Contact Info

audrey.calvird@uga.edu
Office:
Davison 406

Ph.D. student in the Goll lab

I am interested in understanding the mechanisms that promote silencing of repetitive DNA in vertebrate animals. My project focuses on a protein named NSD1, which we identified in a screen for genes that normally silence transcription from a repetitive transgene reporter. NSD1 is thought to mediate a histone modification called H3K36me2 which is normally associated with transcription, and I’m now working to understand how this modification may also act in the context of repression.

Other Affiliations:
Education:

Georgia Institute of Technology, Biology with High Honors, 2016

Labs (please indicate whose lab you are a member of):
Of note:

NIH Genetics Training Grant Fellow 2018-19