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Brian J. Beliveau, PhD

Dr. Beliveau [HHMI Fellow] is using newly developed “super-resolution” microscopy methods to look at DNA structure in cells. These new methods may provide a clearer picture of the difference between the structure of genes that are “on” and genes that are “off.” As many cancers are driven by the abnormal expression of genes such as oncogenes and tumor suppressors, information about how DNA structure can turn genes on and off may aid in the development of cancer therapies.

Project title: "Decoding Polycomb-mediated gene regulation in single cells with single-molecule super resolution imaging and synthetic biology"
Institution: Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, Harvard University
Named Award: HHMI Fellow
Award Program: Fellow
Sponsor(s) / Mentor(s): Peng Yin, PhD
Cancer Type: All Cancers
Research Area: Chromatin Biology