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DSM staff profile

Dr Euan Rodger

PositionSenior Research Fellow
DepartmentDepartment of Pathology (Dunedin)
QualificationsBSc MSc PhD
Research summaryEpigenetics events in cancer
TeachingChemical Pathology
Memberships
  • Haematology Society of Australia and New Zealand (HSANZ)
  • Royal Society of New Zealand
  • New Zealand Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Research

Using next generation sequencing technology, Euan is leading projects focussing on the epigenetics of myelodysplastic syndrome and melanoma. The first of these projects has documented the genome-wide DNA methylation status of patients with myelodysplastic syndrome. From this project, Euan has contributed to establishing a robust pipeline for genome-wide methylation sequencing. He is now investigating DNA methylation changes associated with the immune checkpoint blockade in melanoma patients.

Publications

Bowden, S. A., Stockwell, P. A., Rodger, E. J., Parry, M. F., Eccles, M. R., Stayner, C., & Chatterjee, A. (2020). Extensive inter-cyst DNA methylation variation in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease revealed by genome scale sequencing. Frontiers in Genetics, 11, 348. doi: 10.3389/fgene.2020.00348

Tiffen, J., Gallagher, S., Filipp, F., Gunatilake, D., Al Emran, A., Cullinane, C., … Rodger, E. J., Eccles, M. R., & Hersey, P. (2020). EZH2 cooperates with DNA methylation to downregulate key tumour suppressors and interferon gene signatures in melanoma. Journal of Investigative Dermatology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.jid.2020.02.042

Jones, G. T., Marsman, J., Bhat, B., Phillips, V. L., Chatterjee, A., Rodger, E. J., Williams, M. J. A., van Rij, A. M., & McCormick, S. P. A. (2020). DNA methylation profiling identifies a high effect genetic variant for lipoprotein(a) levels. Epigenetics. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/15592294.2020.1739797

Rodger, E. J., Chatterjee, A., Stockwell, P. A., & Eccles, M. R. (2019). Characterisation of DNA methylation changes in EBF3 and TBC1D16 associated with tumour progression and metastasis in multiple cancer types. Clinical Epigenetics, 11, 114. doi: 10.1186/s13148-019-0710-5

Al Emran, A., Chatterjee, A., Rodger, E. J., Tiffen, J. C., Gallagher, S. J., Eccles, M. R., & Hersey, P. (2019). Targeting DNA methylation and EZH2 activity to overcome melanoma resistance to immunotherapy. Trends in Immunology, 40(4), 328-344. doi: 10.1016/j.it.2019.02.004

Chapter in Book - Research

Chatterjee, A., Ahn, A., Rodger, E. J., Stockwell, P. A., & Eccles, M. R. (2018). A guide for designing and analyzing RNA-Seq data. In N. Raghavachari & N. Garcia-Reyero (Eds.), Gene expression analysis: Methods in molecular biology (Vol. 1783). (pp. 35-80). New York, NY: Humana Press. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-7834-2_3

Askarian-Amiri, M. E., Rodger, E. J., Chatterjee, A., Finlay, G., & Baguley, B. C. (2018). Epigenetics in melanoma. In A. I. Riker (Ed.), Melanoma: A modern multidisciplinary approach. (pp. 115-132). Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-78310-9_7

Chatterjee, A., Rodger, E. J., Morison, I. M., Eccles, M. R., & Stockwell, P. A. (2017). Tools and strategies for analysis of genome-wide and gene-specific DNA methylation patterns. In G. J. Seymour, M. P. Cullinan & N. C. K. Heng (Eds.), Oral biology: Molecular techniques and applications: Methods in molecular biology (Vol. 1537). (2nd ed.) (pp. 249-277). New York, NY: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-6685-1_15

Chatterjee, A., Rodger, E. J., Stockwell, P. A., Le Mée, G., & Morison, I. M. (2017). Generating multiple base-resolution DNA methylomes using reduced representation bisulfite sequencing. In G. J. Seymour, M. P. Cullinan & N. C. K. Heng (Eds.), Oral biology: Molecular techniques and applications: Methods in molecular biology (Vol. 1537). (2nd ed.) (pp. 279-298). New York, NY: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-6685-1_16

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Journal - Research Article

Bowden, S. A., Stockwell, P. A., Rodger, E. J., Parry, M. F., Eccles, M. R., Stayner, C., & Chatterjee, A. (2020). Extensive inter-cyst DNA methylation variation in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease revealed by genome scale sequencing. Frontiers in Genetics, 11, 348. doi: 10.3389/fgene.2020.00348

Jones, G. T., Marsman, J., Bhat, B., Phillips, V. L., Chatterjee, A., Rodger, E. J., Williams, M. J. A., van Rij, A. M., & McCormick, S. P. A. (2020). DNA methylation profiling identifies a high effect genetic variant for lipoprotein(a) levels. Epigenetics. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/15592294.2020.1739797

Tiffen, J., Gallagher, S., Filipp, F., Gunatilake, D., Al Emran, A., Cullinane, C., … Rodger, E. J., Eccles, M. R., & Hersey, P. (2020). EZH2 cooperates with DNA methylation to downregulate key tumour suppressors and interferon gene signatures in melanoma. Journal of Investigative Dermatology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.jid.2020.02.042

Rodger, E. J., Chatterjee, A., Stockwell, P. A., & Eccles, M. R. (2019). Characterisation of DNA methylation changes in EBF3 and TBC1D16 associated with tumour progression and metastasis in multiple cancer types. Clinical Epigenetics, 11, 114. doi: 10.1186/s13148-019-0710-5

Chatterjee, A., Rodger, E. J., & Eccles, M. R. (2018). Epigenetic drivers of tumourigenesis and cancer metastasis. Seminars in Cancer Biology, 51, 149-159. doi: 10.1016/j.semcancer.2017.08.004

Chatterjee, A., Rodger, E. J., Ahn, A., Stockwell, P. A., Parry, M., Motwani, J., … Eccles, M. R., & Hersey, P. (2018). Marked global DNA hypomethylation is associated with constitutive PD-L1 expression in melanoma. iScience, 4, 312-325. doi: 10.1016/j.isci.2018.05.021

Bowden, S. A., Rodger, E. J., Bates, M., Chatterjee, A., Eccles, M. R., & Stayner, C. (2018). Genome-scale single nucleotide resolution analysis of DNA methylation in human autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease. American Journal of Nephrology, 48(6), 415-424. doi: 10.1159/000494739

Chatterjee, A., Stockwell, P. A., Ahn, A., Rodger, E. J., Leichter, A. L., & Eccles, M. R. (2017). Genome-wide methylation sequencing of paired primary and metastatic cell lines identifies common DNA methylation changes and a role for EBF3 as a candidate epigenetic driver of melanoma metastasis. Oncotarget, 8(4), 6085-6101. doi: 10.18632/oncotarget.14042

Chatterjee, A., Stockwell, P. A., Rodger, E. J., & Morison, I. M. (2016). Genome-scale DNA methylome and transcriptome profiling of human neutrophils. Scientific Data, 3, 160019. doi: 10.1038/sdata.2016.19

Chatterjee, A., Lagisz, M., Rodger, E. J., Zhen, L., Stockwell, P. A., Duncan, E. J., Horsfield, J. A., … Nakagawa, S. (2016). Sex differences in DNA methylation and expression in zebrafish brain: A test of an extended ‘male sex drive’ hypothesis. Gene, 590, 307-316. doi: 10.1016/j.gene.2016.05.042

Chatterjee, A., Macaulay, E. C., Rodger, E. J., Stockwell, P. A., Parry, M. F., Roberts, H. E., Slatter, T. L., Hung, N. A., Devenish, C. J., & Morison, I. M. (2016). Placental hypomethylation is more pronounced in genomic loci devoid of retroelements. Genes Genomes Genetics, 6(7), 1911-1921. doi: 10.1534/g3.116.030379

Chatterjee, A., Stockwell, P. A., Rodger, E. J., Parry, M. F., & Eccles, M. R. (2016). scan_tcga tools for integrated epigenomic and transcriptomic analysis of tumor subgroups. Epigenomics, 8(10), 1315-1330. doi: 10.2217/epi-2016-0063

Chatterjee, A., Stockwell, P. A., Rodger, E. J., Duncan, E. J., Parry, M. F., Weeks, R. J., & Morison, I. M. (2015). Genome-wide DNA methylation map of human neutrophils reveals widespread inter-individual epigenetic variation. Scientific Reports, 5, 17328. doi: 10.1038/srep17328

Stockwell, P. A., Chatterjee, A., Rodger, E. J., & Morison, I. M. (2014). DMAP: Differential methylation analysis package for RRBS and WGBS data. Bioinformatics, 30(13), 1814-1822. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btu126

Rodger, E. J., Chatterjee, A., & Morison, I. M. (2014). 5-hydroxymethylcytosine: A potential therapeutic target in cancer. Epigenomics, 6(5), 503-514. doi: 10.2217/epi.14.39

Ludgate, J. L., Le Mée, G., Fukuzawa, R., Rodger, E. J., Weeks, R. J., Reeve, A. E., & Morison, I. M. (2013). Global demethylation in loss of imprinting subtype of Wilms tumor. Genes Chromosomes & Cancer, 52(2), 174-184. doi: 10.1002/gcc.22017

Rodger, E. J., Suetani, R. J., Jones, G. T., Kleffmann, T., Carne, A., Legge, M., & McCormick, S. P. A. (2012). Proteomic analysis of aortae from human lipoprotein(a) transgenic mice shows an early metabolic response independent of atherosclerosis. PLoS ONE, 7(1), e30383. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0030383

Chatterjee, A., Rodger, E. J., Stockwell, P. A., Weeks, R. J., & Morison, I. M. (2012). Technical considerations for reduced representation bisulfite sequencing with multiplexed libraries. Journal of Biomedicine & Biotechnology, 2012, 741542. doi: 10.1155/2012/741542

Laskar, A., Rodger, E. J., Chatterjee, A., & Mandal, C. (2012). Modeling and structural analysis of PA clan serine proteases. BMC Research Notes, 5, 256. doi: 10.1186/1756-0500-5-256

Rodger, E. J., & Morison, I. M. (2012). Myelodysplastic syndrome in New Zealand and Australia. Internal Medicine Journal, 42(11), 1235-1242. doi: 10.1111/j.1445-5994.2011.02619.x

Chatterjee, A., Stockwell, P. A., Rodger, E. J., & Morison, I. M. (2012). Comparison of alignment software for genome-wide bisulphite sequence data. Nucleic Acids Research, 40(10), e79. doi: 10.1093/nar/gks150

Laskar, A., Chatterjee, A., Chatterjee, S., & Rodger, E. J. (2012). Three-dimensional molecular modeling of a diverse range of SC clan serine proteases. Molecular Biology International, 2012, 580965. doi: 10.1155/2012/580965

Laskar, A., Rodger, E. J., Chatterjee, A., & Mandal, C. (2011). Modeling and structural analysis of evolutionarily diverse S8 family serine proteases. Bioinformation, 7(5), 239-245.

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Journal - Research Other

Al Emran, A., Chatterjee, A., Rodger, E. J., Tiffen, J. C., Gallagher, S. J., Eccles, M. R., & Hersey, P. (2019). Targeting DNA methylation and EZH2 activity to overcome melanoma resistance to immunotherapy. Trends in Immunology, 40(4), 328-344. doi: 10.1016/j.it.2019.02.004

Eccles, M. R., Chatterjee, A., & Rodger, E. J. (2017). Identifying drivers of metastasis; towards a systematic approach. Translational Cancer Research, 6(Suppl. 7), S1273-S1276. doi: 10.21037/tcr.2017.09.52

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