Colin Lickwar

Colin Lickwar
Senior Research Associate

Contact Information:

Rawls Lab

Colin is originally from Duxbury, Vermont. He received his PhD from the lab of Jason Lieb at UNC Chapel Hill. He joined the Rawls lab in 2013 to study genomics and transcriptional regulation of host/microbe interactions in the gut.


Genome-wide measurement of protein-DNA binding dynamics using competition ChIP. Lickwar CR, Mueller F, Lieb JD. Nat Protoc. 2013;8(7):1337-53. [Epub 2013 Jun 13].

A guanosine-centric mechanism for RNA chaperone function. Grohman JK, Gorelick RJ, Lickwar CR, Lieb JD, Bower BD, Znosko BM, Weeks KM. Science. 2013 Apr 12;340(6129):190-5. [Epub 2013 Mar 7].

Genome-wide protein-DNA binding dynamics suggest a molecular clutch for transcription factor function. Lickwar CR, Mueller F, Hanlon SE, McNally JG, Lieb JD. Nature. 2012 Apr 11;484(7393):251-5.

The Set2/Rpd3S pathway suppresses cryptic transcription without regard to gene length or transcription frequency. Lickwar CR, Rao B, Shabalin AA, Nobel AB, Strahl BD, Lieb JD.
PLoS One. 2009;4(3):e4886. [Epub 2009 Mar 19].

Longo C, Lickwar C, Hu Q, Nelson-Vasilchik K, Viola D, Hague J, Chandlee JM, Luo H, Kausch AP.
Methods Mol Biol. 2006;344:83-95.

RTS, a rice anther-specific gene is required for male fertility and its promoter sequence directs tissue-specific gene expression in different plant species. Luo H, Lee JY, Hu Q, Nelson-Vasilchik K, Eitas TK, Lickwar C, Kausch AP, Chandlee JM, Hodges TK. Plant Mol Biol. 2006 Oct;62(3):397-408. [Epub 2006 Aug 1].