Life Sciences Research for Lifelong Health
Roychoudhuri Group members

Firas Sadiyah

Firas gained an MSc in Biotechnology from Hanover Medical School (MHH) where he studied the molecular regulation of haematopoietic stem cell differentiation. Firas moved to the USA to continue this work as a research scholar at University of California in San Francisco (UCSF). At UCSF, Firas' research elucidated lineage-specific roles of key oncogenic proteins in acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) and chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML).

Firas is now in Rahul Roychoudhuri’s group at the Babraham Institute, investigating how long range enhancer-promoter interactions drive cell-fate decisions within the CD4+ T cell lineage to dictate the outcome of immune responses. 

Latest Publications

Bach2 Promotes B Cell Receptor-Induced Proliferation of B Lymphocytes and Represses Cyclin-Dependent Kinase Inhibitors.

Miura Y, Morooka M, Sax N

Journal of immunology (Baltimore, Md. : 1950)
1550-6606: (2018)

PMID: 29540581

Epigenetic control of CD8+ T cell differentiation.

Henning AN, Roychoudhuri R, Restifo NP

Nature reviews. Immunology
1474-1741: (2018)

PMID: 29379213

BACH2 immunodeficiency illustrates an association between super-enhancers and haploinsufficiency.

Afzali B, Grönholm J, Vandrovcova J

Nature immunology
1529-2916: (2017)

PMID: 28530713

BACH transcription factors in innate and adaptive immunity.

Igarashi K, Kurosaki T, Roychoudhuri R

Nature reviews. Immunology
1474-1741: (2017)

PMID: 28461702

Ionic immune suppression within the tumour microenvironment limits T cell effector function.

Eil R, Vodnala SK, Clever D

Nature
537 1476-4687:539-543 (2016)

PMID: 27626381

Oxygen Sensing by T Cells Establishes an Immunologically Tolerant Metastatic Niche.

Clever D, Roychoudhuri R, Constantinides MG

Cell
166 1097-4172:1117-1131.e14 (2016)

PMID: 27565342

BACH2 regulates CD8(+) T cell differentiation by controlling access of AP-1 factors to enhancers.

Roychoudhuri R, Clever D, Li P

Nature immunology
1529-2916: (2016)

PMID: 27158840

The transcription factor BACH2 promotes tumor immunosuppression.

Roychoudhuri R, Eil RL, Clever D

The Journal of clinical investigation
1558-8238: (2016)

PMID: 26731475

Mitochondrial Membrane Potential Identifies Cells with Enhanced Stemness for Cellular Therapy.

Sukumar M, Liu J, Mehta GU

Cell metabolism
1932-7420: (2015)

PMID: 26674251