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Hume Akahori Stroud, PhD

Dr. Stroud [HHMI Fellow] is examining the distinct role of MeCP2, a protein that binds methyl-CpG-DNA and regulates neuronal chromatin, which "packages" DNA. The proposed research has significant implications for causes and mechanisms of cancer, as dysregulation of DNA methylation and other chromatin modifications represent early oncogenic events in a wide range of human cancers.  His project may have particular relevance to cancers of the nervous system.

Project title: "Understanding the mechanism and roles of changes in chromatin composition in the brain"
Institution: Harvard Medical School
Named Award: HHMI Fellow
Award Program: Fellow
Sponsor(s) / Mentor(s): Michael E. Greenberg, PhD
Cancer Type: Brain, All Cancers
Research Area: Neuroscience