Technicians
Ifeoluwa Elizabeth Adewumi, Research Assistant | Tina Khorshid Ahmad, Research Assistant | Tasnim Beacon, Research Assistant |
Vichithra RB Liyanage, Research Technician

Ifeoluwa (Ife) Elizabeth Adewumi, Research Assistant
adewumii@myumanitoba.ca 
Biosketch

My epigenetics research interest focuses on using triple-negative breast cancer cell lines to create the TNFα gene signature and to determine the role MSK-mediated nucleosomal response plays in TNFα induced transcriptional program.







 
Tina Khorshid Ahmad, Research Assistant
khorshit@myumanitoba.ca        
Biosketch

I work on Epigenetic regulation of re-myelination and/or myelin repair by methyl CpG binding protein 2 (MeCP2) and brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) in an experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) model of multiple sclerosis (MS) under the supervision of Dr. Michael Namaka.  

 


 



Tasnim Beacon, Research Assistant
goldeen_392@hotmail.com     
Biosketch

My epigenetics research interest would be to identify regions of enrichment of H3K4me3 histone modification domains in colon cancer cells by chromatin immunoprecipitation and next generation sequencing. 







Vichithra (Vichy) RB Liyanage, Research Technician 
VichithraRasangi.BatuwitaLiyanage@umanitoba.ca
Biosketch

My research interests are mainly of the role of epigenetic mechanisms on gene expression regulation in neurodevelopmental disorders. Among the different epigenetic mechanisms, my main focus is on the role of DNA methylation in gene expression regulation. My research work is also linked to study MeCP2, which is a major epigenetic regulator.