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.
Georgia Institute of Technology, Biology with High Honors, 2016
NIH Genetics Training Grant Fellow 2018-19