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Rob Martienssen, "Germline reprogramming and epigenetic inheritance: how to avoid bad karma"

May 22, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Clark Auditorium

Free and open to the public

Rob Martienssen is a Professor and HHMI Investigator at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. Martienssen, a pioneer in the study of epigenetics, investigates mechanisms involved in gene regulation and stem cell fate in yeast and model plants including Arabidopsis and maize. He and his colleagues have shed light on a phenomenon called position-effect variegation, caused by inactivation of a gene positioned near densely packed chromosomal material called heterochromatin. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society.

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