamie Allen, Mobin Asri, Andrey V. Bzikadze, Nae Chyun Chen, Chen Shan Chin, Mark Diekhans, Paul Flicek, Giulio Formenti, Arkarachai Fungtammasan, Carlos Garcia Giron, Erik Garrison, Ariel Gershman, Jennifer L. Gerton, Patrick G.S. Grady, Andrea Guarracino, Leanne Haggerty, Reza Halabian, Nancy F. Hansen, Robert Scott Harris, Gabrielle A. Hartley, William T. Harvey, Marina Haukness, Jakob Heinz, Thibaut Hourlier, Robert M. Hubley, Sarah E. Hunt, Stephen Hwang, Miten Jain, Rupesh K. Kesharwani, Alexandra P. Lewis, Heng Li, Glennis A. Logsdon, Julian K. Lucas, Wojciech Makalowski, Christopher Markovic, Fergal J. Martin, Ann M. Mc Cartney, Rajiv C. McCoy, Jennifer McDaniel, Brandy M. McNulty, Paul Medvedev, Alla Mikheenko, Katherine M. Munson, Terence D. Murphy, Hugh E. Olsen, Nathan D. Olson, Luis F. Paulin, David Porubsky, Tamara Potapova, Fedor Ryabov, Steven L. Salzberg, Michael E.G. Sauria, Fritz J. Sedlazeck, Kishwar Shafin, Valery A. Shepelev, Alaina Shumate, Jessica M. Storer, Likhitha Surapaneni, Angela M. Taravella Oill, Françoise Thibaud-Nissen, Winston Timp, Marta Tomaszkiewicz, Mitchell R. Vollger, Brian P. Walenz, Allison C. Watwood, Matthias H. Weissensteiner, Aaron M. Wenger, Melissa A. Wilson, Samantha Zarate, Yiming Zhu, Justin M. Zook, Evan E. Eichler, Rachel J. O’Neill, Michael C. Schatz, Karen H. Miga, Kateryna D. Makova, Adam M. Phillippy, 2023, Nature

Mary Elizabeth Stein, Suzanne E. Hile, Matthias H. Weissensteiner, Marietta Lee, Sufang Zhang, Eduard Kejnovský, Iva Kejnovská, Kateryna D. Makova, Kristin A. Eckert, 2022, DNA Repair

Edmundo Torres-Gonzalez, Kateryna D. Makova, 2022, Frontiers in Genetics

Merly Escalona, Jake VanCampen, Nicholas Maurer, Nicholas Mauer, Marina Haukness, R Harris, Mariam Okhovat, Robert Harris, Allison Watwood, Paul Medvedev, Allison Watwood, Gabrielle Hartley, K Makova, Rachel O’Neill, Christopher Vollmers, R O'Neill, Lucia Corbone, P Medvedev, others, Richard Green, Kateryna Makova, C Vollmers, L Carbone, R Green, 2022, Journal of Heredity on p. 35-43

Barbara Arbeithuber, Mazia Cremona, James Hester, Alison Barrett, Bonnie Higgins, Kate Anthony, Francesca Chiaromonte, Francisco J. Diaz, Kateryna Makova, 2022, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America on p. e2118740119

Most-Cited Papers

Arang Rhie, Shane A. McCarthy, Olivier Fedrigo, Joana Damas, Giulio Formenti, Sergey Koren, Marcela Uliano-Silva, William Chow, Arkarachai Fungtammasan, Juwan Kim, Chul Lee, Byung June Ko, Mark Chaisson, Gregory L. Gedman, Lindsey J. Cantin, Francoise Thibaud-Nissen, Leanne Haggerty, Iliana Bista, Michelle Smith, Bettina Haase, Jacquelyn Mountcastle, Sylke Winkler, Sadye Paez, Jason Howard, Sonja C. Vernes, Tanya M. Lama, Frank Grutzner, Wesley C. Warren, Christopher N. Balakrishnan, Dave Burt, Julia M. George, Matthew T. Biegler, David Iorns, Andrew Digby, Daryl Eason, Bruce Robertson, Taylor Edwards, Mark Wilkinson, George Turner, Axel Meyer, Andreas F. Kautt, Paolo Franchini, H. William Detrich, Hannes Svardal, Maximilian Wagner, Gavin J.P. Naylor, Martin Pippel, Milan Malinsky, Mark Mooney, Maria Simbirsky, Brett T. Hannigan, Trevor Pesout, Marlys Houck, Ann Misuraca, Sarah B. Kingan, Richard Hall, Zev Kronenberg, Ivan Sović, Christopher Dunn, Zemin Ning, Alex Hastie, Joyce Lee, Siddarth Selvaraj, Richard E. Green, Nicholas H. Putnam, Ivo Gut, Jay Ghurye, Erik Garrison, Ying Sims, Joanna Collins, Sarah Pelan, James Torrance, Alan Tracey, Jonathan Wood, Robel E. Dagnew, Dengfeng Guan, Sarah E. London, David F. Clayton, Claudio V. Mello, Samantha R. Friedrich, Peter V. Lovell, Ekaterina Osipova, Farooq O. Al-Ajli, Simona Secomandi, Heebal Kim, Constantina Theofanopoulou, Michael Hiller, Yang Zhou, Robert S. Harris, Kateryna D. Makova, Paul Medvedev, Jinna Hoffman, Patrick Masterson, Karen Clark, Fergal Martin, Kevin Howe, Paul Flicek, Brian P. Walenz, Woori Kwak, Hiram Clawson, Mark Diekhans, Luis Nassar, Benedict Paten, Robert H.S. Kraus, Andrew J. Crawford, M. Thomas P. Gilbert, Guojie Zhang, Byrappa Venkatesh, Robert W. Murphy, Klaus Peter Koepfli, Beth Shapiro, Warren E. Johnson, Federica Di Palma, Tomas Marques-Bonet, Emma C. Teeling, Tandy Warnow, Jennifer Marshall Graves, Oliver A. Ryder, David Haussler, Stephen J. O’Brien, Jonas Korlach, Harris A. Lewin, Kerstin Howe, Eugene W. Myers, Richard Durbin, Adam M. Phillippy, Erich D. Jarvis, 2021, Nature on p. 737-746

Boris Rebolledo-Jaramillo, Marcia Su, Nicholas Stoler, Jennifer A. McElhoe, N Stoler, Ben Dickins, D Blankenberg, Thorfinn S. Korneliussen, Francesca Chiaromonte, Rasmus Nielsen, M Holland, Ian M. Paul, Anton Nekrutenko, Kateryna D. Makova, 2014, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America on p. 15474-15479

Kateryna D. Makova, Ross C. Hardison, 2015, Nature Reviews Genetics on p. 213-223

Ian M. Paul, Jennifer S. Williams, Stephanie Anzman-Frasca, Jessica S. Beiler, Kateryna D. Makova, Michele E. Marini, Lindsey B. Hess, Susan E. Rzucidlo, Nicole Verdiglione, Jodi A. Mindell, Leann L. Birch, 2014, BMC Pediatrics

Jennifer McElhoe, M Holland, Kateryna D. Makova, Marcia Shu Wei Su, A Nekrutenko, Boris Rebolledo-Jaramillo, Ian M. Paul, Christine Baker, Seth Faith, Brian Young, 2014, Forensic Science International: Genetics on p. 20-29

Marta Tomaszkiewicz, Samarth Rangavittal, Monika Cechova, Rebeca Campos Sanchez, Howard W. Fescemyer, Robert Harris, Danling Ye, Patricia C.M. O'Brien, Rayan Chikhi, Oliver A. Ryder, Malcolm A. Ferguson-Smith, Paul Medvedev, Kateryna D. Makova, 2016, Genome Research on p. 530-540

Marta Tomaszkiewicz, Paul Medvedev, Kateryna D. Makova, 2017, Trends in Genetics on p. 266-282

Arkarachai Fungtammasan, Guruprasad Ananda, Suzanne E. Hile, Marcia Shu Wei Su, Chen Sun, Robert Harris, Paul Medvedev, Kristin Eckert, Kateryna D. Makova, 2015, Genome Research on p. 736-749

Wilfried Guiblet, Marzia Cremona, Robert Harris, Di Chen, Kristin A. Eckert, Francesca Chiaromonte, Yi Fei Huang, Kateryna D. Makova, 2021, Nucleic Acids Research on p. 1497--1516

Arslan A. Zaidi, Peter R. Wilton, Marcia Shu Wei Su, Ian M. Paul, Barbara Arbeithuber, Kate Anthony, Anton Nekrutenko, Rasmus Nielsen, Kateryna D. Makova, 2019, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America on p. 25172-25178

News Articles Featuring Kateryna Makova

Unraveling the Mysteries Of The Y Chromosome

Kateryna Makova talks about Y chromosome and her findings recently reported in the journal Nature

DNA sequence of the human Y chromosome fully determined for first time

The first full sequence of the last human chromosome — the Y chromosome — to be assembled is complete, thanks to an international collaboration that includes Penn State researchers. The new sequence, which fills in gaps across more than 50% of the Y chromosome’s length, uncovers genomic features with implications for fertility, as well as cancer risk and severity.

DNA sequence of the human Y chromosome fully determined for first time

Published in Nature, the international efforts revealed the first full sequencing of the human sex chromosome.

Structured Nucleic Acids Day, Robert Simpson and Sons Lecture set for April 18

A half-day symposium on structured (noncanonical) nucleic acids will be held on Tuesday, April 18, in Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library, Penn State University Park.

Makova awarded Masatoshi Nei Innovation Prize in Biology

Kateryna Makova, Verne M. Willaman Chair in the Life Sciences and professor of biology at Penn State, has been awarded the Masatoshi Nei Innovation Prize in Biology. The award was established through a generous gift from Masatoshi Nei, emeritus professor of biology at Penn State and Laura Carnell Professor of Biology at Temple University, and his wife Nobuko Nei.

Help for Ukraine scholars: Higher education rallies to provide jobs, support

Institutions post opportunities for scientific researchers and students who have been displaced by the war with Russia.

Are egg cells in aging primates protected from mutations?

A new study shows that mutation frequencies in mitochondrial DNA are lower, and increase less with age, in the precursors of egg cells than in the cells of other tissues in a primate.

Are egg cells in aging primates protected from mutations?

New mutations occur at increasing rates in the mitochondrial genomes of developing egg cells in aging rhesus monkeys, but the increases appear to plateau at a certain age and are not as large as those seen in non-reproductive cells, like muscle and liver.

Unusual DNA folding increases the rates of mutations

DNA sequences that can fold into shapes other than the classic double helix tend to have higher mutation rates than other regions in the human genome. New research by a team of Penn State scientists shows that the elevated mutation rate in these sequences plays a major role in determining regional variation in mutation rates across the genome.

Makova selected as holder of the Verne M. Willaman Chair in the Life Sciences

Kateryna Makova, Pentz Professor of Biology at Penn State, has been appointed as holder of the Verne M. Willaman Chair in the Life Sciences. The appointment, effective on Sept. 1, was made by the Office of the President of the University, based on the recommendation of the dean, in recognition of Makova’s national and international reputation for excellence in research and teaching.