3D Chromatin Structure
We study how DNA loops regulate gene transcription and human development.Read More
We are developing and applying new techniques to manipulate non-coding regulatory DNA and 3D chromatin structure.Read More
We are interested in the complex network of molecular events that drive lineage specification and the maintenance of cellular identity.Read More
We are developing novel software to analyze and visualize data from genomic and proteomic data sets.Read More
Welcome Eliza and Maya
We are excited to welcome two new lab members this week. Eliza Thulson joins the groups as a BBSP rotation student to work on transcription factor-mediated DNA loop formation during macrophage development. Mayura Patwardhan is an undergraduate researcher developing a new R package for genomic data analysis.
Katie receives a travel grant
Congratulations to Katie Metz who was awarded a UNC Graduate Student Transportation Grant to help offset costs for her travel to the a Keystone Symposia. She will be traveling to Whistler, British Columbia, Canada next month to present her research at the 'Chromatin Architecture and Chromosome Organization' meeting.
Robert Fisher joins the group as an undergraduate researcher. He will employ CRISPR/Cas9 technology to study the role of AP-1 in enhancer-mediated gene regulation.
Doug receives a JFD Award
Doug has received a Junior Faculty Development Award to develop high-throughput CRISPR screens of chromatin loops involved in macrophage development.