Joaquin Espinosa, PhD
Professor, Pharmacology

Department: Pharmacology


  • Sullivan KD, Galbraith MD, Kinning KT, Bartsch KW, Levinsky NC, Araya P, Smith KP, Granrath RE, Shaw JR, Baxter RM, Jordan KR, Russell SA, Dzieciatkowska ME, Reisz JA, Gamboni F, Cendali FI, Ghosh T, Monte AA, Bennett TD, Miller MG, Hsieh EW, D'Alessandro A, Hansen KC, Espinosa JM. The COVIDome Explorer researcher portal. Cell Rep. 2021 Aug 17;36(7):109527. PubMed PMID: 34348131
  • Rossi FA, Calvo Roitberg EH, Enriqué Steinberg JH, Joshi MU, Espinosa JM, Rossi M. HERC1 Regulates Breast Cancer Cells Migration and Invasion. Cancers (Basel). 2021 Mar 15;13(6). PubMed PMID: 33804079
  • Liggett LA, Galbraith MD, Smith KP, Sullivan KD, Granrath RE, Enriquez-Estrada B, Kinning KT, Shaw JR, Rachubinski AL, Espinosa JM, DeGregori J. Precocious clonal hematopoiesis in Down syndrome is accompanied by immune dysregulation. Blood Adv. 2021 Apr 13;5(7):1791-1796. PubMed PMID: 33787858
  • Galbraith MD, Andrysik Z, Sullivan KD, Espinosa JM. Global Analyses to Identify Direct Transcriptional Targets of p53. Methods Mol Biol. 2021;2267:19-56. PubMed PMID: 33786783
  • Galbraith MD, Kinning KT, Sullivan KD, Baxter R, Araya P, Jordan KR, Russell S, Smith KP, Granrath RE, Shaw JR, Dzieciatkowska M, Ghosh T, Monte AA, D'Alessandro A, Hansen KC, Benett TD, Hsieh EW, Espinosa JM. Seroconversion stages COVID19 into distinct pathophysiological states. Elife. 2021 Mar 16;10. PubMed PMID: 33724185
  • Rossi FA, Enriqué Steinberg JH, Calvo Roitberg EH, Joshi MU, Pandey A, Abba MC, Dufrusine B, Buglioni S, De Laurenzi V, Sala G, Lattanzio R, Espinosa JM, Rossi M. USP19 modulates cancer cell migration and invasion and acts as a novel prognostic marker in patients with early breast cancer. Oncogenesis. 2021 Mar 13;10(3):28. PubMed PMID: 33714979
  • Andrysik Z, Bender H, Galbraith MD, Espinosa JM. Multi-omics analysis reveals contextual tumor suppressive and oncogenic gene modules within the acute hypoxic response. Nat Commun. 2021 Mar 2;12(1):1375. PubMed PMID: 33654095
  • Pham AT, Rachubinski AL, Enriquez-Estrada B, Worek K, Griffith M, Espinosa JM. JAK inhibition for treatment of psoriatic arthritis in Down syndrome. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2021 Sep 1;60(9):e309-e311. PubMed PMID: 33630031
  • Vita S, Di Bari V, Corpolongo A, Goletti D, Espinosa J, Petracca S, Palmieri F, Nicastri E. Down Syndrome patients with COVID-19 pneumonia: A high-risk category for unfavourable outcome. Int J Infect Dis. 2021 Feb;103:607-610. PubMed PMID: 33271290
  • Galbraith MD, Kinning KT, Sullivan KD, Baxter R, Araya P, Jordan KR, Russell S, Smith KP, Granrath RE, Shaw J, Dzieciatkowska M, Ghosh T, Monte AA, D'Alessandro A, Hansen KC, Bennett TD, Hsieh EWY, Espinosa JM. Seroconversion stages COVID19 into distinct pathophysiological states. medRxiv. 2020 Dec 7. PubMed PMID: 33330890
  • Tuttle KD, Waugh KA, Araya P, Minter R, Orlicky DJ, Ludwig M, Andrysik Z, Burchill MA, Tamburini BAJ, Sempeck C, Smith K, Granrath R, Tracy D, Baxter J, Espinosa JM, Sullivan KD. JAK1 Inhibition Blocks Lethal Immune Hypersensitivity in a Mouse Model of Down Syndrome. Cell Rep. 2020 Nov 17;33(7):108407. PubMed PMID: 33207208
  • Snyder HM, Bain LJ, Brickman AM, Carrillo MC, Esbensen AJ, Espinosa JM, Fernandez F, Fortea J, Hartley SL, Head E, Hendrix J, Kishnani PS, Lai F, Lao P, Lemere C, Mobley W, Mufson EJ, Potter H, Zaman SH, Granholm AC, Rosas HD, Strydom A, Whitten MS, Rafii MS. Further understanding the connection between Alzheimer's disease and Down syndrome. Alzheimers Dement. 2020 Jul;16(7):1065-1077. PubMed PMID: 32544310
  • Espinosa JM. Down Syndrome and COVID-19: A Perfect Storm?. Cell Rep Med. 2020 May 19;1(2):100019. PubMed PMID: 32501455
  • Rizzotto D, Zaccara S, Rossi A, Galbraith MD, Andrysik Z, Pandey A, Sullivan KD, Quattrone A, Espinosa JM, Dassi E, Inga A. Nutlin-Induced Apoptosis Is Specified by a Translation Program Regulated by PCBP2 and DHX30. Cell Rep. 2020 Mar 31;30(13):4355-4369.e6. PubMed PMID: 32234473
  • Espinosa JM. Transcriptional control by enhancers: working remotely for improved performance. Transcription. 2020 Feb;11(1):1-2. PubMed PMID: 32054432
  • Waugh KA, Araya P, Pandey A, Jordan KR, Smith KP, Granrath RE, Khanal S, Butcher ET, Estrada BE, Rachubinski AL, McWilliams JA, Minter R, Dimasi T, Colvin KL, Baturin D, Pham AT, Galbraith MD, Bartsch KW, Yeager ME, Porter CC, Sullivan KD, Hsieh EW, Espinosa JM. Mass Cytometry Reveals Global Immune Remodeling with Multi-lineage Hypersensitivity to Type I Interferon in Down Syndrome. Cell Rep. 2019 Nov 12;29(7):1893-1908.e4. PubMed PMID: 31722205
  • Araya P, Waugh KA, Sullivan KD, Núñez NG, Roselli E, Smith KP, Granrath RE, Rachubinski AL, Enriquez Estrada B, Butcher ET, Minter R, Tuttle KD, Bruno TC, Maccioni M, Espinosa JM. Trisomy 21 dysregulates T cell lineages toward an autoimmunity-prone state associated with interferon hyperactivity. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2019 Nov 26;116(48):24231-24241. PubMed PMID: 31699819
  • Powers RK, Culp-Hill R, Ludwig MP, Smith KP, Waugh KA, Minter R, Tuttle KD, Lewis HC, Rachubinski AL, Granrath RE, Carmona-Iragui M, Wilkerson RB, Kahn DE, Joshi M, Lleó A, Blesa R, Fortea J, D'Alessandro A, Costello JC, Sullivan KD, Espinosa JM. Trisomy 21 activates the kynurenine pathway via increased dosage of interferon receptors. Nat Commun. 2019 Oct 18;10(1):4766. PubMed PMID: 31628327
  • Steinparzer I, Sedlyarov V, Rubin JD, Eislmayr K, Galbraith MD, Levandowski CB, Vcelkova T, Sneezum L, Wascher F, Amman F, Kleinova R, Bender H, Andrysik Z, Espinosa JM, Superti-Furga G, Dowell RD, Taatjes DJ, Kovarik P. Transcriptional Responses to IFN-? Require Mediator Kinase-Dependent Pause Release and Mechanistically Distinct CDK8 and CDK19 Functions. Mol Cell. 2019 Nov 7;76(3):485-499.e8. PubMed PMID: 31495563
  • Wheeler LJ, Watson ZL, Qamar L, Yamamoto TM, Sawyer BT, Sullivan KD, Khanal S, Joshi M, Ferchaud-Roucher V, Smith H, Vanderlinden LA, Brubaker SW, Caino CM, Kim H, Espinosa JM, Richer JK, Bitler BG. Multi-Omic Approaches Identify Metabolic and Autophagy Regulators Important in Ovarian Cancer Dissemination. iScience. 2019 Sep 27;19:474-491. PubMed PMID: 31437751
  • Rachubinski AL, Estrada BE, Norris D, Dunnick CA, Boldrick JC, Espinosa JM. Janus kinase inhibition in Down syndrome: 2 cases of therapeutic benefit for alopecia areata. JAAD Case Rep. 2019 Apr;5(4):365-367. PubMed PMID: 31008170
  • Espinosa JM. Transcriptional CDKs in the spotlight. Transcription. 2019 Apr;10(2):45-46. PubMed PMID: 30946639
  • Oliphant MUJ, Vincent MY, Galbraith MD, Pandey A, Zaberezhnyy V, Rudra P, Johnson KR, Costello JC, Ghosh D, DeGregori J, Espinosa JM, Ford HL. SIX2 Mediates Late-Stage Metastasis via Direct Regulation of SOX2 and Induction of a Cancer Stem Cell Program. Cancer Res. 2019 Feb 15;79(4):720-734. PubMed PMID: 30606720
  • Galbraith MD, Bender H, Espinosa JM. Therapeutic targeting of transcriptional cyclin-dependent kinases. Transcription. 2019 Apr;10(2):118-136. PubMed PMID: 30409083
  • Sullivan KD, Galbraith MD, Andrysik Z, Espinosa JM. Mechanisms of transcriptional regulation by p53. Cell Death Differ. 2018 Jan;25(1):133-143. PubMed PMID: 29125602
  • Hamlett ED, Ledreux A, Potter H, Chial HJ, Patterson D, Espinosa JM, Bettcher BM, Granholm AC. Exosomal biomarkers in Down syndrome and Alzheimer's disease. Free Radic Biol Med. 2018 Jan;114:110-121. PubMed PMID: 28882786
  • Guarnieri AL, Towers CG, Drasin DJ, Oliphant MUJ, Andrysik Z, Hotz TJ, Vartuli RL, Linklater ES, Pandey A, Khanal S, Espinosa JM, Ford HL. The miR-106b-25 cluster mediates breast tumor initiation through activation of NOTCH1 via direct repression of NEDD4L. Oncogene. 2018 Jul;37(28):3879-3893. PubMed PMID: 29662198
  • Hamlett ED, Ledreux A, Potter H, Chial HJ, Patterson D, Espinosa JM, Bettcher BM, Granholm AC. Exosomal biomarkers in Down syndrome and Alzheimer's disease. Free Radic Biol Med. 2018 Jan;114:110-121. PubMed PMID: 28882786
  • Culp-Hill R, Zheng C, Reisz JA, Smith K, Rachubinski A, Nemkov T, Butcher E, Granrath R, Hansen KC, Espinosa JM, D'Alessandro A. Red blood cell metabolism in Down syndrome: hints on metabolic derangements in aging. Blood Adv. 2017 Dec 26;1(27):2776-2780. PubMed PMID: 29296929
  • Galbraith MD, Andrysik Z, Pandey A, Hoh M, Bonner EA, Hill AA, Sullivan KD, Espinosa JM. CDK8 Kinase Activity Promotes Glycolysis. Cell Rep. 2017 Nov 7;21(6):1495-1506. PubMed PMID: 29117556
  • Sullivan KD, Evans D, Pandey A, Hraha TH, Smith KP, Markham N, Rachubinski AL, Wolter-Warmerdam K, Hickey F, Espinosa JM, Blumenthal T. Trisomy 21 causes changes in the circulating proteome indicative of chronic autoinflammation. Sci Rep. 2017 Nov 1;7(1):14818. PubMed PMID: 29093484
  • Andrysik Z, Galbraith MD, Guarnieri AL, Zaccara S, Sullivan KD, Pandey A, MacBeth M, Inga A, Espinosa JM. Identification of a core TP53 transcriptional program with highly distributed tumor suppressive activity. Genome Res. 2017 Oct;27(10):1645-1657. PubMed PMID: 28904012
  • Espinosa JM. On the Origin of lncRNAs: Missing Link Found. Trends Genet. 2017 Oct;33(10):660-662. PubMed PMID: 28778681
  • Audetat KA, Galbraith MD, Odell AT, Lee T, Pandey A, Espinosa JM, Dowell RD, Taatjes DJ. A Kinase-Independent Role for Cyclin-Dependent Kinase 19 in p53 Response. Mol Cell Biol. 2017 Jul 1;37(13). PubMed PMID: 28416637
  • Liang K, Volk AG, Haug JS, Marshall SA, Woodfin AR, Bartom ET, Gilmore JM, Florens L, Washburn MP, Sullivan KD, Espinosa JM, Cannova J, Zhang J, Smith ER, Crispino JD, Shilatifard A. Therapeutic Targeting of MLL Degradation Pathways in MLL-Rearranged Leukemia. Cell. 2017 Jan 12;168(1-2):59-72.e13. PubMed PMID: 28065413
  • Andrews FH, Tong Q, Sullivan KD, Cornett EM, Zhang Y, Ali M, Ahn J, Pandey A, Guo AH, Strahl BD, Costello JC, Espinosa JM, Rothbart SB, Kutateladze TG. Multivalent Chromatin Engagement and Inter-domain Crosstalk Regulate MORC3 ATPase. Cell Rep. 2016 Sep 20;16(12):3195-207. PubMed PMID: 27653685
  • Sullivan KD, Lewis HC, Hill AA, Pandey A, Jackson LP, Cabral JM, Smith KP, Liggett LA, Gomez EB, Galbraith MD, DeGregori J, Espinosa JM. Trisomy 21 consistently activates the interferon response. Elife. 2016 Jul 29;5. PubMed PMID: 27472900
  • Ferreyra Solari NE, Belforte FS, Canedo L, Videla-Richardson GA, Espinosa JM, Rossi M, Serna E, Riudavets MA, Martinetto H, Sevlever G, Perez-Castro C. The NSL Chromatin-Modifying Complex Subunit KANSL2 Regulates Cancer Stem-like Properties in Glioblastoma That Contribute to Tumorigenesis. Cancer Res. 2016 Sep 15;76(18):5383-94. PubMed PMID: 27406830
  • Perez-Perri JI, Dengler VL, Audetat KA, Pandey A, Bonner EA, Urh M, Mendez J, Daniels DL, Wappner P, Galbraith MD, Espinosa JM. The TIP60 Complex Is a Conserved Coactivator of HIF1A. Cell Rep. 2016 Jun 28;16(1):37-47. PubMed PMID: 27320910
  • Espinosa JM. Revisiting lncRNAs: How Do You Know Yours Is Not an eRNA?. Mol Cell. 2016 Apr 7;62(1):1-2. PubMed PMID: 27058782
  • Nichol JN, Galbraith MD, Kleinman CL, Espinosa JM, Miller WH Jr. NPM and BRG1 Mediate Transcriptional Resistance to Retinoic Acid in Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia. Cell Rep. 2016 Mar 29;14(12):2938-49. PubMed PMID: 26997274
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