Cellular and Molecular Biology Graduate Program
Genome Center/ Biotechnology Center
Faculty Advisor: David C. Schwartz
My research is aimed at assessing genome-wide methylation patterns, to understand their tissue specificities in the context of transcriptional regulation. My aim is to characterize methylation sites on a whole genome-wide basis, using a high-throughput single molecule plaform for high resolution discernment of the methylation patterns. Obtaining this over many tissue types will allow comprehensive description of the “methylome”. This is of fundamental importance for modern biology: DNA methylation plays a crucial role, for instance, in development, cancer, and aging.