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Xiaoxiao Shawn Liu, PhD

Dr. Liu will utilize a novel technology based on CRISPR to study the effect of an epigenetic chemical modification called 5-hmC on gene expression. He will analyze the effect at a single genome level and then define the role of 5-hmC in normal mammalian development and in cancer.

Project title: "Examining the biological function of 5-hmC modification in the mammalian genome"
Institution: Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
Award Program: Fellow
Sponsor(s) / Mentor(s): Rudolf Jaenisch, MD
Cancer Type: All Cancers
Research Area: Signal Transduction