The Maurano lab develops genomic approaches to gene regulation and studies their application to common human diseases

We are affiliated with the NYU Department of Pathology, and are part of the Institute for Systems Genetics, which hosts high-throughput sequencing, robotics, high-performance computing, and megabase-scale DNA synthesis facilities.

We have open staff and postdoc positions! Candidates should contact Matt Maurano at


June 2022
Our manuscript using synthetic regulatory genomics to show how enhancers work together at Sox2 is on bioRxiv.

January 2022
A paper co-first authored by former lab member Nick Vulpescu on finding target genes of GWAS loci has been accepted at Human Genetics. Nick is now doing a PhD in the Velculescu lab at JHU. A second paper, Analysis of genomic context sensitivity, by Andre, Megan, Raven, and Ran has been accepted for publication in Genome Research.

December 2021
PhD student Raquel Moya's first co-authored paper on the genetics of sudden unexplained death in childhood is out in PNAS.

July 2021
The lab is happy to welcome Hannah Ashe and Gwen Ellis!

May 2021
Our paper on tissue-specific regulatory variation has been published in Nature Communications.

March 2021
Ran's Big-IN paper has been published in PNAS.