Epigenetics Consortium at the University of Minnesota

The Epigenetics Consortium aims to strengthen the epigenetics research at the University of Minnesota and establish us as a major key player in this important field.

Epigenetics is important for many areas of scientific inquiry, including neuroscience, cell development, psychology, epidemiology, cancer, and pharmacology.

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Epigenetic Consortium Research

In the flow of genetic information from the genome to the transcriptome, epigenetic regulation plays a critical role in modulating the expression of genotypes to phenotypes in a tissue specific and temporarily specific manner. Epigenetic regulation can take place in the methylation of DNA, covalent modifications of histone, or interactions between nucleosome and DNA.

DNA methylation is the most stable form of epigenetic modification that leads to transcriptional silencing, X chromosome inactivation and imprinting.
Obtaining genome-scale patterns of DNA methylation in different normal and disease tissues are critical for understanding the developmental processes as well as the etiology of many pathologic states including autism and cancer.


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Join Us!  Monthly Seminars, All Are Welcome!


Thursday, September 21, 2017

Chris Faulk, Assistant Professor, Functional Genomics, 2-120 WDH
“Conservation or Flexibility of the Epigenome in Ultraconserved Non-coding Elements by Comparing 60 Species.”

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Jenna Fernandez & Chris Seiler, Tretyakova Lab, "Chemical Biology of DNA Methylation and Demethylation," 2-120 WDH

Monday, November 6, 2017

Wenshe Liu, PhD, Emile and Marta Schweikert Professor, Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M University, 2-690 Moos Tower
“Use an Expanded Genetic Code to Study Epigenetic Erasers.”

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Camila Dos Santos, Assistant Professor, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, 2-120 WDH
"Probing the Epigenome to Target Breast Cancer."


Thursday, January 18, 2018

Phu Tran, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, 2-690 Moos Tower
"Coordinated Roles of Iron-Dependent PHD and JARID in Early-Life Iron Deficiency-Induced Adult Neural Gene Dysregulation"


Thursday, February 15, 2018

Chuan He, John T. Wilson Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Chicago, 2-690 Moos Tower
"RNA Methylation in Gene Expression Regulation."


Thursday, March 22, 2018

Dr. Moshe Szyf, Glaxo Smith Kline and James McGill Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, McGill University Medical School- 2-690 Moos Tower


Thursday, April 19, 2018

Dewey McCafferty - Professor of Chemistry, Duke University - 2-690 Moos Tower