Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics
I will be starting in September 2018 as an Assistant Professor in Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, studying how epigenetics connects early life exposures to long-term health. My current focus is the role of epigenetic changes in the link between mothers’ exposure to inhaled pollutants like cigarette smoke and their children’s risk of developing asthma. Students and staff in my lab have the opportunity to use large epigenetic data sets from human birth cohort studies to discover epigenetic changes associated with specific environmental exposures. These findings inform in vivo experiments using model systems to understand the molecular and developmental impacts of prenatal exposures.