Katherine Jones


Regulatory Biology Laboratory

Edwin K. Hunter Chair

Salk Institute for Biological Studies - Publications


M. Xu, J.J. Moresco, M Chang, A Mukim, D Smith, J.K. Diedrich, J.R. Yates III, K.A. Jones. 2018. SHMT2 and the BRCC36/BRISC deubiquitinase regulate HIV-1 Tat K63-ubiquitylation and destruction by autophagy, PLOS Pathogens.

Estarás, C., H.T. Hsu, L. Huang, and K.A. Jones. 2017. YAP repression of the WNT3 gene controls hESC differentiation along the cardiac mesoderm lineage, Genes & Dev.

Estarás, C., C. Benner and K. A. Jones. 2015. SMADs and YAP Compete to Control Elongation of β-Catenin:LEF-1 Recruited RNAPII during hESC Differentiation, Mol. Cell 58: 780–793.

Chen, Y., L. Zhang, C. Estarás, S, H. Choi, L. Moreno Jr., J. Karn, J. J. Moresco, J. R. Yates III, and K. A. Jones. 2014. A gene-specific role for the Ssu72 RNAPII CTD phosphatase in HIV-1 Tat transactivation, Genes & Dev. 28: 2261-2275.

Yoh, S., Lucas, J.S., and K.A. Jones. 2008. The Iws1:Spt6:CTD complex controls cotranscriptional mRNA biosynthesis and HYPB/Setd2-mediated histone H3K36 methylation. Genes & Dev. 22: 3422-3434.

Yoh, S.M., H. Cho, L. Pickle, R.M. Evans, and K.A. Jones. 2007. Binding of the Spt6 SH2 domain to Ser2-P RNAPII facilitates mRNA processing and export. Genes & Dev. 21: 160-174.

Willert, K. and K.A. Jones. 2006. Wnt signaling: Is the party in the nucleus? Genes & Dev. 20: 1394-1404.

Sierra, J., T. Yoshida, C.A. Joazeiro, and K.A. Jones. 2006. The APC tumor suppressor counteracts beta-catenin activation and H3K4 methylation at Wnt target genes. Genes & Dev. 20: 586-600.

Bres, V., N. Gomes, L. Pickle, and K.A. Jones. 2005. A human splicing factor, SKIP, associates with P-TEFb and enhances transcription elongation by HIV-1 Tat. Genes & Dev. 19: 1211-1226.

Fryer, C.J., J. B. White, and K.A. Jones. 2004. Mastermind recruits CycC:CDK8 to phosphorylate the Notch ICD and coordinate activation with turnover. Mol. Cell 16: 1-20.

Fryer, C.J., I. Turbachova, E. Lamar, C. Kintner, and K.A. Jones. 2002. Mastermind mediates chromatin-specific transcription and turnover of the Notch enhancer complex. Genes & Dev. 16: 1397-1411.

Wei, P., M.E. Garber, S.M. Fang, W.H. Fischer, and K.A. Jones. 1998. A novel CDK9-associated C-type cyclin interacts directly with HIV-1 Tat and mediates its high-affinity, loop-specific binding to TAR RNA. Cell 92: 451-462


PhD, Biochemistry, University of California, Riverside
Postdoctoral Research, University of California, Berkeley

Awards & Honors

  • 1987-1991 Pew Trust Scholar
  • Editorial Board, Genes and Development