Dr. Marc Del Bigio
 Marc Del Bigio                              

Professor, Department of Pathology
Neuropathologist, Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre


My interests in epigenetics is understanding the effects on brain development and brain disease. Studies of human autopsy brains and monkey brains exposed to alcohol in utero are our first using epigenetic detection tools. We are also interested in the possibility that rapid epigenetic changes account for some of the brain damage that occurs after bleeding that is associated with premature birth. In order to understand this, we are conducting animal experiments (in mouse and pigs) to ascertain the stability of epigenetic changes after death.

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Contact Information:
204.789.3378
600 John Buhler Research Center
Marc.DelBigio@umanitoba.ca
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