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Brian J. Beliveau, PhD

Dr. Beliveau has developed transformative single-cell imaging technologies to analyze how chromosomes inside the nucleus are organized. He will use these tools to investigate the causes and consequences of genome organization in health and disease. This technology may provide a clearer picture of the difference between the structure of genes that are turned "on" for protein production 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 control gene expression and protein production may aid in the development of novel cancer therapies.

Project title: "Decoding Polycomb-mediated gene regulation in single cells with single-molecule super resolution imaging and synthetic biology"
Institution: University of Washington
Award Program: Dale Frey Scientist
Cancer Type: All Cancers
Research Area: Chromatin Biology