• Assistant Professor, School Of Biological Sciences


  • Michael S. Werner (2023). Histone 4 lysine 5/12 acetylation enables developmental plasticity of Pristionchus mouth form. Nature Communications. Published, 04/13/2023.
  • Tess Renahan, Wen-Sui Lo, Michael S. Werner, Jacques Rochat, Matthias Herrmann & Ralf J. Sommer (2021). Nematode biphasic 'boom and bust' dynamics are dependent on host bacterial load while linking dauer and mouth-form polyphenisms. Environmental microbiology. Environmental microbiology. Published, 12/01/2021.
  • Tobias Theska, Bogdan Sieriebriennikov, Sara S Wighard, Michael S Werner & Ralf J Sommer (2020). Geometric morphometrics of microscopic animals as exemplified by model nematodes. Nature Protocols. Vol. 15, 2611-2644. Published, 08/01/2020.
  • Michael S Werner, Marc H Claaßen, Tess Renahan, Mohannad Dardiry & Ralf J Sommer (2018). Adult influence on juvenile phenotypes by stage-specific pheromone production. Iscience. Vol. 10, 123-134. Published, 12/21/2018.
  • Michael S Werner, Bogdan Sieriebriennikov, Neel Prabh, Tobias Loschko, Christa Lanz & Ralf J Sommer (2018). Young genes have distinct gene structure, epigenetic profiles, and transcriptional regulation. Genome Research. Vol. 28, 1675-1687. Published, 11/01/2018.
  • Ankit Gupta, Jing Xu, Shirley Lee, Steven T Tsai, Bo Zhou, Kohei Kurosawa, Michael S Werner, Akiko Koide, Alexander J Ruthenburg, Yali Dou & Shohei Koide (2018). Facile target validation in an animal model with intracellularly expressed monobodies. Nature Chemical Biology. Vol. 14, 895-900. Published, 09/2018.
  • Xinan H Yang,, Rangarajan D Nadadur, Catharina RE Hilvering, Valerio Bianchi, Michael Werner, Stefan R Mazurek, Margaret Gadek, Kaitlyn M Shen, Joseph Aaron Goldman, Ozanna Burnicka-Turek, Kenneth D Poss, Christopher R Weber, Wouter de Laat, Alexander J Ruthenburg & Ivan P Moskowitz (2017). Transcription-factor-dependent enhancer transcription defines a gene regulatory network for cardiac rhythm. Elife. Vol. 6, e31683. Published, 12/2017.
  • MS Werner, B Sieriebriennikov, T Loschko, S Namdeo, M Lenuzzi, M Dardiry, T Renahan, DR Sharma & RJ Sommer (2017). Environmental influence on Pristionchus pacificus mouth form through different culture methods. Scientific Reports. Vol. 7, 7207. Published, 08/2017.
  • Michael S Werner, Matthew A Sullivan, Rohan N Shah, Rangarajan D Nadadur, Adrian T Grzybowski, Vasiliy Galat, Ivan P Moskowitz & Alexander J Ruthenburg (2017). Chromatin-enriched lncRNAs can act as cell-type specific activators of proximal gene transcription. Nature Structural & Molecular Biology. Vol. 24, 596-603. Published, 07/2017.
  • Ralf J Sommer, Mohannad Dardiry, Masa Lenuzzi, Suryesh Namdeo, Bogdan Sieriebriennikov, Tess Renahan & Michael S Werner (2017). The genetics of phenotypic plasticity in nematode feeding structures. Open Biology. Vol. 7, 160332. Published, 03/2017.
  • Sommer, R.J., Dardiry, M., Lenuzzi, M., Namdeo, S., Renahan, T., Sieriebriennikov, B. & Werner, M.S. (2017). The genetics of phenotypic plasticity in nematode feeding structures. (pp. 160332–118). Vol. 7. Open Biology. Published, 03/2017.
  • Michael S Werner & Alexander J Ruthenburg (2015). Nuclear fractionation reveals thousands of chromatin-tethered noncoding RNAs adjacent to active genes. Cell Reports. Vol. 12, 1089-1098. Published, 08/2015.
  • Werner, M. & Ruthenburg, A.J. (2011). The United States of histone ubiquitylation and methylation. (pp. 5-7). Vol. 43. Molecular Cell. Published, 07/2011.
  • Michael Werner & Alexander J Ruthenburg (2011). The United States of histone ubiquitylation and methylation. Molecular cell. Vol. 43, 5-7. Published, 07/2011.

Grants, Contracts & Research Gifts

  • NIH MIRA PAR-20-117 WERNER. PI: WERNER,MICHAEL STEPHEN. NIH NATIONAL INST OF GENERAL M, 07/25/2023 - 05/31/2028. Total project budget to date: $385,000.00
  • FELLOW PD: JULIE JUNG SSB. PI: WERNER,MICHAEL STEPHEN. SOCIETY OF SYSTEMATIC BIOLOGIS, 03/22/2023 - 03/21/2024. Total project budget to date: $4,000.00