PhD student

Rogan Magee

PhD student

Short Bio

Rogan is currently a second year student in the MD/PhD program. He studied computer science and biology at Saint Olaf College, where he investigated neuronal plasticity rules using computational techniques. He hopes to use that training at TJU, to study bioinformatics and treatment development for neurologic disease or cancer.





  • Magee, R, Rigoutsos, I. On the expanding roles of tRNA fragments in modulating cell behavior [published online ahead of print, 2020 Sep 5]. Nucleic Acids Res. 2020;gkaa657. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkaa657. PubMed PMID:32890397.


  • Londin, E, Magee, R, Shields, CL, Lally, SE, Sato, T, Rigoutsos, I. IsomiRs and tRNA-derived Fragments are Associated with Metastasis and Patient Survival in Uveal Melanoma. Pigment Cell Melanoma Res. 2019; :. doi: 10.1111/pcmr.12810. PubMed PMID:31283110.
  • Magee, R, Londin, E, Rigoutsos, I. tRNA-derived fragments as sex-dependent circulating candidate biomarkers for Parkinson's disease. Parkinsonism Relat Disor Aug 2019 May 25;65:203-209. doi: 10.1016/j.parkreldis.2019.05.035. PubMed PMID:31402278.
  • Telonis, AG, Loher, P, Magee, R, Pliatsika, V, Londin, E, Kirino, Y, Rigoutsos, I. tRNA Fragments Show Intertwining with mRNAs of Specific Repeat Content and Have Links to Disparities. Cancer Res. 2019 Apr 17. doi: 10.1158/0008-5472.CAN-19-0789. PubMed PMID:30996049.
  • Srinivasan, S, Yeri, A, Cheah, PS, Chung, A, Danielson, K, De, Hoff, P, Filant, J, Laurent, CD, Laurent, LD, Magee, R, Moeller, C, Murthy, VL, Nejad, P, PaulAPC9016:~ vxp025$ Rodosthenous, R, Shah, RV, Simonson, B, To, C, Wong, D, Yan, IK, Zhang, X, Balaj, L, Breakefield, XO, Daaboul, G, Gandhi, R, Lapidus, J, Londin, E, Patel, T, Raffai, RL, Sood, AK, Alexander, RP, Das, S, Laurent, LC. Small RNA Sequencing across Diverse Biofluids Identifies Optimal Methods for exRNA Isolation. Cell. 2019 Apr 4;177(2):446-462.e16. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2019.03.024. PubMed PMID:30951671


  • Magee, RG, Telonis, AG, Loher, P, Londin, E, Rigoutsos, I. Profiles of miRNA Isoforms and tRNA Fragments in Prostate Cancer. Sci Rep. 2018;8 (1):5314. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-22488-2. PubMed PMID:29593348 PubMed Central PMC5871839.
  • Pliatsika, V, Loher, P, Magee, R, Telonis, AG, Londin, E, Shigematsu, M, Kirino, Y, Rigoutsos, I. MINTbase v2.0: a comprehensive database for tRNA-derived fragments that includes nuclear and mitochondrial fragments from all The Cancer Genome Atlas projects. Nucleic Acids Res. 2018;46 (D1):D152-D159. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkx1075. PubMed PMID:29186503 PubMed Central PMC5753276.


  • Magee, R, Telonis, AG, Cherlin, T, Rigoutsos, I, Londin, E. Assessment of isomiR Discrimination Using Commercial qPCR Methods. Noncoding RNA. 2017;3 (2):. doi: 10.3390/ncrna3020018. PubMed PMID:28730153 PubMed Central PMC5514785.
  • Telonis, AG, Magee, R, Loher, P, Chervoneva, I, Londin, E, Rigoutsos, I. Knowledge about the presence or absence of miRNA isoforms (isomiRs) can successfully discriminate amongst 32 TCGA cancer types. Nucleic Acids Res. 2017;45 (6):2973-2985. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkx082. PubMed PMID:28206648 PubMed Central PMC5389567.
  • Magee, R, Loher, P, Londin, E, Rigoutsos, I. Threshold-seq: a tool for determining the threshold in short RNA-seq datasets. Bioinformatics. 2017;33 (13):2034-2036. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btx073. PubMed PMID:28203700 PubMed Central PMC5870860.


  • Suriyawong, A, Magee, R, Peebles, K, Biswas, P. Energy recycling by co-combustion of coal and recovered paint solids from automobile paint operations. J Air Waste Manag Assoc. 2009;59 (5):560-7. PubMed PMID:19583156.

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