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Christopher Weier

Class 2009
Education BS, Johns Hopkins University

Dr. William Nelson

Current Position ‎Lead Project Scientist

RedVault Biosciences

Research Interests

My work has focused on recurrent rearrangements in prostate cancer. We have employed a number of novel sequencing strategies to resolve these rearrangements in order to elucidate a mechanisms for specific gene fusions.


Molecular evidence that invasive adenocarcinoma can mimic prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia (PIN) and intraductal carcinoma through retrograde glandular colonization. Haffner MC, Weier C, Xu MM, Vaghasia A, Gürel B, Gümüşkaya B, Esopi DM, Fedor H, Tan HL, Kulac I, Hicks J, Isaacs WB, Lotan TL, Nelson WG, Yegnasubramanian S, De Marzo AM. J Pathol. 2015 Aug 31. doi: 10.1002/path.4628. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 26331372

Nucleotide resolution analysis of TMPRSS2 and ERG rearrangements in prostate cancer. Weier C, Haffner MC, Mosbruger T, Esopi DM, Hicks J, Zheng Q, Fedor H, Isaacs WB, De Marzo AM, Nelson WG, Yegnasubramanian S. J Pathol. 2013 Jun;230(2):174-83. doi: 10.1002/path.4186.  PMID:23447416