Epigenetic marks come in many forms, from cytosine methylation to histone modification, and the changes they induce are frequently heritable. Modifications caused by traumatic events can be maladaptive in the wake of the stressor, as well as in subsequent generations, but little is known about the process for erasing these epigenetic modifications from the genome. To explore the current progress towards understanding the mechanism(s) behind erasing epigenetic marks, The Scientist is bringing together a panel of experts who will share their research into editing the epigenome. Attendees will have an opportunity to interact with the experts, ask questions, and seek advice on topics related to their research.
Topics to be covered:
- The variety of epigenetic modifications and their influence on gene expression
- How editing or erasing epigenetic marks might be used in a therapeutic manner
Meet the Speakers:
Alex Drohat, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry...
Samuel Hong, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biochemistry
Emory University School of Medicine