Mark Horswill

Mark Horswill

Senior Research Specialist



(608) 520-8682


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I study RNA replication mechanisms of the Sindbis (SINV) virus.


M.S. Applied Molecular Biology, 1999, University of Wisconsin-Parkside

B.S. Biological Sciences, 1997, University of Wisconsin-Parkside

Honors and Awards

3rd Mayo Clinic Angiogenesis Symposium Young Investigator Award for poster abstract “Structure and Functional Analysis of Snrk-1 in Vascular Development” October 2008

Selected Publications

  • Zeng H, Lu L, Chan NT, Horswill M, Ahlquist P, Zhong X, Xu W. Systematic
    identification of Ctr9 regulome in ERĪ±-positive breast cancer. BMC Genomics. 2016
    Nov 9;17(1):902.
  • Cossette SM, Bhute VJ, Bao X, Harmann LM, Horswill MA, Sinha I, Gastonguay A,
    Pooya S, Bordas M, Kumar SN, Mirza SP, Palecek SP, Strande JL, Ramchandran R.
    Sucrose Nonfermenting-Related Kinase Enzyme-Mediated Rho-Associated Kinase
    Signaling is Responsible for Cardiac Function. Circ Cardiovasc Genet. 2016
  • Bodelon C, Vinokurova S, Sampson JN, den Boon JA, Walker JL, Horswill MA,
    Korthauer K, Schiffman M, Sherman ME, Zuna RE, Mitchell J, Zhang X, Boland JF,
    Chaturvedi AK, Dunn ST, Newton MA, Ahlquist P, Wang SS, Wentzensen N. Chromosomal
    copy number alterations and HPV integration in cervical precancer and invasive
    cancer. Carcinogenesis. 2016 Feb;37(2):188-96.
  • den Boon JA, Pyeon D, Wang SS, Horswill M, Schiffman M, Sherman M, Zuna RE,
    Wang Z, Hewitt SM, Pearson R, Schott M, Chung L, He Q, Lambert P, Walker J,
    Newton MA, Wentzensen N, Ahlquist P. Molecular transitions from papillomavirus
    infection to cervical precancer and cancer: Role of stromal estrogen receptor
    signaling. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Jun 23;112(25):E3255-64.
  • Jeitner TM, Pinto JT, Krasnikov BF, Horswill M, Cooper AJ. Transglutaminases
    and neurodegeneration. J Neurochem. 2009 May;109 Suppl 1:160-6.
  • Horswill MA, Narayan M, Warejcka DJ, Cirillo LA, Twining SS. Epigenetic
    silencing of maspin expression occurs early in the conversion of keratocytes to
    fibroblasts. Exp Eye Res. 2008 Apr;86(4):586-600.